After a successful and positively received 2017 Summer School, with 9 out of 10 participants saying they would recommend Scale, it is time to begin our preparation for the 2018 Can Do Scale Summer School.

Aimed at:

  • Motivated, innovative individuals with ambitions to grow their business internationally
  • Experienced individuals who have seen their business growth stall and need to be re-energised
  • Corporate innovators leading a product development team needing a structured approach to achieve scale on a global level

Applications accepted from early 2018 onwards.


Scotland Can Do SCALE Summer School – what is it?

Launched in 2015, The Scotland Can Do SCALE Summer School is an executive education residential programme designed to provide an inspirational, practical and structured approach to developing your skills for growth.

Led over the last 3 years by internationally renowned professors Bill Aulet, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management and Noam Wasserman, University of Southern California (USC), it offers unprecedented access to educators with direct expertise in scaling up a business.


What’s involved?

The Can Do Scale Summer School will draw content from international best practice and experience, tailored to fit the Scottish participants. Successful applicants will benefit from:

  • Four day residential Summer School
  • Interactive Group Case Studies and Workshops
  • Inspirational Scottish Speakers and Content
  • Round Table “Ask me anything sessions”
  • Year round Peer-to-peer learning and networking opportunities


Since its inception in 2015, over 200 businesses from across Scotland have benefited from the summer schools and subsequently increased their confidence, turnover and employment. The alumni highly recommend the summer school. You can read their stories at www.cando.scot/scale

How do I find out more and apply?

For more information, please get in touch with the Scotland Can Do SCALE Project Manager Graeme Schmidt

Applications will be accepted from early 2018 onwards and full details on how to apply will be published here and at www.cando.scot/scale.

All entries will be assessed by an independent expert panel and businesses will be shortlisted for interviews which will take place across Scotland.


The Scotland Can Do SCALE (SCALE) programme is an inclusive, high growth entrepreneurial education initiative led by three government agencies, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, and the Scottish Funding Council (the Partners) with strong backing from the Scottish Government and Entrepreneurial Scotland. Drawing on world leading educators and specialists, it is an ambitious programme which will place Scotland as a leader in stimulating a step change in regional innovation driven entrepreneurship. 

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