Interactive resources for incubators and accelerators
Interactive resources for incubators and accelerators
Interactive resources for incubators and accelerators

Scaling and Replicating Programs

When an incubator or accelerator program is financially stable and creating a positive impact, it stands to reason that scaling that program and replicating it in other areas will generate even more impact for more people. But scaling and replicating can be risky, and knowing when to do it, why you are doing it, what you will need to change and what you hope to achieve will help to prepare you for a more successful and sustainable stage of growth.


This section looks at some of the issues you may face with regards to scaling and/or replicating what you do in your current territory/new markets in your country or around the world. It provides examples of and strategies for thinking through how to manage the different challenges that growth inevitably creates.


    A deep dive review of how to scale and replicate your incubator and accelerator programs


    • Deepen understanding of replication and scaling models, from plans to practicalities
    • Clarify the selection and design of relevant strategies and tactics for scaling for your Accelerator or Incubator
    • Build confidence in tools and techniques for the implementation and management of scaling for financial resilience and impact
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    The Social Enterprise Academy (SEA) delivers transformational learning and development programs focused on leadership, entrepreneurship, learning and social impact for people working for social purpose at all levels, and organisations at all stages. 12 country teams are currently in development. As of 2018, the Academy has delivered 1,998 learning programs reaching 15,897 adult learners globally, and over 1200 schools with 41,000 pupils engaged in formal education. With local adaptation and innovation by a growing team of partners across Africa, Asia and Europe, the Academy aims to help build the strength of the social enterprise movement.





    Village Capital builds bridges for entrepreneurs who are creating an inclusive and sustainable world. Their programs connect high potential, early-stage entrepreneurs with the people, institutions, and capital they need to succeed. Since 2009, Village Capital has supported more than 1,000 entrepreneurs through their programs, and partnered with affiliated investment funds, including VilCap Investments, that have invested seed capital in more than 90 program graduates. Through their VilCap Communities program, Village Capital provides an all-inclusive solution for program design, management, and implementation of a venture development program.




    The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) operates a platform of programs in 170 countries aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business. By fostering deeper cross border collaboration and initiatives between entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and entrepreneurial support organisations, GEN works to fuel healthier start and scale ecosystems that create more jobs, educate individuals, accelerate innovation, and strengthen economic growth. Its extensive footprint of national operations and global verticals in policy, research and programs ensures members have uncommon access to the most relevant knowledge, networks, communities and programs.



Before You Scale

Everything you need to think about before you make the decision to scale