The ScaleUp methodology founded by the globally-recognised entrepreneur and business thought-leader, Verne Harnish has been harnessed by Australian companies like Atlassian, Greencross and Red Balloon and is focused on moving fast-growing middle market companies from a revenue bracket between $2 million and $50 million to $100 million and beyond.
Sydney has been chosen as the 5th global city to launch The 12-month Scaling Up Master’s Program. Other notable cities include London, Amsterdam and Detroit.
In September 2018, I held an invitation-only preview evening that provided insight into the full 12 month Master’s Program, with no-one better to host the event than one of its Alumni, Glen Richards, former CEO of Greencross, and current judge on Australia’s Shark Tank tv show.
Glen has applied the Scaling Up framework, taught during the program to scale Greencross from one vet clinic in Townsville to the ASX 200 company, it is today with an annual turnover of over $800m.
Joined by the company’s Chairman (retired) Andrew Geddes, who worked in the trenches at Greencross from the early days, and myself.. A highlight was Glen sharing his lessons from the journey of building a company to over $800m in annual revenue:
Thanks to a great night launching the Scaling Up Masters Program with many pearls of wisdom and great company. Here are some happy snaps from the hugely successful Australian preview evening.