What is Scaling?
Parveen Dhanda is Head of Growth Programmes & Late Stage (Future Fifty) at Tech Nation. The Future Fifty programme supports UK’s late-stage digital companies, an initiative that works closely with the C-Suite of Britain's fastest growing digital companies. The programme was started in order to further help these businesses grow and scale fast, alumni include Just Eat, Shazam, Zoopla and Skyscanner.
In her role as Chief Operations Officer for a fledgling consultancy specialising in migrating corporate clients to new IT platforms, she has first hand experience of the challenges growing businesses face.
Parveen applied this knowledge to manage the London City Incubator at City University London. Overseeing the commercialisation of early stage high-growth firms with innovative technologies, specifically in cleantech, digital media and medical devices.
Outside of her work, Parveen has mentored businesses in India as part of the Cherie Blair Foundation, and following her Executive MBA was the Chair for Cass Entrepreneurs Network, an alumni group from Cass Business School with over 5,000 members.
Being surrounded by entrepreneurs has also led Parveen to co-found Stubble and Strife, a men's lifestyle business focused on male grooming.
Scaling your company can be a real challenge. Too fast, and you can end up outgrowing your capacity, too slowly, and you risk losing momentum.
This session will interrogate what it means to be a scaleup. Scaling not just about expanding into territories or adding product features, it’s about sustainable growth, and being able to dominate the market. True success will come from making sure your business and product are built to scale.
- Understand the actions/resources you need in order to deliver
- Be able to identify the key measures that validate success in scaling
- Work with those in your network to identify how/who can provide support with your key challenge