Where will you be expanding your impact?

Dealmaking Day that will connect scaleups to new cities to support growth and foster connections at international level!


SCALE Cities together with Unknown Group has come up with a new initiative, a Dealmaking Day that will connect scaleups to new cities with the goal of supporting expansion, growth and foster connections at international level. There is a pressing need to scale cities. European scaleups are internationally competitive in food, energy, waste and mobility so their solutions can be leveraged to solve the challenges faced by cities. by giving the opportunity to scaleups of warm connections with relevant investors, allowing them to tap into international VCs




Today’s growing ecosystem of startups, incubators, investors, corporates and universities embodies the resilience and pioneering nature the city is known for. Amsterdam is where business meets purpose. The city is also packed with angels, accelerators, investors and venture capitalists. Whether you’re an international business founder, Amsterdam has it all: a long and rich cultural heritage and history, diversity, inclusion and a great quality of life.



Antwerp has been firmly committed to fostering an ecosystem for innovations, in the areas of Health, Smart Cities, Mobility & Logistics, Energy Transition & Cleantech, and Smart Industry. Historically, the city is an economic engine of port/logistics, diamond industry in the European economy. Numerous global players base their technology companies or/and headquarters in the city of Antwerp!



Due to the robust, modern, diversified economic structure Hamburg is an attractive location for the scaleup’s: being home to an extensive, important port, Hamburg is one of the biggest trade centers in Northern Germany. Concerning Human Capital, Lifestyle, Economic Potential, and, most particularly, Business Friendliness, where Hamburg tops the scoreboards. Add this to the strong collaboration between industry and science and you will have all the assets to succeed from the very early stage.

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The city stands out for its great talent pool – business software, fintech, e-health, cybersecurity; for entrepreneurs/ investors, Madrid can very well be the number one option: along with its talent, it benefits from a high density of support entities, from incubators, to universities and to research centers, and provides low operational costs. With the optimal privileged connection with Latin America and Europe; Madrid is the main global location for headquarters of multinational companies.

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The connection between knowledge, an active entrepreneurial community, private and public partners, and the support of the Municipality, make the city a vibrant and competitive hub. Porto offers a reliable environment for your business with social, political, and economic stability. With the support of reference industry partners, hundreds of qualified jobs were created and the city is becoming a place where young entrepreneurs are inspired by a new risk culture to integrate into a new multicultural and international ecosystem.

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The country welcomes scaleups and their founders with open arms. Vienna, in particular, stands for knowledge-intensive, export-oriented economic performance and high-quality workplaces with a strong focus on people. Especially with initiatives like Female Founders, the Viennese ecosystem is very keen on establishing a diverse and inclusive startup environment. But Vienna also attracts many international entrepreneurs for its quality of life, talented labor pool, and central geographic location.