Idea Drop among 12 scale-ups selected from over 700 global companies to join exclusive PwC growth programme

We are delighted to announce that Idea Drop has been selected as one of 12 businesses, from more than 700 global applicants, to participate in PwC and SwiftScale’s scale up programme for Spring 2017.

Indre Kulakauskaite
by Indre Kulakauskaite
Idea Drop founders pitching Idea Drop at Pwc and Swiftscale scaleup programme

There are many innovation and incubation programmes for start-ups that focus on early stages of idea development and bringing it through to a viable product, however once these businesses enter growth stage and are ready to go to the next level, opportunities are limited. PwC and SwiftScale believe that collaboration between scaleup and big business is a crucial point of a company’s growth cycle.

That’s why PwC & SwiftScale have teamed up to deliver a growth programme for scale-ups. Over a period of 90 days, the 12 enterprise ready start-ups are connected to decision makers from multinational companies and have an opportunity to collaborate with corporates.

As part of the programme, our founders Owen Hunnam and Charlie de Rusett had a unique opportunity to pitch Idea Drop to an audience of more than 100 senior level executives from PwC and other corporate companies at their London headquarters last month. Our team was overwhelmed by all the positive feedback we have received after the pitch.

Owen Hunnam, Idea Drop’s co-founder and CEO, said:

“We’re thrilled to have been selected by the PwC and SwiftScale teams to join such an impressive list of other global scale-ups in the London cohort. The team here are excited to seize this opportunity, accelerate our growth and bring our leading innovation platform to more global organisations”.

Alex Sainty, Director & Co-founder of SwiftScale, said:

“Looking at the quality of the Spring ’17 cohort, it is clear they all have the potential to achieve market leadership at a global scale. The team and I are delighted to continue working alongside PwC as we support the scale-ups achieve this outcome.”

Nigel Howlett, UK digital private business leader at PwC, commented:

“Helping growth businesses scale-up is mutually beneficial to small and big businesses. Engaging with established scale-ups offers corporates the opportunity to invest in a tangible product, service or cutting edge technology. The scale-ups can benefit from big businesses’ experience and connections, to hone their offering and ultimately, source customers and investment.

The list of finalists in the PwC and SwiftScale’s Spring ’17 London Programme can be viewed here

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