Commercial collaboration

We’re a startup with a backstory in corporate innovation.
We bring our global scale-up network, experience of leading large company innovation teams and our nimble startup mindset, to facilitate rapid collaboration.

scale-up alumni

corporate execs


scale-ups vetted

"I thought that the event was super high quality. Congratulations on finding those impressive companies." Executive Director


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Who we've supported


Define what’s possible

We help you nail down your focused challenges and strategic aims where scale-ups could provide the answer. We have worked across 15 sectors and multiple geographies to get results on over 50 projects.

Curated scale-ups

With so much noise out there, it’s not always easy to know where to look. Our bespoke campaigns bring an iterative approach and the best global scale-ups for your goals, which means you save cost, time, money and headaches.


We have worked with over 500 scale-ups to date, hand-picked for a certain challenge and we tap into our wider network of qualified scale-ups to bring the best solutions.

Facilitated Innovation

We think the easy part is scouting tech, the hard part is translating those connections to solve challenges. We use our knowledge of leading large business corporate innovation and scaling ventures to build ROI.


We have facilitated well over 500 PoCs and roll-outs through our innovation advisory services.

Results that scale

Whatever your goal, whether it's connecting to the right tech, facilitating partnerships, growing your innovation brand or developing your innovation function, we always set clear objectives and quantify outputs to get long lasting results.

How we've helped
Business Team

Creating change where it really matters.

Our series of collaborative workshops brought thought leaders and key stakeholders together to clearly understand and define the challenges: Adult Social Care, Citizen Engagement and Business Support Services.


Reaching out to our global network, 12 scale-ups were selected by working iteratively to find hyper-relevant solutions. The next stop was facilitating change within Local Government and fostering the wider Local Government community whilst returning on investment and creating impact.

We led all parts of the innovation programme delivery, from scale-up business support through to collaborative pitch and co-creation sessions with the Authority C-Suite. 

Five scale-ups worked through partnerships with the Authority and the initiative generated over 100 opportunities to the wider Local Government community to drive meaningful change.

Innovating Local Government

3 theme areas 

294 scale-ups scouted

29 panel interviews

12 final scale-ups

100+ partnership opportunities

PwC Scale Programmes

50 programmes,  

15 sectors 

30,000 scale-ups mapped

5,000+ in-depth vetting

500 scale-up alumni

500+ collaborations

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Innovating Across Industries


The GrowthBuilders team run the PwC Scale Programmes designed to bring innovation to large corporate clients with an appetite for change. 


Having run the 10 week innovation programmes in Retail, FinTech, PropTech, Health and more, each programme understands the focus areas of large companies to bring some of the best solutions from the scale-up world to bridge collaboration.

PwC trust GrowthBuilders and our network to deliver high quality programmes for them and their clients and each time we learn and iterate how we can continuously build ROI for both large and small companies involved in the process.

Our flexible innovation programme framework means that we can easily focus on differing large client challenges with a rapid programme stand-up and delivery.