Since 2016, the Erasmus Center for Entrepreneurship, in collaboration with the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), has been monitoring the fastest growing companies in the Netherlands. Every year they present results of their research in the ScaleUp Dashboardmwhich consists of various data sources, their own research and already existing databases. The results can be seen in The Top 250 Growth Companies list, which consists of the 250 Dutch companies that grew the most in turnover and/or employees in the period between 2016 and 2019.
In the beginning of March 2020, it was announced that WIBA IT (for the third time) belongs to the 250 fastest growing companies in the Netherlands. We are very proud of this result. This is a big deal and here is why.
Despite the importance of scale-ups for the viability of the Dutch economy, there is only a limited number of companies that grow into scale-ups. The research into scale-ups provides fundamental insights into the landscape of Dutch scale-ups and the characteristics of their rapid growth. These insights contribute to the mission of empowering entrepreneurs by translating academic insights into practical knowledge and skills. With the ultimate goal to boost their entrepreneurial success and increase the number of companies that “scale up” and make an impact.
The unique thing about The Top 250 Growth Companies list is that it focuses on employee growth and sales, rather than just focusing on sales as other lists often do. All Top 250 Growth companies have:
- a minimum of 10 FTE (FullTime Equivalent) employees and/or a minimum turnover of 5 million euros at the start of the measurement period;
- an average growth of at least 20% in FTE and/or turnover achieved in the three consecutive years in the period 2016-2019.
Together with 18 other companies based in Rotterdam, WIBA IT is proud and happy to further stimulate innovation development and growth on a daily basis.