PHASE 1 – Scale Diagnosis & Strategy
Duration – 4 Months
Company leaders engage with MEST Scale team to create or enhance their strategic plans for scaling. The company will also identify the types of technology enhancement that would be helpful for their scaling objectives.
Objectives – Ensure SMEs have;
- A better understanding of what it takes to scale
- A completed scale-readiness diagnosis identifying their venture’s main gaps
- An articulated Scale Strategy
- An articulated technology plan for scale
PHASE 2 – Bespoke Scale Preparation
Duration – 8 Months
Specialists will hold sessions with leaders at their companies to help address key challenges identified during the diagnosis phase. This phase will include technology consulting as well as bespoke consultative services to resolve business management inefficiencies and technology gaps.
Objectives: Help SMEs to improve on their scale readiness by addressing the key technology gap & significant operational gaps.
PHASE 3 – Implementation
Duration – 6 – 36 Months
The company implements its scaling plan. Continued support from MEST may take the form of financial linkages, advisory support, and other partnering roles.
Objectives: Establishing the scale project operation & financial plan, Implementing a scale pilot, and embarking on their scale project.