Scaling step by step

Develop leadership management & prepare the great leaders of tomorrow

Our mission is to transform the scaleups of today into the tech giants of tomorrow. Since 2013, we’ve been known as MDA, CEOWorld and ScaleUpAcademy.io, and all of these stages have been important steps towards accomplishing our mission. But as we expand, we aim to deliver our clients more to prepare great professionals for the challenges that come with leadership positions.
That’s why we rebranded ourselves to ScaleUp Valley in 2019 – to provide scaleup workshops, leadership programs, Q&A sessions with experts, podcast episodes and relevant content about the scaleup process.
We were born to help companies overcome the ScaleUp Valley!

Meet our Founders

Mike | Miguel Dias

Mike got a quick introduction to the ups and downs of business after going through a bankruptcy in a family company. He then climbed the corporate ladder in a branding agency, becoming their CEO three years later at the age of 24. Mike was also part of ANJE team, the Portuguese Association of Young Entrepreneurs, for almost two years, developing an ambitious scaleup strategy that ended with the launch of a pioneer scaleup program –ScaleUp Porto – The Growth Champions. Mike was 26 years old when he founded ScaleUpAcademy.io and now travels across Europe, Asia and the United States to serve the heroes who are scaling to become the tech giants of the future with ScaleUp Valley.

Mary | Maria Menezes

Mary is the finance, logistics and marketing face of ScaleUp Valley. With a career propelled by experience, Mary combined her serial entrepreneur and founder experiences
with the roles of event organizer, marketing and public relations manager in organizations of different activity sectors. Today, she is what makes processes and logistics work in ScaleUp Valley, providing solutions and answers to the daily challenges of this global company.

Andrew Wong

Andrew Wong is co-founder of ScaleUp Valley and the founder of the MAD Group, a highly entrepreneurial business entity operating in Malaysia. Andrew is passionate about entrepreneurship, and as a coach, mentor and entrepreneur has worked with more than 5,000 startups in the last 12 years. Today he is leading the ScaleUp Valley presence in the Southeast Asia, establishing contacts and relations that allows the project to keep scaling in this region.