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Strategy for Scale & Impact

A fellowship program for sustainability enterprise leaders ready to scale purpose and profit.

Intake: Sep - Dec 2024
Personalised Curriculum
Small Cohort Size

Anyone can start a startup.
Scaling it? That takes a village.

Strategy for Scale & Impact by Vidacity and ESSEC Business School is a fellowship programme for Southeast Asia-based entrepreneurs working on impactful products, services or solutions designed to help them (re-)establish a strong foundation for long term global growth.

The program is designed as a retreat for ambitious Founders of impactful enterprises who have successfully taken their business from 0 to 1, and now want to take a step back and reflect on how to cross the chasm and achieve their next stage of growth.

If you want to:

  • Scale current market segments or enter new ones
  • Adapt your solution to serve even more geographic markets or industries
  • Materialize the impact that you had originally set out to achieve

    This is for you.

We gather expert knowledge and collective intelligence to accelerate solutions for

Agrifood Tech
Circular Economy
Water Security
Water Security

Program Curriculum

Guidance: From established industry advisors and experienced entrepreneurs

Networking events: With investors and corporate buyers

Community: Get plugged in with fellow Asia-based tech entrepreneurs looking to grow together

Entry requirements

Each cohort will be a curated list of qualified Founders and Executives from growing enterprises. Your company should

  • Be a registered business in Singapore and/ or Southeast Asia
  • Provide an impact solution (product or service) addressing one or more of the following sustainability verticals: Agri-food, Biodiversity, Circular Economy, Decarbonization, Water Security for any industry.
  • Be revenue-generating
  • Have been operational for at least one year

Program Participants must be

  • A Founder or Director with significant shareholder position
  • Fluent in English
  • Available for 3 full-day in-person sessions at Vidacity (Pasir Ris) and ESSEC Business School (One-North), and 3 2-hour online sessions

We welcome applications from all qualified participants and want to recruit participants with the very best professional merit, potential and motivation, irrespective of background. For more information, email

Application Closes: 30 Jun 2024
Interviews: Jul – Aug 2024
Program Run: 02 Sep – 29 Nov 2024

Professor Julien Salanave ESSEC Business School APAC

Lead Facilitator

Julien Salanave
is a Professor of Management Practice at ESSEC Asia Pacific Business School. He is also the director of ESSEC Ventures APAC.

After 15 years of experience as a serial technology entrepreneur and venture capitalist in Europe and Asia, Julien decided to try to make a difference through education. Since then, he has been helping undergraduate students and executives develop their skills to thrive under uncertainty. Julien holds a Masters in Management degree from HEC and a PhD with concentration in entrepreneurship from Hong Kong Baptist University.

Program Delivery Partners

Vidacity is an ecosystem builder that brings together diverse stakeholders to address sustainability challenges, offering programs, spaces, and events to foster collaboration, innovation, and positive change in Singapore and globally.

ESSEC is a research-driven business school, led by a faculty of influential experts, integrated within an international community.. As a hub for ESSEC’s activities in the Asia-Pacific region, the Singapore campus offers a dynamic environment that facilitates the delivery of quality business programs to students and participants, fosters partnerships with academic and corporate entities, and drives influential research initiatives.

Cohort 1 begins this September