A scalable startup is simply a startup that can grow to have large scale and impact. It is not a small business. Steve Blank has a great post on it. It can be a technology-enabled venture. It can be a socially responsible venture. At UC Berkeley, we see scalable software, hardware, biotech, nanotech, energy, healthcare, clothing, food, social mission-focused, …, startups. It’s about the business model and the ambition of the founders, not the domain.