Startup

Why Startups Fail Scaling

Why Startups Fail Scaling (Startup Failure)

Why Startups Fail Scaling During the PreXLR, we will set out to find you a sustainable and scalable revenue model, without developing a product or service. But, why do we do it this way? Why is it so important to first create a queue of customers? In this article, we […]

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How to work with AARRR or Pirate Metrics

How to work with AARRR or Pirate Metrics

In 2007, Dave McClure (500Hats) introduced the AARRR metrics. But what are they exactly? What can you do with them? And how do you use them? In this article, we will explain the basics of a good metric, the function of AARRR metrics, and we will discuss how you can […]

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How to recognise a real startup mentor

How to recognise a real startup mentor

Lately you can find a startup mentor everywhere; mentors, coaches and consultants that specialise in startups. I already started noticing last year, that more and more people are focusing their attention on the starting entrepreneur professionally. Not just the starting entrepreneur: the startup entrepreneur particularly is favoured. There’s nothing wrong with […]

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Problem vs. Solution-Oriented Thinking

Problem vs. Solution-Oriented Thinking

During our talks with startups and corporates about innovative ideas, we often find that many solutions are devised for clients, without actually knowing which problem they solve for them. But what exactly is wrong about solution-oriented thinking, and what is a better strategy? You are trying to think of a […]

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Earlyvangelists, your first and most important clients

Earlyvangelists, your first and most important clients

In The Lean Startup method, it is important to test your hypotheses before developing a complete product. But whom do you test these hypotheses on? And where do you find ‘clients’ without having built a product? Earlyvangelists play an important role in this process. In this article, we discuss what […]

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In what industry should I start my startup?

In what industry should I start my startup?

Yesterday I saw an interview with Jay-Z on how he built Roc Nation, his record label. In the first three years he just signed writers and producers, no artists or singers. With that he built the base of the company first, so that if artists would come into the company at a later […]

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8 Different Growth Models

8 Different Growth Models

Many entrepreneurs strive to have their enterprise grow into a large, profitable organisation. In the 20th century, various growth models have been developed for charting the growth phases of an enterprise and helping the entrepreneur with making crucial decisions. But what do these phases of growth look like in a […]

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