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Why Startups Fail Scaling

Why Startups Fail Scaling (Startup Failure)

Why Startups Fail Scaling During our startup program 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, […]

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The Broken Startup System

The Broken Startup System

Startups. It’s become hard to ignore the word. The media are full of it, everyone is calling themselves a startup founder, they are the new rock stars. If you haven’t raised funding, you don’t belong, because that is what startup life is all about, right? Attracting an investment? This startup […]

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Lean Startup and Holacracy, a Perfect Marriage?

Lean Startup and Holacracy, a Perfect Marriage?

In the media, we see and hear the word ‘startup’ more and more. Not Wall Street, but Silicon Valley appears to now be the economic centre of the world. Newspapers and online media seem to write about nothing but successful startups, and even our prince Constantijn van Oranje is committed […]

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How to create value with a Minimum Viable Product

How to create value with a Minimum Viable Product

Finding a customer problem is crucial for a startup or a new innovation. Finding the perfect solution is decisive for the success of the startup or new innovation. But how do you find a perfect solution without investing huge amounts of money and time? And how do you prove traction? […]

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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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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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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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The Art of Customer Interviews

The Art of Customer Interviews

Creating a successful startup is a continuous quest. A quest for a problem relevant enough to solve and creating a perfect solution for this relevant problem. For developing your startup, it is important to come into contact with your potential customers, as quickly and often as possible. But this is […]

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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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