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Why Scale a Startup?

This course is part of Scale Up Your Startup Specialization

Taught in English

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Joe Haslam

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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8 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • You'll learn what you need to ask yourself before you start to scale up a startup

  • You'll get practical tips and advice on how to begin the journey from startup to scaleup

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beginner level

Recommended experience

8 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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This course is part of the Scale Up Your Startup Specialization
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There are 4 modules in this course

This week, we will take a high-level look at the place of scaling and scaleups within entrepreneurship and innovation and begin to formulate how scaleups and startups differ: when is it time to scale up? How do you transition from startup to scaleup? And what are some of the pitfalls of scaling up your company too soon?

What's included

2 videos2 readings1 discussion prompt2 plugins

What makes a scaleup different than a startup? What questions should you be asking yourself before you start to scale up? And does startup type determine scaleup strategy? These are a few of the key questions we will address in this module.

What's included

3 videos6 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt1 plugin

Is scaling a sprint or a marathon? That depends on your view on risk, your industry insight, and how weatherproof your company can be - all of which we will cover in this module.

What's included

3 videos8 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt1 plugin

We hear a lot about exponentiality, but what does it actually mean? In this module, we will establish the key differences between growth (which is linear) and scaling (which is exponential), looking at examples from successful companies to further illustrate this difference as we prepare to scale up.

What's included

3 videos7 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt1 plugin

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