80% of startups fail. We wanted to start positive, but sorry. Instead of looking back at your post-mortem startup, we can use this knowledge to try and prevent things from happening.
Fortunately, CBinsights has done some interesting research on the subject. They compiled a top 20 list of reasons for startup failure by analyzing 101 startup failure post-mortems.
Your startup or organization hopefully isn’t dead yet. So, in this workshop the reasons for failure from the list become our fresh challenges to prevent and outlearn failure!
TIP: to help you ‘think’, select the challenges that apply to your case.
42%No market need 29%Ran out of cash 23%Not the right team 19%Get outcompeted 18%Pricing / Cost issues 17%User un-friendly product 17%Product without a business model 14%Poor marketing 14%Ignore customers 13%Product mistimed 13%Lose focus 13%Disharmony among team / investors 10%Pivot gone bad 9%Lack passion 9%Failed geographical expansion 8%No financing / investor interest 8%Legal challenges 8%Didn’t use network 8%Burn out 7%Failure to pivot ?
Everything we do is based on lean startup and design thinking techniques. This means we solve challenges in loops: processes that can be repeated until a solution is designed, tested and proven (or not). Build – Measure – Learn. The blueprint behind every session.
There are different ways to execute this workshop/training. It’s important to know the difference (or at least ours) between workshops & training sessions.
- Workshops – Solving challenges!
- Trainings – Learning by doing. Part learning, part solving challenges!
TIP: to help you ‘think’, select the cards that you’re interested in.
- Remote brainstorm session
- Big-screen-brainstorm for large audiences and events
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- 25+ participants?
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