Can’t scale if you don’t ask the right questions
Rob Shelton, Executive Fellow, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Scaling multiplies social impact but scaling a successful startup is exceedingly difficult; few succeed. This discussion with founders and investors drills into the questions every startup team needs to answer. The panel of experienced founders, funders, and advisors will provide perspectives on four key scaling issues identified in Miller Center’s Scale Out approach: How do you determine if the startup is ready to scale? Are the targeted markets the best fit for the business model? Is the scaling recipe right? Is the execution plan balanced? Answering these questions makes it easier to decide if and how to scale your startup.
growth, replication, scaling
Abby Mackay, Solar Sister Elizabeth Smith, Eyelliance Lisa Scheible Willems, AlphaMundi Jason Spindler, I-DEV
We are in the process of contacting additional funders and entrepreneurs to get a balanced panel. Also open to your recommendations
https://www.scu-social-entrepreneurship.org/blog-1/2018/4/9/scale-and-adaption-the-two-sides-of-replication https://www.forbes.com/sites/eshachhabra/2018/01/29/how-this-social-enterprise-just-closed-20-million-in-funding/#68929bba52f3 Enough Innovation Already! Innovation without replication is a waste of time: https://ssir.org https://medium.com/swlh/premature-scaling-why-it-kills-startups-and-how-to-avoid-it-500677f45024 http://scalingpathways.globalinnovationexchange.org