The Agile Startup Week 17: Demo Day—Done! Now what?

The Agile Startup Week 17: Demo Day—Done! Now what?

In “startup time,” four months might be roughly equivalent to four years in an established business. That’s because a startup team is quite literally creating new products, services, and routines nearly every day. It’s a continual race toward profitability, all the while dealing with contradictory advice, unexpected obstacles and limited resources. 

Most startup cofounders—if they’re being honest—will likely admit that creating a new business is both exhilarating and depressing, often referring to the experience as an “emotional rollercoaster.” 

Four months ago was when I first started this weekly blog series covering GILD Collective, 

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The Agile Startup Week 10: Tackling Today, Planning for Tomorrow

The Agile Startup Week 10: Tackling Today, Planning for Tomorrow

Every business—and every leader, for that matter—has to balance getting today’s work done while ensuring the foundation is in place for a secure tomorrow. In what I think of as “startup time,” however, all of that has to take place seemingly all the time, and everything happens and changes very quickly. And in startups that are looking to scale significantly like GILD Collective, that process is even more aggressive. 

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