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Prior to 2011, startup founders had to discover what worked and what didn't, mostly through trial and error. Then the research published by Max Marmer (Startup Genome), Eric Ries (Lean Startup), Steve Blank (Customer Discovery) and others provided a more evidence-based and systematic process to guide entrepreneurs from idea generation through validation and initial launch. These frameworks greatly increased the quality and success rate of entrepreneurs, while reducing risk and cost.
However, most of these frameworks end at market entry, treating the rest of the process as a generic "scaleup" phase. In reality, scaleup is now the riskiest and most capital-intensive part of launching.
My basic hypothesis is that there is a "scaleup framework" with distinct phases, priorities and success criteria, which can be used by entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem managers to reduce the risk of scaling up while improving the success rate.
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