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Roland says many startups reach a middle-stage in their journey called the scale-up phase.

“A startup is an exploring mode, a scale up is an exploiting mode”

That’s where Roland comes in. He is a middle-stage business coach who helps businesses grow big but not corporate. Roland says it’s vital to recognize if your business is ready to scale-up before starting the process.

The key is to know whether you have been able to define your product-market fit (PMF). Only when you have clearly determined that should you consider scaling-up.

Roland defines a PMF as a unique solution to a painful problem that customers are willing to pay money to solve. It is essential that a PMF contains each of these three elements.

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Roland is now heading up his own company advising and coaching founders of tech startup and scale-up companies around the world. Roland Siebelink is a 25+ years veteran of internet business, entrepreneurship, and digital marketing. He is author of the book Scaling Silicon Valley Style and is a former landslide winner of the Silicon Valley Founder Showcase (2011). He has lived through three 10-1000 FTE scale-up journeys in a row. Roland’s goal is to make sure founders of companies get to stay at the head of their companies for as long as they so desire.

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Have you ever wondered why some startup or scale up companies are more successful than others? While innovative new ideas are terrific, many times founders view themselves as inventors of great products rather than leaders of great companies. In this episode Roland Siebelink talks about his experience working with Silicon Valley startups, helping founder CEOs mature to become great leaders.

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We have two amazing guests for you this week, Roland Siebelink and Cheryl Biron, to weigh in on some of their thoughts about what’s new in the world of scaling up. Stay tuned as Bill and our guests dive into the health of an organization, developing better leaders and people, and how to brace for the upcoming market storms ahead.

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Roland Siebelink, tech industry veteran and author of Scaling Silicon Valley Style joins Enterprise Radio. Roland is now heading up his own company advising and coaching founders of tech startup and scaleup companies around the world and has plenty of stories from his experiences working in major startup to scaleup companies.

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Roland Siebelink is a 25+ years veteran of Internet business, entrepreneurship and digital marketing. He is author of the book Scaling Silicon Valley Style and is a former landslide winner of the Silicon Valley Founder Showcase (2011). He has lived through three 10-1000 FTE scaleup journeys in a row. He lives in San Francisco and is an advisor/coach to tech scaleup companies around the world.

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Balancing Both Innovation & Scale

Roland Siebelink has 24 years of tech experience in product management, product marketing, customer success, and strategy. Originally from the Netherlands, Roland came to Silicon Valley in 2016.

Today, Roland and Bill share some thoughts and lessons about keeping the balance on both innovation and scale.

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Startup founders know that product market fit is the “pot of gold”. But what happens after?

In this podcast, Dominic and Roland take founders through the Silicon Valley Roller Coaster and the different stages they will have to scale to reach product market dominance.

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Scaling Silicon Valley Style

Whether you are a tech company, or you would like to learn from tech companies, today’s show is for you; we’re going to look at scaling up Silicon Valley style.

This show will be relevant, not only for tech companies, in silicon valley or around the world but also for people who admire the methods of scaling silicon valley style.

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Video Interviews

In an interview with John Nash, Tim Bennett and Brian Roman, Scaleup Allies Founder and CEO Roland Siebelink explains some of the challenges of growing tech scaleups beyond the startup stage. He touches on some of the concepts detailed in his book “Scaling Silicon Valley Style”


Articles

Roland Siebelink is an expert in helping startup companies to maintain their energy while they grow – in other words, as they scale up. He has a successful background in startups, having founded 3 companies in Europe – one of which was acquired by Tagged.

He has also created a quiz, FastAtScale that helps businesses see how well set up they are to scale their operations.

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Roland Siebelink is an accomplished entrepreneur and scale-up executive from San Francisco, California. Before moving to Silicon Valley, he lived in the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland. He has founded three companies and sold one, Topicmarks, to Tagged. He is a former winner of the Silicon Valley Founder Showcase and a certified Scaling Up coach.

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25 jaar internet in België

In Humo viel het woord ‘Internet’ voor het eerst op 23 september 1993. Daarmee was Humo van alle Belgische dag- en weekbladen het eerste dat zo uitvoerig over het nieuwe fenomeen berichtte. Ik heb dat stuk geschreven, en ik zeg u: 1993 was de prehistorie. Vandaag is het internet overal, als water uit de kraan, toen was het slechts weggelegd voor enkele honderden. Het was wachten op de dag dat Humo 30.000 lezers gratis naar ‘het Internet’ zou loodsen: ‘Vul bijgevoegde bon schriftelijk in en stuur samen met een briefje van 100 frank op naar Humo-Promotie!’

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