This [scaleup] stage is critical to long term success and it was very valuable to hear the insights from someone who has actually been an active member of a scale up.

Rebecca Klor, Co-founder, Roady, Chicago, IL

7 Levers to be the Rising Star Startup

Can you become that company that leads in a fast growing market?

Here are the seven questions we look at in our full FastAtScale assessment.

Leading a Fast Growing Market?

  1. Are you truly that leader in your chosen niche? The Leader in Chosen Niche

  2. Do you offer a unique product benefit that nobody can match? Unique Product Benefit

  3. Or do you have a sustainable cost advantage that nobody can match? Sustainable Cost Advantage

  4. Is your market growing with more than 10 percent per year? Market Growing >10% per year

  5. Is your revenue is growing even faster, more than 20 percent per year? Revenues Growing >20% Per Year

  6. Is your market niche elastic so that when prices ultimately drop, more customers will come into the market to compensate? Elastic Market Niche

  7. Do you have a moat that protects your unfair advantage from the competition? Protecting "Unfair" Advantage

Starring is just one of the 11 dimensions in our full FastAtScale assessment.

Take the test for your own scaleup by sending an email to fastatscale@r13k.co.

FastAtScale Assessment

I enjoyed how involved the audience was, and how engaged and encouraging he was for us to participate. Also, it brings to light how difficult it is to scale up a company.

Mcauley Banning, Student, New York City