How to Get Your Startup Out of a Funk?

How to Get Your Startup Out of a Funk?

Show Notes

On this edition of the Silicon Valley Momentum Podcast, Roland Siebelink talks about trying to get your startup out of a funk. About four or five years after it’s first founded, most startups start to hit a wall, causing the excitement to die down and making it harder to inspire employees to go the extra mile. Roland talks about the best ways to get your startup out of a funk using examples from startups he’s helped in the past.

Listen to the full podcast to hear Roland’s insight on:

  • How to reconnect to the reasons and purpose of starting your business in the first place.
  • How an Australian gaming company inspired people to “escape from boredom.”
  • How an employee software company stuck to its purpose of empowering employees.
  • Why political slogans could hold the key to getting your startup out of its funk.

Roland Siebelink talks all things tech startup and bring you interviews with tech cofounders across the world.

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