Startup Template

This template is used for status updates at startup companies.

In a fast-paced startup environment, keeping everyone on the same page is crucial.

Three Core Categories

  • Accomplishments: This section highlights what has been accomplished during the reporting period. This could include completed tasks, achieved milestones, or any notable successes.
  • Goals: This section outlines what's next. Here, individuals or teams describe their goals and objectives for the upcoming period. This might involve upcoming tasks, deliverables, or areas of focus.
  • Problems: This section identifies any roadblocks, challenges, or issues hindering progress. Being proactive about surfacing problems allows for early intervention and solutions.


  • Clarity and Focus: The structured format ensures clear communication and keeps everyone focused on the most important aspects.
  • Improved Communication: Regular updates promote transparency and open communication within teams and with managers.
  • Early Problem Identification: By surfacing challenges in the Problems section, issues can be addressed before they escalate.
  • Increased Accountability: The reporting process fosters accountability as individuals take ownership for completing their goals.


  • Frequency: Updates can be done daily, weekly, or monthly, depending on the project or team needs.
  • Simplicity is Key: Focus on 3-5 concise points for each category to maintain focus and avoid information overload.

Status Update

The status update is submitted by each senior staff member.

Startup Template - Status update

Startup Template - Status update

Status Sheet

The status sheet summarizes status information for each department.

Startup Template - Status update