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Lean Startup Machine Boston (2/17-2/19)

Friday, February 17, 2012 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 6:00 PM (EST)

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General Admission (1 Person) Ended $250.00 $7.24
LSM Alumni Ended $99.00 $3.47

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Your startup will probably fail. What about building what customers want? Heh, it just aint that simple.
Lean Startup Machine is a metrics-driven startup competition where teams learn to identify the key risks in their business model through hands-on mentorship and our framework of tools. Over the course of the weekend you will do the following:
  • Ideate a startup or work on the one you have now
  • Practice Customer Discovery
  • Research your Target Market
  • Practice Customer Development
  • Test your Assumptions in Iterations
  • Understand your Business Model
  • Iterate and Pivot (when necessary)
  • Build something you can Launch
  • Present your Validated Learnings
...and more

Who's this event for?

Any startup team that does not have Product/Market Fit or any aspiring founder that wants to learn Lean Startup methodologies from the ground up.
For best results, bring at least one co-founder with you to the event. If you have existing co-founders and none of them attend, you'll have to work on a new startup idea. But don't worry, you'll still learn relevant strategies to apply to your own business. No co-founders? No problem. You'll meet many talented and smart people and have the opportunity to hear their new startup ideas. Got an idea of your own? Great. You'll get a chance to give your elevator pitch at the kickoff.

Mentors and Speakers...
  • Tom Eisenmann, Harvard Business School
  • Abby Fitchner, Startup Evangelist at Microsoft
  • Matthew Mamet, Product Manager at Alleyoop
  • Victoria Song, Associate at Flybridge Capital Partners
  • Katie Rae, Managing Direct at TechStars Boston
  • Gus Webber, Polaris Venture Partners
  • Michael Sheeley, COO at RunKeeper
  • Josh Bob, CEO and President at TurnStar (formerly Textaurant)
  • Bob Cavezza, Founder at
  • Michael Mullins, Executive Director at Lean Startup Challenge
  • Jason Evanish, CEO and Co-founder at Greenhorn Connect
  • Chris Myles, Executive Director at Venture Cafe
  • Scott Bailey, Director of Partnerships at MassChallenge
  • Dave Cole, CEO and Founder at Outovate
  • Carl Seglem, Founder at 3vKAM
We bring together the TOP startup mentors to help brainstorm your idea, share insights into your market, tweak your messaging, look at your UX, and even your code in just 48 hours. ONE HOUR of consulting with any of these people would be more than the price of admission and you get them for the whole weekend!

Over $500 in Free Materials & Software Included with your ticket...
  • The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  • The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development by Brant Cooper & Patrick Vlaskovits
  • KISSMetrics
  • SnapEngage
  • Unbounce
  • Launchrock
  • UserTesting
  • UserVoice
  • AskYourTargetMarket
  • LinkShiftr
  • Balsamiq
  • Keynotopia
  • Google Adwords
  • Bing Adwords
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Microsoft BizSpark

Event Schedule...

Friday you show up, have some pizza and meet mentors and other attendees. Bring an idea to pitch so you get others to work with you OR bring your existing startup team and work on what you are doing now! After forming some assumptions we break for the night!

Saturday those assumptions will be tested with customers, likely most of your assumptions will be WRONG, so you will iterate at a crazy speed creating and validating new assumptions. You will go through several Minimum Viable Products (MVPs), most likely a landing page to test the market and iterate until you will find the right market for your idea.

At last, Sunday afternoon you will present your learnings to the other teams and to a jury, this is not just a learning exercise, you will compete with the other teams to win additional mentorship and support.

6:00 PM - Pitches
7:30 PM - Teams Solidify
8:00 PM - Workshops
9:00 PM - Execute
11:00 PM - Venue Closes

9:00 AM - Doors Open
12:00 PM - Lunch Workshops
6:00 PM - Dinner Workshops
7:00 PM - Leader Meeting
11:00 PM - Venue Closes

9:00 AM - Doors Open
12:00 PM - Lunch Workshops
3:15 PM - Presentation Slides Due
4:00 PM - Judges Take Seats
6:00 PM - Winners Announced



***All tickets sales are final and non-refundable.***

The Lean Startup is a trademark and service mark owned by Eric Ries.
Have questions about Lean Startup Machine Boston (2/17-2/19)? Contact the organizer

When & Where

One Marina Park Drive
14th floor
Boston, 02210

Friday, February 17, 2012 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 6:00 PM (EST)

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