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Lean Startup Machine DC (11/18-11/20)

Lean Startup Machine

Friday, November 18, 2011 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 7:00 PM (EST)

Lean Startup Machine DC (11/18-11/20)

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird (Save $100) Sold Out Ended $150.00 $4.74
General Admission 5 Tickets Ended $250.00 $7.24
LSM Alumni 3 Tickets Ended $75.00 $2.87
Sunday Presentations 19 Tickets Ended $15.00 $1.37

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Event Details

To ensure quality mentoring, we keep our event intimate by only allowing 75 participants...

Bring your team or come alone to pitch your idea or work on someone else's.

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


Mentors and Speakers...

Eric Ries, Author at The Lean Startup

Kevin Dewalt, Entrepreneur-In-Residence at National Science Foundation

Patrick Smith, Founder at Catalyst Meals

Teague Hopkins, Principal at THG

Rusty Klophaus, Sr. Engineer at Basho Technologies

Steph Hay, Co-Founder at FastCustomer

Yanik Silver, CEO at MaverickBusinessAdventures

Ahson Wardak, Senior Advisor at US Small Business Administration

Chitra Sivanandam, Architect at In-Q-Tel

Ryan Healy, Co-Founder at Brazen Careerist

Patrick Sheridan, CEO at Modus Create

Mark McGovern, Founder at Mobile System 7

Victoria Schramm, President at Kairos Society

Ryan MacCarrigan, Director of Marketing at AppFirst

Trevor Owens, Founder at Lean Startup Machine


These are the TOP brains in this space who will be thinking about your idea, sharing insights into your market, helping tweak your messaging, looking at your UX and even your code in just 48 hours. ONE HOUR of consulting with anyone 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.


FRIDAY, Nov. 18
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


SUNDAY, Nov. 20
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



Questions: fatso@theleanstartupmachine.com



***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 DC (11/18-11/20)? Contact Lean Startup Machine

When & Where

1328 Florida Avenue NW
Suite 2025 (Second Floor)
Washington, DC 20009

Friday, November 18, 2011 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 7:00 PM (EST)

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