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Lean Startup Machine Philadelphia (3/30-4/1)

Lean Startup Machine

Friday, March 30, 2012 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird (Save $100) Ended $199.00 $5.97
General Admission Ended $299.00 $8.47
LSM Alumni Ended $150.00 $4.74

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Event Details

 

Your startup will probably fail. What about learning to build what your customers actually want? 
 
Lean Startup Machine is an intensive workshop where entrepreneurs and innovators learn how to build what their customers want. 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 who wants to learn Lean Startup methodologies from the ground up. This is an intensive educational workshop, NOT a hackathon.
 
Got an idea of your own? Great. You'll get a chance to deliver your elevator pitch at the kickoff. After voting, if your idea gets selected you will be able to form a team and start working. We strongly encourage everyone who comes to LSM to start with a brand new concept.
 
If you plan to work on an existing project*, 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 valuable skills that you can apply to your own business. Don't show up looking for a technical co-founder...that's not the goal of this experience.

No co-founders? No problem. You'll meet many talented and smart people and have the opportunity to hear their new startup ideas. Whatever you idea you work on, you will learn many valuable skills that you can later apply to your own business.
 
*An existing project is defined as one that already has mockups, prototypes or code associated with it. If that's the case, you cannot recruit others to join you. It is too difficult for participants to join a team that already has a specific vision, strategy or product in the works.


Mentors and Speakers...
  • Eric Ries (virtual)creator of the Lean Startup methodology, and the author of "The Lean Startup" book and the popular entrepreneurship blog, Startup Lessons Learned
  • Mayor Michael E. Nutter, the distinguished Mayor of Philadelphia
     
  • Bob Moul, CEO of appRenaissance, 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, and President of Philly Startup Leaders
  • Dan Freeman, Faculty Director of the Entrepreneurial Studies Program at the University of Delaware
  • Peter Flint, General Partner of Polaris Venture Partners
  • Brad Oyler, Founder of W3Portals and organizer of Philly's StartupDigest & StartupWeekend
  • Gloria Bell, Operations Manager/Social Media Strategist at O3 World, and leader of Philly Startup Leaders and Social Media Club Philadelphia
  • Brian Sowards, Founder of USEED.co
  • J.Anthony Miguez, Managing Director and Founder of Mez Group
  • Chris Cera, Co-founder of Vuzit and Philly Startup Leaders
  • André Dhondt, Executive/Agile Coach and Trainer
  • Jake Stein, Co-founder of RJMetrics
  • Yasmine Mustafa, leader of GirlDevelopIt Philadelphia and board member of TechGirlz.org
  • Audrey Troutt, Agile/Lean Project Manager and Business Analyst with Goodwin College at Drexel University
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 challenge your assumptions 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 Software Discounts 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
  • Microsoft BizSpark

Event Schedule...

Friday you will show up, eat pizza, meet mentors and network with fellow attendees. You can bring an idea to pitch if you want to work on your own idea, OR you can bring your existing startup team to work on what you are doing now. After forming teams and identifying customer assumptions, we will break for the night.

Saturday those assumptions will be tested with customers. Most of your assumptions will likely be WRONG, so you will iterate rapidly to validate a new set of assumptions. You will go through several Minimum Viable Products (MVPs), ranging from product pitches, to landing pages, to concierge services that deliver on the product, each with varying degrees of opportunity cost.

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 actually be competing with other teams to win additional mentorship and support.


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

SATURDAY
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
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: pete@leanstartupmachine.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 Philadelphia (3/30-4/1)? Contact Lean Startup Machine

When & Where

417 N 8th St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Friday, March 30, 2012 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM (EDT)


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