Come enjoy dinner with Eric Ries, the well known author of the blog Lessons Learned. He was the co-founder and served as Chief Technology Officer of IMVU, his third startup. He is the co-author of several books including The Black Artvof Java Game Programming (Waite Group Press, 1996). In 2007, BusinessWeek named Ries one of the Best Young Entrepreneurs of Tech. He serves on the advisory board of a number of technology startups including pbWiki, Smule, 750i and KaChing.
Eric will discuss the approach of the Lean Startup, including:
-How to Identify a profitable business model faster and cheaper than your competitors.
-Continuously discover what customers want to buy before building or making follow-on investments in new features.
-Ship new software at a dizzying pace: multiple times a day while improving quality and lowering costs.
-Build a company-wide culture of decision-making based on real facts, not opinions.
In this presentation, Eric will share practical solutions based in his work building IMVU to more than 25 million members worldwide and his experiences consulting to more than a dozen technology startups.
There will then be 30 minutes of table discussion led by facilitators including David Cohen, Andrew Hyde, and others. After the table discussion, Eric will do a Q&A session to address further questions or thoughts on the Lean Startup.
This promises to be a fun and entertaining night. Grab your ticket early as we expect this one to sell out completely.
Dinner is included in the ticket price. The event is sponsored by TechStars.
Please note that Eric is also doing a half day in-depth seminar on the Lean Startup on the morning of August 20th. Tickets for that event are available here.