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"Lean Bean: Principles for Successful Start Ups"
Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (EST)
Entrepreneur and business coach Tendai Charasika discusses the principles and methods of "The Lean Startup," the award-winning book by Eric Ries. A timely and important discussion for entrepreneurs and innovators interested in growing a business or a concept efficiently, effectively, and expediently.The goal for every startup should be to build what customers want and will pay for as quickly as possible.
"The Lean Startup method teaches you how to drive a startup -- how to steer, when to pivot, and when to persevere -- and grow a business with maximum acceleration.” -- Eric Ries.
Click here to learn more about Eric Ries and The Lean Startup at his blog, Startup Lessons Learned.
Facilitator: Tendai Charasika is the director of the Louisville office for the Innovation Network and GLI’s EnterpriseCorp. As an entrepreneur and business coach for hundreds of entrepreneurs and startups, Charasika helps entrepreneurs manage startups using Lean Startup principles to greater success. He also will be a featured speaker at the 2012 Annual Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco on December 3rd, 2012.
Suggested preparation: Read The Lean Start-Up: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses, by Eric Ries. Available at any local bookstore or online outlet. Also: You can attend a Livestream broadcast of the Lean Startup Conference being aired at the iHub on December 3 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST. Click here for more details.
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