What is Lean Startup Machine?
Lean Startup Machine is a metrics-driven startup competition where you will be taught how to identify the key risks in launching or scaling your business idea. You will receive hands-on mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs using our framework of Lean Startup tools and techniques. No matter where you are in your idea, we'll show you a step-by-step process to develop a product or service that your customers will actually want.
Who's this event for?
All backgrounds are welcome -- this is not about writing code but building things that people actually want! Any startup team that does not have Product/Market Fit, or any aspiring founder, innovator, or early startup employee that wants to learn Lean Startup methodologies from the ground up is welcomed to attend.
Got an idea of your own? Great. You'll have 50 seconds to give 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 fresh 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.
No co-founders? No problem. You'll meet many talented and smart people and have the opportunity to hear their new startup ideas.
*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. In the past, we have found that it is too difficult for participants to join a team that already possesses domain knowledge around an existing project.