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Attend Lean Startup Machine in Amsterdam

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The Event

Lean Startup Machine (LSM) is a three-day workshop on building a successful business. Most new ventures fail because they build something no one wants. LSM teaches you a process for discovering which products will succeed in the marketplace and which won't. LSM is an immersive, 48-hour educational experience, NOT a conference and NOT a hackathon.


Friday, May 24th, 2013


Sunday, May 26th, 2013


5:45 PM Doors open: dinner and networking
6:15 PM Introductions + Ice Breaker
6:30 Pitches: 50 seconds each
7:00 PM Attendees vote on best pitches
7:45 PM Teams solidify
8:00 PM Workshop I: Validation Board
8:30 PM Fireside Chat, Daan Weddepohl, Founder at Peerby
9:15 PM Teams begin working
10:15 PM Lean Finance, Eva Hukshorn, Partner at Efactor
11:00 PM Venue Closes

9:00 AM - Doors Open
9:30 AM- Customer Development Presentation, Sam Hysell, Strategic Partnerships at LSM
10:30 AM - Teams Get out of the Building
1:30 PM - Pitch MVP Presentation
2:00 PM - Landing Page Design Presentation
2:30 PM - Teams Get Out Of The Building
6:00 PM - Dinner is Served
6:30 PM - Concierge MVP Speaker, Reza Sardeha, Founder at
10:30 PM - Venue Closes

10:00 AM - Doors Open
11:00 AM- How to win Lean Startup Machine done by MC
11:30 AM - Teams 'Get Out of The Building'
1:00 PM - Lunch is Served
3:15 PM - Presentation Slides Due
4:00 PM - Judges Take Seats and Presentations Begin
5:30 PM - Presentations Finish
6:00 PM - Winners Announced
6:30 PM - Venue closes closed, attendees head to a local bar

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What People Are Saying

Morgan & Daina Linton
Co-Founders, Fashion Metric
“You will not come out the same person.“
Eric Ries
Author, The Lean Startup
“The leading edge of the startup movement.“
Hiten Shah
Co-Founder, Kissmetrics
“This is not a hackathon. The education you get at Lean Startup Machine helps you actually stop wasting everyone’s time. This is the future of creating business.“
Danny Maloney
CEO, Tailwind, ex-AOL
“[The workshop] opened my eyes to many flaws in my current product development process.“
Bob Metcalfe
Co-Inventor of Ethernet, UT Austin
“If I’d had Lean Startup Machine in 1979 at 3COM, I could have skipped 1980-1983.“
Lane Halley
UX Consultant, Lane Halley Consulting
“Unlike hackathons, winners at Lean Startup Machine are judged solely on the amount of validation achieved.“
Rachel Sklar
“The most diverse and gender-balanced workshop I’ve been to.“
Daniel Loreto
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Venrock, ex-Google
“[The workshop] is about getting outside the bubble. Google Wave would have benefited a lot from more user engagement and feedback.“

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