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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

Jennifer Du
CEO, Before Drink
“It gave me the knowledge, power, and belief that I can do something great“
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.“
Lane Halley
UX Consultant, Lane Halley Consulting
“Unlike hackathons, winners at Lean Startup Machine are judged solely on the amount of validation achieved.“
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.“
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.“
Diana Kander
Author, All in Startup
“I learn something new every time. It will develop your Lean muscles and keep them in shape.“
Rachel Sklar
“The most diverse and gender-balanced workshop I’ve been to.“

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