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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, September 27th, 2013


Sunday, September 29th, 2013


7:00 PM Doors open: dinner and networking
7:45 PM Welcome
8:00 PM Introduction to Lean Methodology & Javelin Board Tutorial
8:15 PM Collective Pitches: 50 seconds each & Attendees vote on best pitches
9:00 PM Teams solidify
9:15 PM Jennifer Du speaks about LSM Alumni Case Study
9:30 PM Teams begin working
11:00 PM Venue closes

9:00 AM Doors Open, Breakfast is Served
9:30 AM Erica Douglass speaks about Customer Development
10:00 AM Elance Intro
10:05 AM Teams Get out of the Building
1:00 PM Steve Sanderson Speaks About Pitching An MVP
1:30 PM Teams Get Out Of The Building
5:15 PM Anthony Carrano speaks about Landing Page Design
5:45 PM Dinner is Served
6:30 PM Tim Gasper speaks about Concierge when using LSM
7:00 PM Teams Get out of the Building
11:00 PM - Venue Closes

9:00 AM Doors Open Breakfast is Served
9:30 AM Mellie Price delivers Keynote Speech
10:00 AM Teams Get Out Of The Building
1:00 PM Lunch is Served
3:00 PM Team Submit Final Slide Deck
3:10 PM Josh Kerr speaks about "How to Win a Pitch Competition"
3:30 PM Elance Presentation
3:40 PM Judges Take Seats and Presentations Begin
6:00 PM Closing remarks / winners are announced
6:30 PM Venue closes closed, attendees head to a local bar

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What People Are Saying

Diana Kander
Author, All in Startup
“I learn something new every time. It will develop your Lean muscles and keep them in shape.“
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.“
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.“
Chip Vara
Professor, University of Florida
“[This workshop] should be a critical part of any college entrepreneurial education program.“
Lane Halley
UX Consultant, Lane Halley Consulting
“Unlike hackathons, winners at Lean Startup Machine are judged solely on the amount of validation achieved.“
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.“
Jennifer Du
CEO, Before Drink
“It gave me the knowledge, power, and belief that I can do something great“

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