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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

Jennifer Du
CEO, Before Drink
“It gave me the knowledge, power, and belief that I can do something great“
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.“
Rachel Sklar
“The most diverse and gender-balanced workshop I’ve been to.“
Chip Vara
Professor, University of Florida
“[This workshop] should be a critical part of any college entrepreneurial education program.“
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.“
Diana Kander
Author, All in Startup
“I learn something new every time. It will develop your Lean muscles and keep them in shape.“
Morgan & Daina Linton
Co-Founders, Fashion Metric
“You will not come out the same person.“
Danny Maloney
CEO, Tailwind, ex-AOL
“[The workshop] opened my eyes to many flaws in my current product development process.“

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