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Attend Lean Startup Machine in Austin

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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, April 27th, 2012


Sunday, April 29th, 2012


FRIDAY, April 27
6:00 PM - Doors open
6:30 PM - Pitches
7:30 PM - Teams Solidify
8:30 PM - Ash Maurya Keynote 'Why are you here?'
9:00 PM - Execute
11:00 PM - HubAustin Closes

SATURDAY, April 28
9:00 AM - Doors Open at HubAustin
12:30 PM - Joshua Baer 'How to Give a Killer Elevator Pitch'
1:00 PM - Manuel Rosso- 'Concierge MVP'
1:45PM - Eric Ries Keynote
6:00 PM - Tim Gasper 'Customer Development'
7:00 PM - Leader Meeting
11:00 PM - HubAustin Closes

SUNDAY, April 29
9:00 AM - Doors Open at HubAustin
12:15 PM - Dave Koston 'Giving a successful presentation'
3:30 PM - Presentation Slides Due
4:00 PM - Judges Take Seats
5:30 PM - Presentations Finish - Beverages Served
7:00 PM - Winners Announced
8:00 PM - Venue is cleaned & closed, post-drinks

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What People Are Saying

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.“
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.“
Thomas R. Eisenmann
Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
“Aspiring entrepreneurs should attend Lean Startup Machine.“
Rachel Sklar
“The most diverse and gender-balanced workshop I’ve been to.“
Eric Ries
Author, The Lean Startup
“The leading edge of the startup movement.“
Jennifer Du
CEO, Before Drink
“It gave me the knowledge, power, and belief that I can do something great“
Chip Vara
Professor, University of Florida
“[This workshop] should be a critical part of any college entrepreneurial education program.“
Diana Kander
Author, All in Startup
“I learn something new every time. It will develop your Lean muscles and keep them in shape.“

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