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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, March 22nd, 2013


Sunday, March 24th, 2013


FRIDAY, March 22
5:45 PM - Doors open
6:45 PM - Pitches (50 seconds)
7:30 PM - Teams Solidify
8:00 PM - Kick-off w/ Travis McCutcheon
8:30 PM - Keynote/Fireside Chat w/ Ash Maurya (Running Lean)
9:00 PM - Teams Working
11:00 PM - Venue Closes

SATURDAY, March 23
8:15 AM - Doors Open
8:30 AM - Breakfast + Coffee (provided)
9:00 AM - How to Find the Right Idea - Erica Douglass (Whoosh Traffic)
9:45 AM - Effective Customer Development w/ Manuel Rosso (Food on the Table)
10:30 AM - Teams Working
1:30PM - Lunch (provided)
2:00 PM - "How to make your first dollar today" - MVP w/ Noah Kagan (AppSumo)
2:45 PM - Teams Working
6:00 PM - Dinner (provided)
6:30 PM - Landing Pages Copy that Works - Lynn Scheurell (Creative Catalyst)
7:15 PM - Teams Working
11:00 PM - Venue Closes

SUNDAY, March 24
8:15 AM - Doors Open
8:30 AM - Breakfast + Coffee (provided)
9:15 AM - How to Present at LSM, Travis McCutcheon
10:00 AM - Teams Working
1: 00 PM - Lunch (provided)
1:15 PM - Teams Working
3:30 PM - Final Slides Due
4:00 PM - Final Presentations Begin
6:30 PM - Presentations Finish, Closing Remarks & Drinks
7:30 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.“
Eric Ries
Author, The Lean Startup
“The leading edge of the startup movement.“
Danny Maloney
CEO, Tailwind, ex-AOL
“[The workshop] opened my eyes to many flaws in my current product development process.“
Thomas R. Eisenmann
Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
“Aspiring entrepreneurs should attend Lean Startup Machine.“
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.“
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.“

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