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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

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.“
Rachel Sklar
“The most diverse and gender-balanced workshop I’ve been to.“
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.“
Thomas R. Eisenmann
Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
“Aspiring entrepreneurs should attend Lean Startup Machine.“
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.“
Eric Ries
Author, The Lean Startup
“The leading edge of the startup movement.“

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