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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.“
Thomas R. Eisenmann
Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
“Aspiring entrepreneurs should attend Lean Startup Machine.“
Chip Vara
Professor, University of Florida
“[This workshop] should be a critical part of any college entrepreneurial education program.“
Jennifer Du
CEO, Before Drink
“It gave me the knowledge, power, and belief that I can do something great“
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.“
Lane Halley
UX Consultant, Lane Halley Consulting
“Unlike hackathons, winners at Lean Startup Machine are judged solely on the amount of validation achieved.“
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.“
Rachel Sklar
“The most diverse and gender-balanced workshop I’ve been to.“

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