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Attend Lean Startup Machine in Boston

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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
7:30 PM Welcome to CIC: Dougan Sherwood, CIC
7:45 PM Fireside Chat: David Cancel, HubSpot
8:15 PM Pitches: 50 seconds each
8:45 PM Attendees vote on best pitches
9:00 PM Teams solidify
9:15 PM Javelin Board Presentation
9:45 PM Teams begin working
11:00 PM Venue Closes

9:00 AM Doors Open: Breakfast
9:30 AM Customer Development Presentation: TBA
10:30 AM Teams Get Out Of The Building
1:30 PM Pitch MVP Presentation: TBA
2:00 PM Landing Page Presentation: TBA
2:30 PM Teams Get Out Of The Building
6:00 PM Dinner
6:30 PM Concierge Presentation: TBA
11:00 PM Venue Closes

10:00 AM Doors Open: Breakfast
11:00 AM How to Win LSM Presentation: Howard Kaplan, Future Now
11:30 AM Teams Get Out of The Building
1:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Keynote Speaker: Tom Eisenmann, HBS
3:15 PM Presentation Slides Due
4:00 PM Judges Take Seats and Presentations Begin
5:30 PM Presentations Finish
6:00 PM Winners Announced
6:30 PM Venue Closes: Attendees head to local bar

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What People Are Saying

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.“
Diana Kander
Author, All in Startup
“I learn something new every time. It will develop your Lean muscles and keep them in shape.“
Chip Vara
Professor, University of Florida
“[This workshop] should be a critical part of any college entrepreneurial education program.“
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.“
Morgan & Daina Linton
Co-Founders, Fashion Metric
“You will not come out the same person.“
Jennifer Du
CEO, Before Drink
“It gave me the knowledge, power, and belief that I can do something great“

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