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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 26th, 2013


Sunday, April 28th, 2013


6:00 PM - Pitches
7:30 PM - Teams Solidify
8:00 PM - Speakers
9:00 PM - Execute
10:30 PM - Venue Closes

9:00 AM - Espresso & team gathering
9:30 AM - Workshop II: Customer Development – Andreas Klinger
10:30 AM -Get Out of the Building
1:00 PM - Burritos! Quesadillas!
1:30 PM - Workshop III: Pitch – (Panel: Tim Röhrich, Peter Kadas, Michele Attisani),
2:00 PM - Workshop IV: Landing Page Design-- Niccolo Maisto
2:30 PM - Get Out of the Building
6:30 PM -Sandwich break!
7:00 PM -Workshop V: Concierge – Rob Fitzpatrick
7:30 PM -Get Out of the Building
9:00 PM -Greeting from Trevor Owens
9:05 PM -Office hours with Trevor Owens
10:30 PM -Venue closes

10:00 AM Espresso & team gathering
10:30 AM Lessons Learned-- Tamas Locher (formerly LOOKK, currently stealth)
11:10 AM How To Win LSM-- Heidi Sloane
11:20 AM Get Out of the Building
1:00 PM Lunch
3:30 PM Submit final slide deck to
3:45 PM Judges arrive
4:00 PM Final presentations begin
6:00 PM Closing remarks / winners are announced
8:00 PM Venue closes

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What People Are Saying

Lane Halley
UX Consultant, Lane Halley Consulting
“Unlike hackathons, winners at Lean Startup Machine are judged solely on the amount of validation achieved.“
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.“
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.“
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.“
Diana Kander
Author, All in Startup
“I learn something new every time. It will develop your Lean muscles and keep them in shape.“
Thomas R. Eisenmann
Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
“Aspiring entrepreneurs should attend Lean Startup Machine.“

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