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Attend Lean Startup Machine in Buenos Aires

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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, October 26th, 2012


Sunday, October 28th, 2012


FRIDAY, October 26
6:00 PM - Pitches
7:00 PM - Attendees vote on best pitches
7:30 PM - Teams Solidify
9:00 PM - Using validated working canvas
9:30 PM - Team fill out canvas and start working
11:00 PM - Venue Closes

SATURDAY, October 27
9:00 AM - Doors Open; Breakfast
9:30 AM - MVP development
10:00 AM - Teams get out of the building
2:00 PM - Lunch Workshops; update canvas
4:00 PM - Teams get out of the building
6:00 PM - Dinner Workshops; canvas reviewing
7:00 PM - Leader Meeting
11:00 PM - Venue Closes

SUNDAY, October 28
9:00 AM - Doors Open; breakfast
9:30 AM . Teams get out of the building
12:00 PM - Lunch Workshops
3:15 PM - Presentation Slides Due
4:00 PM - Judges Take Seats
5:30 PM - Presentations Finish - Beverages Served
6:00 PM - Winners Announced
7:30 PM - Venue is cleaned & closed, attendees head to a local bar

Teams get out of the building = test hypothesis, learn and pivot

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What People Are Saying

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“
Morgan & Daina Linton
Co-Founders, Fashion Metric
“You will not come out the same person.“
Danny Maloney
CEO, Tailwind, ex-AOL
“[The workshop] opened my eyes to many flaws in my current product development process.“
Eric Ries
Author, The Lean Startup
“The leading edge of the startup movement.“
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.“
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.“
Lane Halley
UX Consultant, Lane Halley Consulting
“Unlike hackathons, winners at Lean Startup Machine are judged solely on the amount of validation achieved.“

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