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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 13th, 2013


Sunday, September 15th, 2013


6:00 PM Doors open: Dinner and Networking
6:15 PM Special Opening Remarks by Rodney Hunter
7:00 PM Welcome
7:15 PM Workshop I: About Lean & Lean Startup Machine w/ Adam Berk
7:45 PM Fireside Chat: Riku Salminen, Jussi Markula and Antti Vilpponen
8:15 PM Product Demo & Lean Lessons w/ Kimmo Koivisto
8:30 PM Pitches: 50 seconds
9:15 PM Introduction to the Javelin Board & Teams solidify
9:30 PM Teams begin working
12:00 AM Venue closes

8:30 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM Workshop II: Customer Development – A Journey to Product/Market Fit (Revisited) w/ Otto Hilska
10:00 AM Teams ‘Get Out of the Building’ (Teams get lunch outside while engaging customers)
1:30 PM Workshop III: Pitch w/ Mike Bradshaw
2:00 PM Workshop IV: Landing Page Design w/ Adam Berk
2:30 PM Teams ‘Get Out of the Building’
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Workshop V: Concierge w/ Aleksi Rossi
7:30 PM Lean Lessons Learned w/ Eero Holmila
8:00 PM Get Out of the Building
12:00 AM Venue closes

8:30 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM How to Win Lean Startup Machine w/ Adam Berk
10:00 AM Get Out of the Building
1:00 PM Lunch
3:15 PM Submit final slide deck*
3:45 PM Judges arrive
4:00 PM Final presentations begin
6:00 PM Lean Lessons Learned w/ Jyri Engeström
6:30 PM Closing Keynote w/ Andris Berzins
7:00 PM Closing remarks / winners are announced
7:30 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.“
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.“
Chip Vara
Professor, University of Florida
“[This workshop] should be a critical part of any college entrepreneurial education program.“
Diana Kander
Author, All in Startup
“I learn something new every time. It will develop your Lean muscles and keep them in shape.“
Danny Maloney
CEO, Tailwind, ex-AOL
“[The workshop] opened my eyes to many flaws in my current product development process.“
Jennifer Du
CEO, Before Drink
“It gave me the knowledge, power, and belief that I can do something great“
Thomas R. Eisenmann
Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
“Aspiring entrepreneurs should attend Lean Startup Machine.“

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