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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

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“
Rachel Sklar
“The most diverse and gender-balanced workshop I’ve been to.“
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.“
Lane Halley
UX Consultant, Lane Halley Consulting
“Unlike hackathons, winners at Lean Startup Machine are judged solely on the amount of validation achieved.“
Chip Vara
Professor, University of Florida
“[This workshop] should be a critical part of any college entrepreneurial education program.“
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.“

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