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Attend Lean Startup Machine in Hong Kong

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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, June 7th, 2013


Sunday, June 9th, 2013


7:15 PM Doors open: dinner and networking
8:00 PM Welcome
Pitches: 50 seconds each
8:30 PM Attendees vote on best pitches
8:45 PM Teams solidify
9:00 PM Workshop I: Validation Board
9:30 PM Fireside Chat by one of our All-Star speakers!
10:15 PM Teams begin working
11:00 PM Venue closes

9:00 AM Breakfast - Get your nutrients in before the big day!
9:30 AM Workshop II: Customer Development
10:30 AM Teams 'Get out of the Building'
*Be sure to bond with your team and grab some lunch together outside of the building*
1:30 PM Workshop III: Pitch
2:00 PM Workshop IV: Landing Page Design
2:30 PM Teams 'Get Out Of The Building'
6:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Workshop V: Concierge
7:30 PM 'Get Out of the Building'
11:00 PM - Venue Closes

10:00 AM Breakfast - It's the home stretch. Let's make sure we're well fed!
11:00 AM How to WIN Lean Startup Machine
11:30 AM 'Get Out of The Building'
1:00 PM Lunch is Served
3:30 PM Submit final slide deck
3:45 PM Judges arrive and take seats
4:00 PM Final Presentations Begin
6:00 PM Closing remarks/winners are announced
8:00 PM Congratulations! You have officially completed the FIRST ever Lean Startup Machine Hong Kong! Now let's get some drinks and celebrate!

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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.“
Eric Ries
Author, The Lean Startup
“The leading edge of the startup movement.“
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“
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.“
Thomas R. Eisenmann
Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
“Aspiring entrepreneurs should attend Lean Startup Machine.“
Chip Vara
Professor, University of Florida
“[This workshop] should be a critical part of any college entrepreneurial education program.“

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