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Attend Lean Startup Machine in Los Angeles

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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.


Wednesday, January 18th, 2012


Friday, January 20th, 2012


FRIDAY, January 18
6:00 PM - Check In
6:30 PM - Pitches
7:45 PM - Teams Solidify
8:00 PM - Organizer Kickoff
8:30 PM - Keynote
9:00 PM - Demo: Validation Board
9:30 PM - Start Working!
11:00 PM - Venue Closes

SATURDAY, January 19
9:00 AM - Venue Opens
9:30 AM - Breakfast Workshop
10:15 AM - Get out of the Building
1:00 PM - Lunch Workshop
6:30 PM - Dinner Workshop
7:00 PM - Leader Meeting
11:00 PM - Venue Closes

SUNDAY, January 20
9:00 AM - Venue Opens
1:00 PM - Lunch; Begin Final Slide Deck
3:30 PM - Presentation Slides Due
4:00 PM - Judges Take Seats
6:30 PM - Winners Announced
8:00 PM - Venue Closes; convene at local bar

(event schedule subject to change)

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What People Are Saying

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.“
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.“
Rachel Sklar
“The most diverse and gender-balanced workshop I’ve been to.“
Chip Vara
Professor, University of Florida
“[This workshop] should be a critical part of any college entrepreneurial education program.“
Thomas R. Eisenmann
Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
“Aspiring entrepreneurs should attend Lean Startup Machine.“
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.“

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