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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

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.“
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.“
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.“
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.“
Danny Maloney
CEO, Tailwind, ex-AOL
“[The workshop] opened my eyes to many flaws in my current product development process.“

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