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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.


Friday, September 21st, 2012


Sunday, September 23rd, 2012


FRIDAY, September 21
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, September 22
9:00 AM - Venue Opens
9:30 AM - Breakfast Workshop
10:15 AM - Get out of the Building
1:00 PM - Lunch Workshops
6:30 PM - Dinner Workshop
7:00 PM - Leader Meeting
11:00 PM - Venue Closes

SUNDAY, September 23
9:00 AM - Venue Opens
1:00 PM - Lunch; Begin Final Slide Deck
3:45 PM - Presentation Slides Due
4:15 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

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.“
Chip Vara
Professor, University of Florida
“[This workshop] should be a critical part of any college entrepreneurial education program.“
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.“
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.“
Jennifer Du
CEO, Before Drink
“It gave me the knowledge, power, and belief that I can do something great“
Diana Kander
Author, All in Startup
“I learn something new every time. It will develop your Lean muscles and keep them in shape.“
Rachel Sklar
“The most diverse and gender-balanced workshop I’ve been to.“

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