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Attend Lean Startup Machine in Newark

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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, November 8th, 2013


Sunday, November 10th, 2013


FRIDAY, NOV 8, 2013

6:30 PM Doors open at Seed Gallery: dinner & music by OpenCrates
7:00 PM Welcome
Pitches: 50 seconds each
7:30 PM Attendees vote on best pitches
7:45 PM Teams solidify
8:00 PM Workshop I: Javelin Board
8:30 PM Fireside Chat w/ Chuck Creekmur, Founder and CEO of presented by Brick City Tech Meetup
9:15 PM Teams begin working
11:00 PM Venue closes


9:00 AM Doors Open, Breakfast is Served
9:30 AM Rob Caucci breaks down Customer Development through his experiences as co-founder & CEO of PijonBox
10:30 AM Teams Get out of the Building
1:30 PM Pitch MVP Presentation
2:00 PM Kevin Selhi of Outbrain & Griot Apparel breaks down landing page design & acquiring customers on the web
2:30 PM Teams Get Out Of The Building
6:00 PM Dinner w/ Tiffany "The Budgenista" Aliche as she talks about building her brand from teacher to author to national speaker
6:30 PM Concierge Speaker
10:30 PM - Venue Closes

SUNDAY, NOV 10, 2013
10:00 AM Doors Open Breakfast is Served
11:00 AM How to win Lean Startup Machine
11:30 AM Teams 'Get Out of The Building'
1:00 PM Lunch is Served
3:15 PM Presentation Slides Due
4:00 PM Judges Take Seats, Presentations Begin -
John Frankel (ff Ventures), Guy Story (, Michael Ehrlich (NYAngels), others TBA
5:30 PM Presentations Finish
6:00 PM Winners Announced
6:30 PM Venue closes; attendees head to a local bar

Learn to build what customers want.

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What People Are Saying

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.“
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“
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.“
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.“
Lane Halley
UX Consultant, Lane Halley Consulting
“Unlike hackathons, winners at Lean Startup Machine are judged solely on the amount of validation achieved.“

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