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Attend Lean Startup Machine in Mexico City

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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 28th, 2012


Sunday, September 30th, 2012


FRIDAY, Sept 28
6:00 PM - Pitches
7:00 PM - Attendees vote on best pitches
7:30 PM - Teams Solidify
9:00 PM - Using validated working canvas
9:30 PM - Team fill out canvas and start working
11:00 PM - Venue Closes

9:00 AM - Doors Open; Breakfast
9:30 AM - MVP development
10:00 AM - Teams get out of the building
2:00 PM - Lunch Workshops; update canvas
4:00 PM - Teams get out of the building
6:00 PM - Dinner Workshops; canvas reviewing
7:00 PM - Leader Meeting
11:00 PM - Venue Closes

SUNDAY, Sept 30
9:00 AM - Doors Open; breakfast
9:30 AM . Teams get out of the building
12:00 PM - Lunch Workshops
3:15 PM - Presentation Slides Due
4:00 PM - Judges Take Seats
5:30 PM - Presentations Finish - Beverages Served
6:00 PM - Winners Announced
7:30 PM - Venue is cleaned & closed, attendees head to a local bar

Teams get out of the building = test hypothesis, learn and pivot

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What People Are Saying

Jennifer Du
CEO, Before Drink
“It gave me the knowledge, power, and belief that I can do something great“
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.“
Diana Kander
Author, All in Startup
“I learn something new every time. It will develop your Lean muscles and keep them in shape.“
Morgan & Daina Linton
Co-Founders, Fashion Metric
“You will not come out the same person.“
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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