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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

Morgan & Daina Linton
Co-Founders, Fashion Metric
“You will not come out the same person.“
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.“
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.“
Rachel Sklar
“The most diverse and gender-balanced workshop I’ve been to.“
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.“
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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