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Attend Lean Startup Machine in New York 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.


Thursday, October 13th, 2011


Saturday, October 15th, 2011


THURSDAY, October 13
6:30 PM - Team Building
7:30 PM - Ideation

FRIDAY October 14
6:00 PM - Pitches
7:30 PM - Teams Solidify
8:00 PM - Speakers
9:00 PM - Execute
11:00 PM - Venue Closes

SATURDAY, October 15
9:00 AM - Doors Open
12:00 PM - Lunch Workshops
6:00 PM - Dinner Workshops
7:00 PM - Leader Meeting
11:00 PM - Venue Closes

SUNDAY, October 16
9:00 AM - Doors Open
12:00 PM - Lunch Workshops
3:30 PM - Presentation Slides Due
4:00 PM - Judges Take Seats
6:00 PM - Winners Announced

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What People Are Saying

Morgan & Daina Linton
Co-Founders, Fashion Metric
“You will not come out the same person.“
Chip Vara
Professor, University of Florida
“[This workshop] should be a critical part of any college entrepreneurial education program.“
Lane Halley
UX Consultant, Lane Halley Consulting
“Unlike hackathons, winners at Lean Startup Machine are judged solely on the amount of validation achieved.“
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.“
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.“
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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