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Attend Lean Startup Machine in Rotterdam

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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, October 26th, 2012


Sunday, October 28th, 2012


FRIDAY October 26
6:00 PM - Pizza's & Pitches
7:30 PM - Teams Solidify
8:00 PM - Speakers
9:00 PM - Execute
11:00 PM - Venue Closes

SATURDAY October 27
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 28
9:00 AM - Doors Open
12:00 PM - Lunch Workshops
3:30 PM - Presentation Slides Due
4:00 PM - Judges Take Seats
6:30 PM - Winners Announced

(event schedule subject to change)

Of course all the meals, drinks and snacks are also included, from the pizza’s & pitches to the drinks at the final presentations.

"Lean Startup Machine Rotterdam pivoted my life!" - Joost Prins, attendee LSMR June 2011

"LSM Rotterdam was the best startup competition I've attended so far, the quality of the pitches was promising" - Robbert van Geldrop, mentor LSMR June 2011

- If you buy 3 or more tickets you get a 25% discount, perfect for teams! -

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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“
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.“
Danny Maloney
CEO, Tailwind, ex-AOL
“[The workshop] opened my eyes to many flaws in my current product development process.“
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.“
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.“
Diana Kander
Author, All in Startup
“I learn something new every time. It will develop your Lean muscles and keep them in shape.“
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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