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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, July 26th, 2013


Sunday, July 28th, 2013


6:15 PM Doors open: dinner and networking
7:00 PM Welcome
7:15 PM Pitches: 50 seconds each, Attendees vote on best pitches
7:45 PM Teams solidify
8:15 PM Workshop I: Javelin Board – Grace Ng, Co-Founder and Design Lead at LSM
8:45 PM Fireside Chat: “ 3 Pivots from MVP to the Largest Retailer in the World” - Cheryl Yeoh, Co-Founder and CEO of Reclip.It
9:15 PM Teams begin working
11:00 PM Venue closes

9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM Workshop II: Customer Development – “The Lean Toolbox” Cindy Alvarez, Yammer, Head Product design and User Experience
10:00 AM Workshop III: Customer Development –“How to Interview Customers” Jason Evanish, Co-Founder, Greenhorn Connect
10:30 AM Teams 'Get Out of the Building'
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Workshop IV: Lean Beginnings “The Modify Watches Story” – Aaron Schwartz , co-founder and CEO of Modify Industries, Inc
2:00 PM Teams 'Get Out of the Building'
6:30 PM Dinner is Served
7:00 PM Workshop V: Concierge – "Failing to Lean is Leaning to Fail - My Startup Journey"- Rohit Mathur, Co-Founder & CEO
7:30 PM Get Out of the Building
11:00 PM - Venue Closes

10:00 AM Breakfast
10:45 AM Guest Speaker: Rich Winley on how I built my company, NoChains
11:00 AM Workshop VI: "How I Won LSM and Brought Lean Startup Home"- Mark Abramson, Founder of Forward Thought, co-founder Medicine of Cycling and Vice Chairman of USA Cycling
11:30 AM Teams 'Get Out of the Building'
1:00 PM Lunch
3:30 PM Submit final slide deck
3:45 PM Judges arrive
4:00 PM Final presentations begin
5:30 PM Sponsor’s presentation: A presentation by Elance
6:00 PM Closing remarks / winners are announced
6:30 PM Venue closes

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What People Are Saying

Eric Ries
Author, The Lean Startup
“The leading edge of the startup movement.“
Jennifer Du
CEO, Before Drink
“It gave me the knowledge, power, and belief that I can do something great“
Lane Halley
UX Consultant, Lane Halley Consulting
“Unlike hackathons, winners at Lean Startup Machine are judged solely on the amount of validation achieved.“
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.“
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.“
Rachel Sklar
“The most diverse and gender-balanced workshop I’ve been to.“

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