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Attend Lean Startup Machine in Shanghai

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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 25th, 2013


Sunday, October 27th, 2013


7:00 PM - Dinner
7:45 PM - Welcome and Keynote Speaker
8:00 PM - Javelin Board Presentation
8:30 PM - Pitches: 50 seconds each
9:00 PM - Voting
9:15 PM - Teams begin working
11:00 PM - Venue closes

9:00 AM - Doors Open: Breakfast
9:30 AM - Customer Development Presentation
10:30 AM - Teams Get out of the Building
1:30 PM - Pitch MVP Presentation
2:00 PM - Landing Pages Presentation
2:30 PM - Teams Get Out Of The Building
6:00 PM - Dinner
6:30 PM - Concierge Presentation
10:30 PM - Venue Closes

10:00 AM - Doors Open: Breakfast
10:30 AM - How to win Lean Startup Machine done by MC
11:30 AM - Teams Get Out of The Building
1:00 PM - Lunch
3:30 PM - Presentation Slides Due
4:00 PM - Judges Take Seats and Presentations Begin
5:30 PM - Presentations Finish
6:00 PM - Winners Announced
6:30 PM - Venue closes closed, attendees head to a local bar hosted by DRINK ENTREPRENUERS

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What People Are Saying

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.“
Jennifer Du
CEO, Before Drink
“It gave me the knowledge, power, and belief that I can do something great“
Eric Ries
Author, The Lean Startup
“The leading edge of the startup movement.“
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.“
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.“
Thomas R. Eisenmann
Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
“Aspiring entrepreneurs should attend Lean Startup Machine.“
Rachel Sklar
“The most diverse and gender-balanced workshop I’ve been to.“

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