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Attend Lean Startup Machine in Silicon Valley

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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 7th, 2012


Sunday, September 9th, 2012


FRIDAY, September 7
5:30 PM - Check In
6:00 PM - Pitches
7:30 PM - Teams Solidify
8:00 PM - Keynote Address
9:00 PM - Start Working!
11:00 PM - Venue Closes

SATURDAY, September 8
9:00 AM - Venue Opens
10:00 AM - Breakfast Workshop
1:00 PM - Lunch Workshop
6:30 PM - Dinner Workshop
7:00 PM - Leader Meeting
11:00 PM - Venue Closes

SUNDAY, September 9
9:00 AM - Venue Opens
9:30 AM - Breakfast Workshop
3:30 PM - Presentation Slides Due
3:45 PM - Judges Take Seats
6:00 PM - Winners Announced
7:30 PM - Venue closes; convene at local bar

(event schedule subject to change)

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What People Are Saying

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.“
Jennifer Du
CEO, Before Drink
“It gave me the knowledge, power, and belief that I can do something great“
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.“
Rachel Sklar
“The most diverse and gender-balanced workshop I’ve been to.“
Danny Maloney
CEO, Tailwind, ex-AOL
“[The workshop] opened my eyes to many flaws in my current product development process.“
Thomas R. Eisenmann
Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
“Aspiring entrepreneurs should attend Lean Startup Machine.“
Chip Vara
Professor, University of Florida
“[This workshop] should be a critical part of any college entrepreneurial education program.“
Diana Kander
Author, All in Startup
“I learn something new every time. It will develop your Lean muscles and keep them in shape.“

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