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Attend Lean Startup Machine in Tokyo

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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, May 17th, 2013


Sunday, May 19th, 2013



7:00 PM - Doors Open
7:30 PM - Pitches
8:15 PM - Teams Solidify
8:30 PM - Validation Board Usage
and How to WIN
9:15 PM - Keynote Address
10:00 PM - Start Working!
12:00 AM - Venue Closes

9:00 AM - Doors Open
10:00 AM - Customer Development
10:45 AM- Get Out of the Building!
1:00 PM - MVP Case Study
1:45 PM - MVP Panel
2:30 PM - Get out of the Building!
6:30 PM - Dinner
7:00 PM - Basics of Landing Page Design in Lean Startup
7:45 PM - How to Lead a Startup Effectively?
8:30 PM - Leader Meeting
& Team Work
12:00 AM - Venue Closes

10:00 AM - Doors Open
10:30 AM - How I developed customers + leanuxed
(WHILL and AppSocially)
12:00 PM - Lunch and Team Work!
3:15 PM - Presentation Slides Due
4:00 PM - Judges Take Seats and
Pitches Begin
6:00 PM - Winners Announced

The Mentors



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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.“
Lane Halley
UX Consultant, Lane Halley Consulting
“Unlike hackathons, winners at Lean Startup Machine are judged solely on the amount of validation achieved.“
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.“
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.“
Jennifer Du
CEO, Before Drink
“It gave me the knowledge, power, and belief that I can do something great“
Chip Vara
Professor, University of Florida
“[This workshop] should be a critical part of any college entrepreneurial education program.“

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