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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

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

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