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Attend Lean Startup Machine in Washington DC

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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.


Thursday, March 15th, 2012


Saturday, March 17th, 2012


Microsoft Offices
5404 Wisconsin Ave,
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

FRIDAY, March 15
6:00 PM - Pitches
7:30 PM - Teams Solidify/Keynote
8:00 PM - Speakers
9:00 PM - Execute
11:00 PM - Venue Closes

SATURDAY, March 16
9:00 AM - Doors Open
12:00 PM - Lunch Workshops
6:00 PM - Dinner Workshops
7:00 PM - Leader Meeting
11:00 PM - Venue Closes

SUNDAY, March 17
9:00 AM - Doors Open
12:00 PM - Lunch Workshops
3:15 PM - Presentation Slides Due
4:00 PM - Judges Take Seats
5:30 PM - Presentations Finish - Beverages Served
6:00 PM - Winners Announced
7:30 PM - Venue is cleaned & closed, attendees head to a local bar

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What People Are Saying

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.“
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.“
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.“
Diana Kander
Author, All in Startup
“I learn something new every time. It will develop your Lean muscles and keep them in shape.“
Lane Halley
UX Consultant, Lane Halley Consulting
“Unlike hackathons, winners at Lean Startup Machine are judged solely on the amount of validation achieved.“

Build a successful business in 3 days

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