Tag Archive: Lean Startup Machine

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    by Jessica Stillman

    What to Do When You Don’t Have a Technical Co-Founder

    Don’t have a technical co-founder? Don’t waste time; there’s still plenty to do. Here’s a list.

    By  Allison Sheren (Founder & CEO, Neighborsations) 

    More times than I care to count, I have been told that I should find a technical co-founder. When I respond I am working on my company full-time without one, I am always shocked when someone asks, “So what are you doing?” I want to say, “Are you kidding me?! I’m doing a MILLION things.” But I don’t. Instead, I politely say there’s plenty to keep me busy.

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    by Angie Chang

    Partner Event: Lean Startup Machine New York (December 7-9)

    Starting a business in New York City? Master the skills you need to create a successful startup.

    By Grace Ng (Co-Founder, Lean Startup Machine)

    Lean Startup Machine New York packs the grueling journey of entrepreneurship into 3 days, so you don’t have to fumble around for 6 months. Learn techniques to prioritize and test product assumptions, prove business viability, and get the customer traction needed to take your business to the next level.

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    by Angie Chang

    Take Charge: Tara Sophia Mohr Helps Women Play Bigger

    Take your vision to the next level and turn it into reality.

    By Grace Ng (Director of Product Experience, Lean Startup Machine)

    “Most of the time, women don’t know their brilliance. They are certain they ‘aren’t ready’ to take on that next bigger role. They are more attuned to the ways they aren’t qualified than to the ways that they are. They are waiting for someone to validate, promote or discover them.”

    Sound familiar?

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    by Angie Chang

    Validating Startup Ideas With Lean Startup Machine Los Angeles

    After attending Lean Startup Machine L.A., I can say that the LSM model provides some of the most practical and focused guidance on how to define and launch a business that I’m likely to ever receive.

    By Kelsey Greenberg (Co-Founder, Difference Lab)

    My Lean Startup Machine (LSM) team was formed of two separate MuckerLab companies currently working on GetMeRated and Blayze. We were told that in order to get the most out of the experience, we shouldn’t work on our current products, but come up with something new.

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    by Angie Chang

    Lean Startup Machine Returns To Los Angeles (Win A Free Ticket)

    A hands-on experience where you learn Customer Development and Lean Startup principles.

    By Edlin Choi (Workshop Coordinator, Lean Startup Machine)

    Three months after a sold-out first Lean Startup Machine Los Angeles, the world’s leading workshop on Lean Startup methodologies returns September 21-23, 2012 to make even more LA startups, entrepreneurs, and corporate intrapreneurs leaner and meaner.

    The first LSM LA wrapped up with a bang – 12 teams went through a challenging three days of lean startup learning, out of the building getting, hypothesis testing, assumption (in)validating, and lots of pivoting that culminated in a 5-minute pitch.

    More of a show-us-what-you-learned story than

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    by Angie Chang

    Start Now: Win A Ticket To Lean Startup Machine In Palo Alto

    An intensive educational workshop, Lean Startup Machine teaches you to build solutions customers want.

    By Hung Pham (Workshop Coordinator, Lean Startup Machine)

    Time is money and we’re in the business of saving both. Join the movement that is transforming how new products are being built and launched. Attend a Lean Startup Machine workshop today – I’m coordinating one the next one in Palo Alto on September 7. An intensive educational workshop, this is where entrepreneurs and innovators learn how to build solutions customers want. You’ll learn and experience more in 3 days than most do in 6 months.

    Your ultimate success is not contingent on your original “idea” but how you apply the Lean principles. Lean Startup Machine Palo Alto winner CrowdJewel is a perfect example.

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    by Angie Chang

    7 Huge Mistakes To Avoid As A Lean Startup

    Lean Startup Machine requires you to abandon all ego going in. Remember to leave all ego behind going out.

    By Grace Ng (Director of Product Experience, Lean Startup Machine)

    There are so many nuances to the Lean Startup methodology that it’s easy to think you’re doing it, but you’re not.

    Many make the mistake, thinking “Of course I talk to people before I build. That makes total sense. I’m lean.” Although, the concept is easy to understand, it requires self-awareness and an objective mind to effectively maintain it in practice.

    I especially emphasize the importance of properly structuring interview questions to get reliable data, and avoiding the traps

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    by Angie Chang

    Intensive Entrepreneurship Workshop Arrives In Montreal

    To win one of TWO free tickets to Lean Startup Machine on July 13-15 in Montreal, tweet “@LeanMontreal and @women2 support women in entrepreneurship contest #LSMMontreal #women2.0″

    By Fran Rawlings (Coordinator, Lean Startup Machine Montreal)

    Lean Startup Machine (LSM) wants to prevent the world’s smartest people from wasting time building things that nobody wants. LSM is an intensive three-day workshop where entrepreneurs and innovators learn how to build what their customers want using customer development techniques and Lean Startup principles to validate an idea for a new product or service.

    Women 2.0 and Lean Startup Machine (LSM) have partnered up to offer two (2) free tickets to LSM Montreal taking place July 13-15, 2012. To enter, all you have to do is tweet

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    by Angie Chang

    Win A Free Ticket To Lean Startup Machine Los Angeles (June 15-17)

    A hands-on experience where you learn Customer Development and Lean Startup principles.

    By Edlin Choi (Workshop Coordinator, Lean Startup Machine)

    Test your hypothesis about your next big idea. Validate your riskiest assumptions. Develop customers before you even have a product. Build, measure, learn. This is Lean Startup Machine. In the intensive educational workshop that is Lean Startup Machine, attendees will learn how to build what customers want. This June 15-17, you can learn and do more in three days than most do in six months.

    Tell us why you want to attend Lean Startup Machine LA in the comments below by MIDNIGHT on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 and the best answer will receive a free pass!

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    by Angie Chang

    Free Tickets To Lean Startup Machine (May 25-27 In San Francisco)

    Learn how you can win a free ticket to the Lean Startup Machine below!

    By Angeline Tan (Coordinator, Lean Startup Machine)

    An intensive educational workshop, Lean Startup Machine (May 25-27, 2012 in San Francisco, CA) is where entrepreneurs and innovators learn how to build solutions customers want. You’ll learn and experience more in 3 days than most do in 6 months.

    Your ultimate success is not contingent on your original “idea”. Groupon started as a platform for group social activism, YouTube started as a dating site, PayPal started for Palm Pilot payments. It’s not as important where you start, only that you start now.

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    by Angie Chang

    Win A Ticket To Lean Startup Machine (April 20-22 In San Diego)

    The Lean Startup Machine (April 20-22, 2012 in San Diego, CA) is a workshop where attendees use customer development and lean startup principles to validate an idea for a new product or service.

    Think you’ve got the next big idea? Come to the Lean Startup Machine workshop and test it out! Bring your team, or come alone and new teams will form on Friday night.

    We have one (1) FREE ticket to Lean Startup Machine to raffle away! Leave a comment below with why YOU deserve the ticket, and we’ll pick one winner by MIDNIGHT on April 15, 2012.

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    by Angie Chang

    Recruiting A Designer To Your Early Stage Startup (Hint: It’s Not All About The Perks)

    By Dana Rosenberg (Startup Enthusiast, Self)

    For startups, the design element is becoming more important than ever. Consumers are developing an appreciation for design that is driving their purchase and engagement decisions. Simultaneously, the expanding global market for mobile and interactive web services is creating a need for designers to take on new interfaces and evolving challenges.

    Startups like Flipboard and Pulse are heralded for their great user experience and sleek designs, while Massive Health and Instagram capitalize on great design to drive photo-sharing

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    by Angie Chang

    Lean Startup Machine: 1 Part Learning + 1 Part Mentorship.. Stir!

    By Kelley Boyd (Founder & Strategist, Think Experience)

    My first experience at Lean Startup Machine (LSM) was also the first Lean Startup Machine ever held. It was just over a year ago, and I mean that literally. I walked into LSM at Hive at 55 and began relationships that I hold among the closest in my professional life today.

    As an attendee at the first #LsmNYC, I absorbed firsthand guidance from two actual practitioners of Lean: Brant Cooper, Co-Author of The Entrepreneurs Guide to Customer Development, and Giff Constable, who was going “lean” with his startup Aprizi.