Lean methodologies offers a structure where you can perform a series of tests, measure the results, review what contributed to success or failures before moving on…
By Poornima Vijayashanker (Founder, Femgineer)
Seems like everyone has heard the buzz about the Lean Startup movement, which was started over three years ago by Eric Ries. Yet I’m always surprised at the number of founders, product managers, and startup folks I meet who are struggling. Many have built and shipped products, some have even raised capital, but the one commonality amongst them all is they don’t fundamentally understand why they aren’t getting any traction. They’re stuck scratching their heads trying to figure out how to monetize.
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.
Generate your business model hypothesis and validate.
The Minimum Viable Startup (MVS) on October 10, 2012 in Palo Alto is a custom all-day event to help entrepreneurs take the leap from viable product to viable startup and, along the way, avoid the most common mistakes made by entrepreneurs, which invariably leads to the same result – less upside for the founders on exit.
Women 2.0 members save 50% with discount code “W20oct” when you register here.
During a hackathon, we’re constantly evaluating whether “it’s worth it” on any given problem.
By Anna Billstrom (iOS & Facebook App Developer, Self)
Maybe, perhaps because I’m an English major, I tend to notice patterns in my speech.
I noticed recently that I keep saying the same phrases in discussions regarding mobile app development: secret sauce, no login, no back button, mentoring, phase 2, did the customer want that, don’t say user, and is it needlessly complex?
These discussions came up in hackfests, in client work, and in advising on technical projects. What the repetition of these phrases means to me, is that I need to reinforce certain
Build your first web startup prototype with Wix, Weebly, WordPress, etc.
By Anna Vital (Founder, Funders & Founders)
Over the last three years I have seen over a thousand startups in their early stages. I witnessed many of them go from an idea to funding within several months. I have also seen some of them fundraising for years and not getting anywhere.
When it comes to funding, there is one thing that can increase your chance of getting funded astronomically – traction. Yet, founders often struggle to get traction and hope that investor money will help them get it. This problem can be solved if you start lean, test your product and and gather meaningful feedback from your customers.
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.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
On February 14, Caterina Fake delivered the opening keynote at Women 2.0′s PITCH Conference stating the need and opportunity to “humanize technology before it dehumanizes us.” She underlined that “the Internet is built on a culture of generosity” and fear of missing out, urging the audience to build technology products that bring people together instead of driving them apart:
“Make it human, make it fun, work hard.”
Another keynote speaker, ZipCar co-founder Robin Chase emphasized having focus in product development:
By Shaherose Charania (Co-Founder & CEO, Women 2.0)
Always wanted to be your own boss? Want to be part of the solution and create jobs to boost our economy? Entrepreneurs are America’s greatest asset.
Only by thinking and big with your idea can you build a mammoth company that will create hundreds of much-needed jobs.
Here are 3 tips for entrepreneurial women starting high-growth companies:
#1: Think Big
By Hadiyah Mujhid (Co-Founder, Black Founders)
I often receive emails or view posts of the flavor, “I have an idea, I don’t know how to code, now what?”
This is my response for those who are curious about starting an web-based or software startup. (in no particular order):