We’ve worked hard to ensure that women and other people typically under-represented at entrepreneurship conferences are very much a part of this event
By Sarah Milstein (Co-Host, The Lean Startup Conference)
What do startups need most these days? Great people to hire.
To help young companies find strong candidates, The Lean Startup Conference is hosting a Hiring Room, and we want to make sure women-led startups are represented.
If you’re interested in bringing people together to learn from innovators who’ll be sharing lessons for profitably practicing Lean Startup methods within all kinds of organizations, we hope you’ll consider hosting an event. By Sarah Milstein (Co-Host, The Lean Startup Conference) As co-host of The Lean Startup Conference (December 3-4, 2012 in San Francisco), I’ve worked hard with my co-host, Eric Ries, to ensure women and other people typically under-represented at entrepreneurship conferences are very much a part of this event.
We’re seeking people who can deliver great talks, whether they’ve ever spoken at a conference before.
By Eric Ries & Sarah Milstein (Co-Hosts, The Lean Startup Conference)
Now we’re starting to reach out to speakers. We’re aiming for a mix of people: those well known for their work on lean startups and those who aren’t yet prominent but are applying Lean Startup techniques and have valuable lessons to share. And, although this should probably go without saying, we’ll say it anyway: we’re seeking people who can deliver great talks, whether they’ve ever spoken at a conference before.
Help us build the tech world’s first startup residency space with gender parity.
By Kaitlin Pike (Director, WeWork Labs SF)
I have a not-so-secret agenda for the brand new WeWork Labs SF. I want a lot of women filling our desks.
“You want 50% of our members to be from 50% of the population? That’s just crazy!” my co-director, Dave Nugent, sarcastically said when I told him.* Looking at most of the startup scene and incubators out there, the situation is unfortunately one big joke. [See: “Brogramming” / Modern variations include: “Brahgramming”]
As of today, 1/3 of the applicants we’ve accepted and signed on have been women including a few female founders.
By Sarah Milstein (Organizer, Ignite: Lean Startup)
Join us for an evening of Lean Startup talks with a twist. Each brave presenter gets five minutes and 20 slides — which advance automatically every 15 seconds. Fast-paced, thought-provoking and social, this Ignite features presentations from in-the-trenches entrepreneurs ready to share their lessons learned.
The evening’s slate for Ignite SF: Lean Startup Edition –