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(Friday April 19th: 5:45 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday April 20th: 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday April 21st: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm)
What is the Lean Startup Machine?
Lean Startup Machine is a three-day workshop where you will learn how to apply Lean Startup methodologies to build things customers love paying for! No matter where you are in the process, we’ll show you a step-by-step process to develop a product that customers actually want. There will be fireside talks, FOOD for all three days, and loads of fun!
Who is this event for?
People with ideas: If you're someone that has ideas and want to check if your idea has business potential, then Lean Startup Machine is for you! Lean Startup is about finding a viable business model, its about creating disruptive products, and most importantly its about building products that people actually want to use.
Early Entrepreneurs: Any startup team that does not have Product/Market Fit, or any aspiring founder, innovator, or early startup employee that wants to learn Lean Startup methodologies from the ground up.
Want to startup, but don't know how? No problem, just come over. You'll have 50 seconds to give your elevator pitch at the kickoff. After voting, if your idea gets selected you will be able to form a team and start working.
No co-founders? No problem. You'll meet many talented and smart people and have the opportunity to hear their new startup ideas.
Lean Startup is about finding a viable business model, its about creating disruptive products, and most importantly its about building products that people actually want to use. Many startups fail because they are building products that no one wants to use. Entrepreneurship and success can be learned and attained with the right approach. This is more than just a workshop, it's a life-changing experience. 4,000 entrepreneurs, over 3.2MM USD in funding, and 6 continents later this will be the very first Lean Startup Machine in India.
Lean Startup Machine is NOT just for Tech Startups - it's for anyone with an idea!
What Lean Startup Machine is NOT:
Lean Startup Machine is NOT a hackathon. It's NOT a coding session. It's NOT a conference where people come to hear other people talk - it's all about learning action packed strategies, and working with other smart people to validate your startup ideas over the 3-day workshop. It's a place where you're going to be constantly pushed out of your comfort zone.
When is it?
April 19 (Fri), 20 (Sat) & 21 (Sun)
The Lean Startup Methodology is a radically new way of thinking about a startup that will change your life no matter what project you work on from here on out. Sign up now and learn the skill that thousands of other successful entrepreneurs have learned!
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What is Lean Startup?
“Lean Startup” is a term coined by Eric Ries while an Advisor to the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins. It’s based on the new management processes he employed while Chief Technology Officer at IMVU, one of Silicon Valley’s most successful startups.
What is Customer Development?
“Customer Development” is a process pioneered by Steve Blank and written about extensively in Four Steps to the Epiphany. It emphasizes “Getting Out of the Building” for in-person feedback and focusing early product development efforts around early-evangelists. Customer Development is one of the three drivers of the Lean Startup methodology.
Is Lean Startup Machine a hackathon?
No. There is no hacking or coding during Lean Startup Machine. The winner of Lean Startup Machine is judged solely on the amount of validation achieved through applying the Lean Startup process.
What’s the difference between Lean Startup Machine and Startup Weekend?
Lean Startup Machine is a workshop & educational series. Our focus is on teaching founders a process through case studies and hands-on mentoring. Three days is an extremely short amount of time to reliably validate a new product or service concept, yet it’s enough time to get a significant amount done. While Lean Startup Machine and Startup Weekend share the same spirit of experiential learning over a few days, the two events have a different purpose. Some view Lean Startup Machine as the logical pre-cursor to Startup Weekend. See additional thoughts from people who have attended both events here.
Can I participate if I don’t already have a team?
Yes. If you do not have a team we will help you join with other participants and form a new team on the first day of the workshop.
Can I participate if I don’t already have an idea?
Yes. If you do not have an idea you will be able to listen to others pitch their ideas on the first day of the workshop and then join one of their teams.
Can I participate without previous startup or technology experience?
Yes. Lean Startup Machine is designed to be a challenge for both the experienced and inexperienced entrepreneur. Essentially, you will get as much value out of it as the effort you put in.
Do you recommend participants bring an existing idea or start with a new idea?
We recommend all participants to start with a new idea. This way you are completely unencumbered and able to take greater risks. Remember this is a learning experience and your ultimate goal is to walk away with mastery of a skill.
What if I still want to work on an existing idea?
If you still want to work on an existing idea, you must bring at least one co-founder with you to the workshop. You will not be allowed to recruit anyone new to your team for an existing idea (hint: teams that do this end up performing the worst). *Existing ideas are defined by having mockups, prototype, or code already associated with it.
Will I be able to find a developer or designer at Lean Startup Machine?
It is unlikely and also not the point of Lean Startup Machine. Entrepreneurs attend Lean Startup Machine to learn a process for validating new ideas, not to recruit developers or designers. There are many other good places for that.
What do you do to protect intellectual property (IP)?
Everything that happens at Lean Startup Machine is technically in the public domain. However, it is extremely unlikely that an idea will get stolen, and we are firm believers that ideas aren’t worth anything unless you execute on them. In addition, your idea will probably change dramatically over time (actually within the first 24 hours of Lean Startup Machine). The real value is in your ability to execute properly on the Lean Startup process, which is something very few people currently get right.
We strongly encourage everyone who comes to LSM to start fresh with a brand new concept. If you plan to work on an existing project*, bring at least one co-founder with you to the event. If you have existing co-founders and none of them attend, you'll have to work on a new startup idea. But don't worry, you'll still learn valuable skills that you can apply to your own business.
*An existing project is defined as one that already has mockups, prototypes or code associated with it. If that's the case, you cannot recruit others to join you. In the past, we have found that it is too difficult for participants to join a team that already possesses domain knowledge around an existing project.
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Event start date/time, end date/time: Friday, April 19, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 6:30 PM
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