“ I plan to attend regularly. Great group of motivated people. Having an intro to Len Startup at the beginning of each meeting is great for beginners and to grow the group. I also think that working sessions to review one anothe&#039;s plans may be of value. ”
— Gary O. on Feb 17, 2015.
“ Appreciate Ash Maurya's systematic approach and the opportunity to discuss the interpretation of key metrics as they apply to different types of businesses. These concepts are basic to any initiative and good to review when business is not progressing as it should. My simple takeaway was the statement that "repeatability is prerequisite to scaling"...many companies lose their reputations and momentum by trying to grow before getting key components of their product/service offerings under control. ”
— Pat S. on Jan 21, 2015.
“ Always something to learn from! ”
— Azat (aka ". on Sep 17, 2014.
“ A great group to learn and network with! ”
— Bruce K. on Jun 17, 2014.
“ Really a cool place to learn lot of things ”
— Deepak on Jun 17, 2014.
“ Great group. ”
— Chris C. on Apr 16, 2014.
“ The best smarty party in town. ”
— Ivan C. on Nov 20, 2013.
“ Valuable. ”
— Karen K. on Nov 19, 2013.
“ Seams like a good group people working toward a shared agenda. ”
— Ben P. on Aug 20, 2013.
“ It was my first meeting, but seems like an excellent circle. ”
— Bill P. on Jun 21, 2013.
“ First experience was great. I look forward to more. ”
— bret on Jun 18, 2013.
“ Probably my fave meetup in all of Austin. ”
— Brian P. on Jun 18, 2013.
“ Good networking. The presentation was interactive with the audience sharing ideas/information/insights. Not normal in most Austin networking meetings I've gone to where this is exchanged during small group networking before the meeting, at drinks afterwards, or in meetings during the week. ”
— Bill K. on May 21, 2013.
“ So far so good. ”
— Al L. on Feb 19, 2013.
“ Increasing the likelihood of success for this spike in Entrepreneurship will have LONG lasting impact in so many ways. Thanks Ash ”
— Michael K. on Jan 15, 2013.
“ Great, as usual! ”
— Sebastian on Oct 19, 2012.
“ ALSC is developing a competent community of professionals through regular interaction with all members of the startup community. ”
— Timothy P. on Oct 18, 2012.
“ Worth continuing to integrate into my ventures. In terms of actionable utility, this is continually near or at the top of meetings I attend. ”
— Zach S on Oct 17, 2012.
“ This was my first meeting and I found it worthwhile. I thought it was very generous of sponsor to provide pizza and drinks. All in all, excellent first time. Thanks! ”
— Lee F. on Oct 17, 2012.
“ good and growing ”
— Jeff S. on Oct 16, 2012.
“ Extremely useful. Keep it coming! ”
— Glen on Oct 16, 2012.
“ Engaging and informative as always ”
— Nate on Sep 21, 2012.
“ Keep them coming Spark 59! ”
— Trey on Sep 21, 2012.
“ Love this group. ”
— Shane M. on Jun 13, 2012.
“ Valuable forum for sharing leading trends and connecting w/other like-minded professionals. ”
— Matt W. on Jun 13, 2012.
“ Love it! ”
— Matt B. on Jun 13, 2012.
“ Excellent. ”
— Sara B. on Jun 13, 2012.
“ A really interesting group of budding entrepreneurs. My only gripe, I wish there were more 'old sage' entrepreneurs attending. ”
— Chris L. on Jun 13, 2012.
“ Seems like a great group of people. Wish I got to visit with more of them. Perhaps networking opportunity should be longer. Interesting content. Helps to have read Ash's book first. Would like to have a copy of the presentation. ”
— Scott on Apr 11, 2012.
“ Great group. I enjoyed the open flow of ideas, laid back culture and friendliness of the members. ”
— Dave K. on Feb 29, 2012.
“ It was my first meeting, and I really enjoyed it. I plan to attend on a monthly basis. ”
— Roger L. C. on Nov 9, 2011.
“ I will be back! ”
— Lorin R. on Sep 14, 2011.
“ Getting more and more out of each session I attend. ”
— Don J. on Jun 15, 2011.
“ This group is full of bright-minded individuals who very obviously think deeply about building a product and are willing to challenge one another to question underlying assumptions and provide honest feedback in the interest of stimulating project and customer development. ”
— Drew C. on Jun 15, 2011.
“ This was my first lean meetup but am completely sold on it. Look forward to attending & learning in the future. Well organized and moderated. ”
— Manu on Apr 13, 2011.
“ Always very informative and based on real world experience. ”
— Jason C. on Feb 9, 2011.
“ It was my first meetup and I think it was pretty good. I would say 3.5 Stars ...because it lead to a better focus however it did not open any new and amazing ideas. -t.f. ”
— Ted on Feb 9, 2011.
“ Overall, I was impressed with the quality of the event, and will certainly attend future sessions. ”
— Terry L C. on Jan 13, 2011.
“ If you are a startup and you are about to release a product... you need this. ”
— Ricardo S. on Jan 12, 2011.
“ Thanks for having this group. Looking forward to figuring out how to squeeze more of these meetings into my insane schedule. ”
— Drew A. on Jan 12, 2011.
“ I think its a great meetup with useful information for startups. ”
— Joshua on Jan 12, 2011.
“ Great concept and well timed. With all that brain power in one room and an open environment to share many good things should come of this. ”
— DB on Oct 15, 2010.
“ This is an excellent opportunity to learn and contribute - this looks like a great path for organizations to increase their chances for success ! ”
— Andrew C. on Oct 13, 2010.
“ My first meeting, I'll be back. Second meeting, I'll continue coming. ”
— Jeff T. on Sep 20, 2010.
“ Awesome! Please keep up the great work! ”
— Steve T. on Sep 15, 2010.
“ Great resource for local entrepreneurs. ”
— Jordan M. on Sep 15, 2010.
“ Good group and interesting conversations. ”
— Terry M. on Aug 11, 2010.
“ This is a good group and I think I can learn a lot from the experience in the group. I plan on continuing to attend and hopefully contribute more in future meetings. ”
— Clint E. on Jul 14, 2010.
“ If any one plans to start a business, particularly in technology, this is a necessary step. ”
— Pandora P. on May 19, 2010.
“ This group is good for idea validation and crticism. ”
— Andrew D. on May 18, 2010.
“ Anyone involved in the risky startup world needs fast, condensed and useful education--learn the best techniques and practices to get to production and testing equally fast. You need to prove, most of all, the viability of the new business model you are introducing. Capital is now chasing the deals who have already validated and tested their products with actual market deployments and a growing customer base. This should be achievable with relatively small capital outlays. The bigger $$ are needed to scale and grow wisely-- and continue to adapt and make minor course adjustments as new problems or opportunities arise. Michael Walsh [masked] ”
— Michael W. on Apr 24, 2010.
“ If you're an entrepreneur or work in start-ups, this is a great group to learn a very effective (IMO) methodology. The networking opportunities are a bonus. ”
— Christian P. on Mar 16, 2010.
“ If you are interested in meeting like minded people with a drive for doing their own thing, this is the right place to mingle. ”
— Amar R. on Mar 16, 2010.
“ To share and learn. To make Austin rise from having "2 of the 10 top startups" in recent WSJ coverage to more. To extend that California entrepreneurial energy and success more pervasively throughout our area. To become what we know we can be in the US and global maps. ”
— Melissa S. on Mar 15, 2010.
“ To challenge everything you thought you knew about business development. ”
— Doug T. on Feb 3, 2010.