Thanks everyone for coming out. On the one hand, I was happy to see a lot of first time participants. On the other hand, I was quite surprised to find how many didn't know what a lean startup was.
During the kickoff meeting back in February, we agreed on a ground rule for using these meetups not to regurgitate theory that is already readily accessible online or use these meetups just as a networking event, BUT to deepen our practice and understanding of lean startups . I am considering going back to something I did originally which was to gate new members based on their current knowledge of lean startup/customer development as a way to keep the level of conversation to a certain consistent level. Thoughts?
I believe for people interested in learning about Lean Startup, there are many other resources. I also run the "What is Running Lean?" sessions at TechRanch that you can check out here: http://leanstartup-runninglean.eventbrite.com
(Next one is tomorrow 12-1pm)
Finally, here is a link to the "Documenting your Business Model Hypotheses" presentation I gave yesterday: http://www.ashmaurya.com/2010/08/businessmodelcanvas/
And the IMVU presentation link I promised on scaling problem/solution teams: http://www.slideshare.net/bgdurrett/imvu-but-does-it-scale-from-startup-lessons-learned-conference