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April BeyondAgile: Lean Startups Demystified

Lean Startups Demystified

Everybody is talking about Lean Startups. And, it's hard to tell the signal from the noise. It turns out that the signals are familiar to those who've been developing software for awhile, and that understanding a few simple concepts can help separate the signal from the noise.


Steve ShaperoSteve is a strategic, business-savvy technologist responsible for client delivery across all accounts at Substantial. After graduating with distinction from McGill University in Montréal, Steve earned his stripes in the dot-com heyday of Silicon Alley NYC in the 1990s.

He worked as a senior technologist at in the third-party merchant space, working on two of the top three most used applications on Amazon’s merchant platform. While at Amazon he developed the next generation order management and fulfillment tool for merchants, recovering over $50 million annually in reduced chargeback fees.

Steve consulted in NYC with Intersect, working with clients such as Liz Claiborne, Jil Sander, and Chilewich. Following that he started, an mp3 EDM download store.

Event Agenda

6:30 - Networking and food (brought to you by Marchex)
7:00 - Meeting begins
7:00 - Announcements

    • Jobs sought/offered
    • General announcements
    • Sponsor acknowledgements

7:10 – Main Program: Lean Startups Demystified
8:30 - Meeting ends, we clean up

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  • Jeff S.

    I mentioned a half dozen events upcoming at the meeting last night. They are all listed on the SeaSPIN LinkedIn group at if you want the details. I try to include events from a lot of groups... If you want to check out SeaSPIN specifically, that site is

    April 25, 2013

  • Dawn

    Educational and Inspiring.

    April 25, 2013

  • Steve H.

    Steve Shapero did a great job relating lean startup to the agile world. Very informative and entertaining.

    April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    had to go out of town to a client so will not make it

    April 23, 2013

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