The Chicago Lean Startup Circle is a group of smart and driven high-tech entrepreneurs that have learned how to discover customers and build products they want.
Lean Startups (which can include for profit and not for profit organizations, new product/innovation organizations within larger companies and even government agencies) achieve success faster than most because they get out of the building to talk to customers, validate business model assumptions as quickly and cheaply as possible, use agile development to decrease time to market and leverage continuous deployment to learn as fast as possible.
Our mission attracts the brightest entrepreneurs in the Midwest and beyond and help them reduce risk and find a path to success. Our guest speakers like Eric Ries, Mike Evans, Brant Cooper, Patrick Vlaskovits and Troy Henikoff share their stories and techniques so we can all learn from each other.
Most of our previous events are recorded; you can find videos and slides from our events here.
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* The Lean Startup is a trademark and service mark owned by Eric Ries. *
The Chicago Lean Startup Circle is directed by Bernhard Kappe and Todd Wyder. Bernhard and Todd are the president and CEO of Pathfinder Software, where they specialize in Enterprise Innovation and medical software development.
Chicago Entrepreneurs Sharing Lessons Learned
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL
Join us for a talk on Growth Hacking for Lean Startups. Todd Wyder will explain methods, metrics, tips, and tricks to increase user engagement, get more customers, lower...
Derin A. (Assistant Organizer)
December 17, 2014 · 6:00 PM
Post Prohibition Chicago: Alcohol and Lean Startups
Beer and Distilled Spirits Startups are thriving in Chicago. For the second year running, we're assembling the best and tastiest alcoholic beverage startups in the... Learn more
November 13, 2014 · 6:00 PM
Kickstarter Success Stories - Tips and Tricks to Maximize Your Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding is all the rage these days. But with so many people trying to access the market, how is your concept going to stand out? Come join us on November 13th at... Learn more
October 24, 2014 · 3:00 PM
The Lean Brand with Special Guest Brant Cooper
Are you an entrepreneur or brand manager interested in building validated, passionate relationships with an audience? Are you wanting to quickly and inexpensively take... Learn more
October 16, 2014 · 6:00 PM
Chicago Lean Startup Challenge Finals - From Idea to Revenue in 12 Weeks
Who will win the 2014 Chicago Lean Startup Challenge?
12 Weeks, 52 startups, thousands of customer interviews, hundreds of pivots, and a lot of fast learning. Now it's... Learn more
September 25, 2014 · 12:00 PM
Lean Startup 101 (Free Webinar)
Join Janice Fraser and Sarah Milstein for Lean Startup 101, in which they’ll explain the terminology of Lean Startup (What’s an MVP? What’s customer development?) and... Learn more
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