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 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
744 N Wells, Chicago, IL
Come hear the Lean Startup Circle's Todd Wyder discuss his over 20 years of experience in building lean startups and the reasons why those tools are so effective.
Derin A. (Co-Organizer)
January 21 · 5:30 PM
Lean Startups in Action - A Panel of Entrepreneurs Using Lean Principles
Join us as we re-ignite the Chicago Lean Startup Circle!We’re kicking 2016 off with a program designed to give you an overview of Lean Startup principles featuring a... Learn more
Dec 10, 2015 · 6:30 PM
From Running Lean to Scaling Lean Talk by Ash Maurya
Learn How to Define, Measure, and Achieve What Everyone Wants - AKA Traction (and get a copy of Ash Maurya's next book: Scaling Lean)
REGISTRATION LINK: https:... Learn more
May 21, 2015 · 5:30 PM
Lean Startup Financing Food Chain
Have you ever struggled to find potential investors and wondered why you can’t get a meeting or don’t get an opportunity to pitch your idea? This month’s Meetup will... Learn more
Apr 22, 2015 · 6:00 PM
Higi: From Idea to 10,000 Retail Health Kiosks in 3 years
How do you get from startup to over 10,000 retail health kiosks and over 90,000 diagnostic tests per day in 3 years? How do you deal with retailers, consumers, and the... Learn more
Mar 19, 2015 · 6:00 PM
Earlyvangelists and the Metrics that Matter: Lean Startup in Healthcare
Join us at Matter, the new healthcare innovation hub down the hall from 1871 to learn about two critical startup success factors for healthcare startups: ... Learn more
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