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Lean Startup for Mission Focused Startups: Learnmetrics and Meal Sharing

  • Feb 20, 2014 · 6:00 PM

Can you use Lean Startup principles to address today's biggest societal and environmental problems?  The last two years, we've been working with Impact Engine, the Chicago accelerator to find out.  

Impact Engine just graduated it's second class of mission focused for-profit startups, most of them using lean startup principles to make rapid progress in a very short time.  

Two of the founders from this year's class, Julian Miller from Learnmetrics and Jay Savsani from Meal Sharing, join us this month to share how their business models evolved using rapid hypothesis testing over the 16 weeks of Impact Engine.  

Here's more on both startups:

Learnmetrics develops applications that break educational data sets free from silos to help educators discover trends, explore patterns, and communicate insights faster and easier than ever before, helping all children reach their potential.

Meal Sharing enables travelers and locals to connect with each other over home-cooked meals. The online application builds community, promotes cultural exchange, and encourages people to live healthier lives through the delicious world of food.

Earlybird Tickets:  $20 through February 15th

Regular price tickets: $25 through February 19th

After February 19th admission will be $30 per person


6:00 PM to 6:50 PM - Networking over beer and pizza

6:50 PM to 7:00 PM - Announcements

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Speaker and Q&A

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks...great presentations

    February 21, 2014

  • Mary D.

    Enjoyed both presentations and interaction from attendees.

    February 21, 2014

  • Kurt Robert R.

    There wasn't enough pizza :(

    2 · February 20, 2014

  • blakeArt

    Great topics - not nearly enough pizza.

    February 20, 2014

  • Mickey M.

    Replay would be great due to inclement weather.

    February 20, 2014

  • Monal P.

    What's the best parking around the plaza?

    January 30, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Monal - try SpotHero - I used them recently to get reserved parking a block away for $12! Great experience plus it helps another local startup.

      February 13, 2014

    • blakeArt

      There's also a garage behind the mart w an evening rate.. Hubbard & Orleans

      February 20, 2014

  • Mickey M.

    Any recording or WebEx for this event?

    February 20, 2014

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