Christian knows the secrets to Customer you?

Who is your customer?  Do you have more than one customer?  Do you have internal and external customers?  Are those you call customers really part of your go-to-market channel?  How do you define and reach each customer segment?  And on and on and on...Customer Development is complex and core to any business.  Christian Gammill is and expert in Customer Development and he as agreed to share his years of insights with you.


About Christian Gammill

"I used to be a chemist - then a strategist - now a startup guy. 

My passion is building things. I see pain and I want to solve it. I did that by building data products as a chemist, as a corporate strategist and now as a software entrepreneur. I've been apart of a handful of successful exits and a few wipeouts. It's all made me a better builder.

I believe in the Customer Development and Lean Startup methodologies of product development and startup building. I have my own twist that blends my experience at a variety of stages of development - bootstrapped, angel funded, venture backed and corporate run.

I've spent the last year digging into HTML[5], PHP, MySQL, JS, GitHub, StackOverflow, AWS, iOS & Android - enough to be a better product leader. I've done a few Git commits myself ; )

I've spoken at MIT, Michigan, Harvard & UCLA events and conferences from SF to Lisbon. 

I'm here to help..."

Customer Development, Lean Method, MVP, User Experience / UX, Product Development, Product Management, Product Marketing, Product Strategy, Go To Market Strategy, Marketing Strategy, Positioning, Market Intelligence, Startups, Strategy Consulting, Brand Strategy, Data Analytics, etc..

Product Manager: JumpTime (acq. by OpenX)
Co-Founder & President: SocialGuides
Co-Founder & Advisor: feedtrace (acq. by Rollup Media) 
AdvisorLead: Formix (acq. by CallidusCloud)
Strategy Consultant: X PRIZE Foundation


Snacks and drinks will be served.


7:00-7:15- Check In & Networking
7:15-7:30 Welcome Activity 
7:30-8:30- Speaker Presentation  
8:30-9:00- Questions & Networking

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  • Lou L.

    Here are the slides:­

    1 · June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Management is about doing things right;
    Leadership is about doing the right things.
    I like the approach of focusing on the "Human" pain points, the rest will follow

    June 13, 2013

  • christian g.

    This article nails it and is exactly in line with the first slide in the deck - "Don't build for 'targets', build for humans"­

    2 · June 13, 2013

    • Michael S.

      Humans are very fickle and flaky animals. That is why you must pay attention and use good techniques if you are looking for the truth.

      2 · June 13, 2013

  • Jeff C.

    Christian delivered in a big way. Shut up and do...!!

    love it.

    June 13, 2013

  • Tony T-Bone C.

    Good evening of learning about Customer Development. Big take home: "I am doing this, do you want to come along"

    June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent presentation! I always learn something valuable at FastStart.Events!

    June 12, 2013

  • christian g.

    Thanks for having me. I really enjoyed the evening.

    2 · June 12, 2013

  • Vinh

    Enjoyed the knowledge shared by people who have done it!

    June 12, 2013

  • Dennis C.

    Christian knows and Christian shared. Thanks to the FastStart Team for once again, delivering pragmatic real life, applicable content via seasoned entrepreneurs that have built stuff. Looking forward to the next one. Btw, for those interested in seeing & touching Google Glass before anyone else, and witnessing live demos, first hand feedback on user experience, learning about the various apps being developed for it, here's an OC exclusive for you. . .­ Hope to see you there.

    June 12, 2013

  • Vince T.

    Very informative

    June 12, 2013

  • Ross B.

    Thank you for the presentation Chris! It was very informative!

    June 12, 2013

  • Eric H.

    I will be first meet-up.

    June 10, 2013

  • Greg

    Would like to join you. Looks like I will be in the OC on Wednesday.

    June 10, 2013

    • Michael S.

      That is awesome Greg. See you then.

      June 10, 2013

    • Greg

      See you soon!

      June 10, 2013

  • Labinot b.

    Founder and CEO at Solaborate

    June 10, 2013

  • Kelsey O.

    I'm not sure if this event is actually full, but if it isn't please email me at [masked]
    Thank you!

    June 9, 2013

  • Rhett K.

    Hope to make this one. Class is over : ) Rhett, UI/UX

    June 8, 2013

  • Jeff C.

    critical..and should be awesome

    May 22, 2013

  • Stefan N.

    Sorry. I have a conflict.

    May 21, 2013

  • Rhett K.

    Can't make this one.  Too much class work.  Have fun everyone. Rhett, UI/UX

    May 20, 2013

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