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The Agile Startup: Quick & Dirty Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know

  • Oct 25, 2013 · 8:15 AM
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The Agile Startup: Quick & Dirty Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Our speaker, Matt Richter-Sand has an extensive background in technology and entrepreneurship. After graduating from Tulane University with degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Political Science, he joined the U.S. Air Force as a Communications Officer. While stationed at Edwards Air Force Base in California, Matt was responsible for all core IT services.

After a brief stint in Corporate America, Matt decided to pursue his passion for entrepreneurship full time. Since then, he has consulted with entrepreneurs, invested in early-stage companies at two Los Angeles-based investment firms, and started three companies of his own. Of the three companies, one was a “lesson learned,” one was successfully sold, and he’s in the early stages of building the third. In addition, he actively advises and consults with early-stage companies.

Matt earned a Masters in Business Administration from UCLA Anderson School of Management, and teaches courses in entrepreneurship at UCLA Extension.

Matt’s new book, “The Agile Startup: Quick and Dirty Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know” is available on Amazon:

“The Agile Startup: Quick and Dirty Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know”  is an inspiring and impactful compilation of the most important lessons of entrepreneurship

The tools of a digital age make it easier than ever to start a new business. And with billion-dollar IPOs and acquisitions making weekly headlines, the potential rewards are enormous. But even with all of the advantages and resources that today's entrepreneurs have access to, the likelihood of any one business succeeding is slim. That's why you need the simple, clear lessons found in The Agile Startup.

Engaging and informative, The Agile Startup doesn't offer step-by-step instructions on how to build a better mousetrap. Instead, it shows you how to build companies that continually adapt to the "real" world. Along the way, you'll discover you're not alone in your entrepreneurial endeavors, and that almost every challenge a startup can face has already been faced, and overcome, by someone in the past.

·  Contains lessons culled from decades of creating successful companies, which includes possessing a flexible mindset

·  Provides valuable insights, based on a market-driven philosophy, regarding launching and managing products, businesses, and brands

·  Written by two authors who have a combined sixty-plus years of startup experience and understand the reasons behind their successes and failures

·  A companion Website contains supplementary material that allows you to learn in a hands-on fashion long after closing the book

The journey of a startup is daunting. Think about everything that has to be overcome and you'll quickly see that the odds are stacked heavily against you. But with The Agile Startup as your guide, you'll learn exactly what it takes to succeed in your entrepreneurial endeavors.

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  • Ruihua F.


    October 25, 2013

  • Loren T.

    Could someone post the info about the Open House at 117 E Colorado? What, when? Thanks!

    October 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Loren, this is their address: 117 East Colorado Boulevard #300 Pasadena, CA. The open house party starts at 4pm (in 12 minutes).

      1 · October 25, 2013

    • Loren T.

      Thanks! What an amazing place!

      October 25, 2013

  • Arik C.

    Great speaker. Very practical and relevant.

    October 25, 2013

  • Loren T.

    Good topic, great speaker!

    October 25, 2013

  • Kevin H.

    Best parking?

    October 25, 2013

    • Sonya

      If you come down Fair Oaks. Turn left on Green. You'll see a parking structure on your left. When you park, head towards Raymond street and Green.

      October 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sonya thanks so much for helping answer the question about parking, much appreciate it! Also great to see you, thanks for coming today! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

      1 · October 25, 2013

  • Richard

    You're batting 1000 with your speaker lineup, Sophia. Matt was great - useful information, well presented. Looking forward to reading his book.

    1 · October 25, 2013

  • Ali A.

    It was outstanding! The speaker offered some unique insights that were totally relevant to this audience.

    2 · October 25, 2013

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