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Monthly Lean Startup Event

At the June meeting, Daniel Boen talks about how the legal industry has gotten leaner (for the better) with the new economy. He'll tell us about limited-scope (or “unbundled”) legal services, common-sense legal essentials for creative startups, and how to best protect your company’s intellectual property. All without putting you to sleep. Dan is a business attorney who works with creative businesses, entrepreneurs and arts & entertainment.  He also teaches a course in IP law and economics for the Institute of Production and Recording. 

Next we will have a series of 1-minute pitches from people hoping to form a new team.

Attendees organize into teams, either joining an existing team or forming a new team from the 1-minute pitches. Everyone joins a team.

Each team then develops its problem hypothesis, solution hypothesis and a series of assumptions which are core to the success of the business.

Next, the team creates an MVP, or "Minimum Viable Product." (This will likely be done between events.) The goal of the MVP test is to "Get Out Of the Building," speak with real customers and to collect cash or non-cash currency which serves as validation.

The process promotes a problem-centric approach to business ideation. By continuously validating and invalidating assumptions, teams are forced to pivot their solution (and even problem) toward a true customer pain rather than creating a solution and after-the-fact seeking customers with a problem.

The event culminates with each team sharing its activities, challenges and results.

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  • Eric

    I enjoyed my first visit to this group. I liked the interaction and admired those that stood up to give their one minute pitches.
    I shared with those at my table, that there are 6 successors to the elevator pitch that they may be interested in. Here's a link to them

    June 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another good meetup!

    June 24, 2014

  • Daniel B.

    My first meetup. Great crowd, and very enjoyable exercises. I'll be back for more.

    June 23, 2014

  • Joseph T.

    Nice meeting everyone yesterday! Thanks for hearing my one minute pitch on Buzzcut. Like I mentioned, our goal is to provide extremely simple savings at the places you'll love. If any of you with iPhones would be willing to give it a download and let me know your thoughts and opinions - I'd sure appreciate it. Just search "Buzzcut" in the App Store. Also, please consider following us on social media: @buzzcutmobile on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you like it, please tell your friends! We could use all the support we can get. Thanks :)

    -Joey Taralson
    Twitter: @taralson

    2 · June 22, 2014

  • tim j.

    Good meeting presentation discussion and exercises

    3 · June 21, 2014

  • tim j.

    Good meeting presentation discussion and exercises

    June 21, 2014

  • Dale L.

    Dan did a great job helping understand that legal support does not have to cost a fortune and can save a lot of money and frustration in the long run.

    4 · June 20, 2014

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