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Lean Startup Weekends Recapped

This is the first of our Lean Startup Weekends RECAPPED!

What does this mean? First of all, it's FREE. Why? Because this time we're not starting up new projects. Instead, we are recapping the 5 businesses we have so far, and making some decisions on where to go from here:

We are inviting team members from all of these projects, and welcome you to join us in helping these businesses grow!

We will have an open discussion about what we have learned thus far from being lean with our projects, covering off where we could have done better, discuss aspects that need improvement and share our experiences. We'll make decisions on which projects should be followed up on and discuss the best strategies for moving forward.

Speakers

In addition to recapping our 5 businesses, we also have a few speakers who will be giving tips on marketing, social media and tech tips for startups! This will be happening on Saturday afternoon.

Traviss Corry (Managing Director, INcubes)

Traviss is a co-founder and the Managing Director of INcubes, one of Canada's leading early-phase internet business accelerators. At INcubes he mentors startup teams towards product launch and the raising of investment capital. Traviss advises ventures on their business development and technical development plans, as well as the due diligence and other process needed to raise venture capital and other seed financing.

Lyndon Johnson (CEO, Think Differently)

Lyndon is the CEO of startup PR and marketing services company THINK DIFFERENT[LY]. He mentors INcubes’ Startup Founders how to use the right PR to deliver the right message to the right audience. Lyndon believes that PR is an essential part of developing the personal brand of Startup founders & the corporate image an early stage company. Lyndon encourages INcubes startup founders to think differently about every aspect of their communications activity. Lyndon is a broadcaster-turned-PR with more than 15 years experience helping businesses to achieve their commercial goals.

Mark Freeman (Editor-In-Chief, Everybody Has A Brain)

Mark is the Editor-in-Chief of Everybody has a Brain, an online community with over 200,000+ followers across Pinterest, Tumblr, YouTube, and Twitter devoted to generating dialogue around proactive approaches to improving and maintaining great mental health.

Yaroslav Tretyakov (Founder, Lean Startup Weekends)

Yaroslav is a developer/entrepreneur with a great passion for technology and business. Over last 6 years he was involved in more than 15 business projects, 2 of which turned out to be significant successful businesses. Yaroslav currently works in Capital IQ, a subdivision of Standard and Poor's, developing a web-based application to automate risk assessment of investment into portfolios consisting of a diverse set of financial instruments.


Everybody is welcome to join our workshop about real-life quick product launching. We're open to hear everybody's input on our achievements, and with your help we hope to extract valuable lessons from what we've done so far. We will also have coffee in the morning, pizza at lunch and lots of networking opportunities!

On Sunday, our existing project teams will work on follow-up steps to the projects we have, and we invite anyone who is interested in joining us to reach out and discuss!

 

For more information about our Lean Startup Weekends, check out www.leanweekends.com.

 

 

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  • Olga G.

    Just put up some photos from the last event. Have a look!

    July 23, 2013

  • Janice

    It was so good to attend Lean Startup Weekend Re-capped and to meet the Team Leaders on Saturday. I was hoping to meet KC Harry to learn more about My Personal Tree-Congrats on the first few trees!
    And, I think I need to buy an Alpha Wall to help me with all my planning..ha ha!
    And, I appreciate the learning garnered from Lyndon Johnson and Mark Freeman; especially valued the info about the social media platforms and their demographics - thanks Mark!
    I could not attend on Sunday to hear your plans for taking the MVP's to the next level! I'm sure it was interesting

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • Mark

    I attend this meeting on Sat. for the full day.
    It was very orgarnized. Strongly recommend others .
    Plenty of Pizza. Also I worked with them 4 hours on Sunday without breaking for lunch. They are really sincere. Validation check process will be crucial step for successful lean company.

    Also very helpful to be concrete owing to sharp pointing by JOE .

    It was unhappy not to finish Sunday together. Mark.

    2 · July 7, 2013

    • Yaroslav

      Thanks for coming! It was great working with you on Sunday, too bad you couldn't stay for the whole Sunday, hope to work with you at our next events!

      July 8, 2013

  • Sarah F.

    Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday for our Lean Startup Weekends Recapped session! We hope that it was helpful for you to hear about the businesses we have started, and to learn about marketing and tech from our speakers. We thank you for your active participation and for all your suggestions. To those who came out Sunday – thank you for your participation and we will be in touch soon to continue working on existing projects.

    Special thanks to INcubes for providing the space, and remember to like our Facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/LeanStartupWeekends ;)

    Hope to see you guys soon at our next event!

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As a first time attendee there was some catching up to do but not a lot. The core group is awesome, talented individual bringing their own skills to the table and very accommodating of noobs like myself.

    2 · July 7, 2013

  • Joel but you can call me J.

    I'm at the door for day 2 but its locked and I see no activity.

    Has day 2 been cancelled?

    July 7, 2013

    • Sarah F.

      70 Peter Street, lower level, first door on the left. See you guys soon!

      July 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      See you soon :D

      July 7, 2013

  • Janice

    Neil and I definitely attending!

    July 6, 2013

  • Muazzam

    just joined the meetup , is it possible to join the session virtually ? it would help a lot of people who cant attend being physically over there !

    July 5, 2013

    • Sarah F.

      Hi Muazzam, currently there is no way to join virtually!

      July 5, 2013

    • Muazzam

      Thanks Sarah.

      July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, I can come on Sat afternoon and Sunday. Look forward to it.

    July 5, 2013

  • Judy

    former vancouverite in the tdot working the marketing world - and eating up life {senior marketing analyst, digital experience at american express} @judyelee

    2 · July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm reading the lean startup and would like to see how it's practiced in reality. Also it's great to meet other entrepreneurs.

    2 · July 1, 2013

  • Taimoor T.

    I just joined the group was not part of the prior meetups. Is it any value for me to attend this meetup?

    June 27, 2013

    • Sarah F.

      Hi Taimoor, We will be discussing the previous projects, what we have learned from the process of starting up a business over a weekend and where we intend to go. We will also have speakers in the afternoon on Saturday. On Sunday, we invite anyone who wants to join us to work on the existing projects and take them to the next level. Stay posted to this page and facebook for updates on the agenda and speakers. :)

      June 27, 2013

  • Sarah F.

    Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the updates on this event! Speakers to be announced today and tomorrow! @leanweekends
    https://www.facebook.com/LeanStartupWeekends

    June 27, 2013

  • Sarah F.

    This just in! We've got speakers coming out for Saturday afternoon. Keep posted to this page for more details!

    June 27, 2013

  • NEIL DE S.

    WE ARE A COMPANY DOING GLOBAL KING COCA PLANTATIONS AS A WAY TO SOLVE GLOBAL POVERTY AND HUNGER. WE ARE ABLE TO ASSIST "MY PERSONAL TREE.COM"

    2 · June 24, 2013

    • Yaroslav

      Looking forward to see you and talk about it, Neil! We have a lot of ideas ourselves about that project that we'd like to share and discuss with you.

      June 24, 2013

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