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.
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.