The Portland, Oregon Lean Startup Circle Meetup.

“A startup is an organization formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model.”

"A startup is a human institution designed to deliver a product or service in conditions of extreme uncertainty" (Eric Ries)

The number one reason that Startups fail is lack of customers (~90%), not product development failure (~10%). The Lean Startup is an approach that attempts to acknowledge this and create startup success.

We are PDX startup entrepreneurs who are passionate about developing customers and markets for our products in a disciplined, iterative, and measured way.

We are not a general entrepreneurship or professional meeting group.

We share our thoughts and experiences with the application of Customer Development, Lean Thinking, Lean/Agile Software Development, Open Source Software, and Cloud Computing as it applies to startups and new products.

Inspired by:
San Francisco, CA Lean Startup Circle:
Eric Ries:
Steve Blank:
Venture Hacks:

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Note: The Lean Startup is a trademark and service mark owned by Eric Ries

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  • New Member
    Collin S. Ferguson Collin S. Ferguson joined
    6 days ago
    Collin S. Ferguson
    "I am an Independent Associate with Legalshield and I have a start up equipment lease brokerage business. I have a goal of increasing the success of start ups with my services."
  • New Member
    Andrew Cowley Andrew Cowley joined
    April 8
    Andrew Cowley
    "Just moved here from Salt Lake City. Interested in networking and immersing myself in the local PDX tech scene."
  • New RSVP
    bobby bobby­ RSVPed Yes­ for Customer development­­
    April 7
  • New Member
    bobby bobby­ joined
    April 7
    "Software engineer with 9 years of experience. Expertise in mobile and multimedia development."
  • New Member
    Travis Spanu Travis Spanu joined
    April 6
    Travis Spanu
    "I am an aspiring entrepreneur working on a solo project. I'm looking to make contacts for advice and networking."
  • New Member
    Swapna Swapna­ joined
    April 5
    "Lean advocate"
  • New Member
    Julie Anne Reda Julie Anne Reda joined
    April 2
    Julie Anne Reda
    "Product Strategy - answers the question for what's next..."
  • New Member
    Seeger Seeger­ joined
    March 31
    "Software dev., currently working on mobile games."
  • New Member
    Michael Michael­ joined
    March 30
    "I'm building a web app that I've been kicking around in my head for years. I need inspiration."
  • New RSVP
    Darren Lute Darren Lute RSVPed Yes­ for Customer development­­
    March 26
    Darren Lute
PDX Lean Startup Circle
Founded Jan 16, 2010

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