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:

Follow us on Twitter: & #leanstartup

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

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    Jeremiah Dunham
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PDX Lean Startup Circle
Founded Jan 16, 2010

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