It's been a long time coming but it's time to start PDX Lean Circle off again with a bang. We convinced Brant Cooper and Patrick Vlaskovitz to come up to Portland to do a hands-on workshop around the concepts in their new book The Lean Entrepreneur.
6:00-7:30: The Lean Entrepreneur Presentation/Workshop with Brant & Patrick
7:30- 8:00: Q&A
The Lean Entrepreneur Presentation/Workshop with Brant & Patrick
Brant & Patrick will share a sneak peak of the new tools (market segmentation, value stream discovery + more) and case studies in the book.
How to develop rock solid market segments and why they're key to success.
How to document assumptions around business activities, expected customer behavior, and actionable metrics.
How to develop a road map of customer interaction and experimentation to validate your business model.
The Innovation Spectrum
You need to buy a book to get in.
Brant and Patrick are traveling up here from SoCal on their own dime so they've asked that everyone in attendance be a proud owner of their new book. Please purchase a book ahead of time and bring printed proof of show it on your phone.
Here's some quotes about their book from some folks you might recognize:
"The Lean Entrepreneur is a powerful collection of case studies with hard-nosed actionable advice that moves the needle.
“A startup is an organization formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model.” (Steve Blank)
"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 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.