Lean Startup for non-Hackers:)

  • October 18, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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  • Diana F.

    Thanks Barry! In the meantime, will keep you posted on our progress:)

    October 17, 2012

  • Barry (.

    Thank you for the explanation. My view of Meetup is that its intended to be a not for profit arrangement. When I see an organizer applying a for profit business model, I don't take part. So I wish you well and success, and feel its appropriate to wait til lean startup meetups operate on that basis.

    October 17, 2012

  • Diana F.

    Hi All, Welcome!!!!!!!!! I apologize for not welcoming each one of you personally to the group sooner- my friend Rob unexpectedly passed, he was in his early 20s, phd Stanford, start-up enthusiast, and it's been rough. RIP Rob!)

    So far, Todd and I are attending the meetup tomorrow. If we don't have a minimum of 5, I will refund Todd's money and we will try again to make the numbers for our next meetup. Will make the decision @midday tomorrow and update you. We will launch when we have a handful of us ready to launch the event. There's no pressure. It will happen:) G. Nite!!

    October 17, 2012

  • Diana F.

    As non-hackers we value each other's time and that's how we are going to succeed in creating a sustainable cultural event that is important to all of us in Palo Alto. Here is a post I found with different opinions about why some people charge for hosting meetups. I don't necessarily agree with all reasoning. http://www.meetup.com/boards/thread/27586902 Sorry you can't make it tomorrow! Hope to see you soon.. Best regards, post 2 of 2

    October 17, 2012

  • Diana F.

    Hi Barry, when did you ask? I am sorry, this is the first message I received! I am a professional, so I charge. I charge for my time to host, organize, food, bring guests, for the space, stationary, and to create a sustainable group. As the group grows, we will get more organizers on-board I am sure, and they will be compensated for their time too. I don't believe in the freemium model of hosting an event - the reality is it is not a sustainable model. My opinion is not shaped based on my personal preferences. My opinion was formed based on two years of collecting oral history and engaging with the founders of the most sustainable businesses and cultural events in Los Angeles (100 years+). This group is not a "topic". It is also not a "let's network freemium therapeutic" session for the ups and downs of a lean startup. It is not a one off event. This group will start with me and will grow to a living breathing entity of its own beyond me. post 1 of 2

    October 17, 2012

  • Barry (.

    Last time, I asked where the $50. fee goes. I did not receive a reply. Please give an accounting for where this money goes. Lean Startups is an essential topic to many first time founders.
    Thank you,
    Barry

    October 17, 2012

  • Diana F.

    Sweet! I think our group is growing at a healthy rate of 17 people per day based on today alone.. if we can only keep it up we can out number the hackers in silicon valley - I am sure of it:) {just wanted to welcome everyone with a little joke}

    September 29, 2012

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