Ignite: Lean Startup (NYC) is sponsored by the NYC Lean Startup Meetup and is generously being hosted by Pivotal Labs (841 Broadway) the evening of Wednesday, June 22nd (6:30-10:00 PM).
Ignite is a fast-paced presentation style that gives tech entrepreneurs the opportunity to share lessons learned with a room full of drunk entrepreneurs. But there's a catch: presentations are limited to exactly five minutes and twenty slides--and those slides advance automatically every 15 seconds. Click here for some examples.
Like running a startup, giving an Ignite presentation is a harrowing experience that feels great to have done and garners you lots of admirers. Presenters will deliver primarily lean startup-themed presentations: case studies, tips and flame-out stories that other people can learn from.
Featuring: Top-Shelf Open Bar, Sandwiches, DJ and more, all for the cost of admission ($20). Tom Richter and Brandon Bramhall of The Beagle and The John Dory will be on hand to make some incredible cocktails.
Current roster includes:
Eric Ries, The Lean Startup. @ericries
Tilting at Windmills and the Search for the Next Billion $ Lean Startup
Phineas Barnes, Principal, First Round Capital. @phineasb
How I Got Screwed by Barbara Walters
Nate Berkopec, Product @ Angelsoft. @nateberkopec
99 problems and the Bits ain't one
Farrah Bostic, VP/Group Planning Director, Digitas. @farrahbostic
Darwinism of Lean
Kelley Boyd, Founding Principal, Think Experience. @msksboyd
Taken Out Back and Shot
Giff Constable, Head Executioner, Aprizi.com. @giffconstable
How to 'Do' Lean UX in 5 Easy Steps
Jeff Gothelf, Director of UX, TheLadders.com. @jboogie
Respect the Pivot
Andres Glusman, VP Strategy & Community, Meetup. @glusman
I <heart> Ugly
Lane Halley, Program Director, LUXr NYC. @thinknow
Great Founders Steal
San Kim, Founder and CEO, EaselLearning.com. @sankim
Test then Tech
Brittany Laughlin, Co-Founder, GTrot.com. @br_ttany
Steven Liu, Chief Scrambling Officer, Lean Startup Machine. @stevesdrop
18 MVP's That Require No Code
Trevor Owens, Co-Founder and CEO, Lean Startup Machine. @to2
Traffic Whoring Isn't All Bad
Rachel Sklar, Founding Editor, Mediaite; Advisor at Hashable; Founder, ChangeTheRatio. @rachelsklar
How to Pivot in 3 Days
Vin Vacanti, Co-Founder and CEO, Yipit.com. @vacanti
Event Hashtag: #LeanIgnite
Questions: [masked], or tweet @ryanmaccarrigan
Any leftover proceeds from the event will be re-invested into making future events even more kick-ass than this one.
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