• FREE: The Product and Innovation Unconference - June 2019

    This month we've decided to make the event free for anybody registering more than three days before the event. If you've been wanting to check out the event or haven't come in a while, this would be a great month to register early and attend! *** Overview: The Product and Innovation Unconference brings together product development, technology, and business professionals from many different disciplines to teach and learn from each other in an impromptu conference format. *** Important: You must register here (RSVPing on Meetup is not sufficient): http://bit.ly/2IO7t38 *** Who typically attends? Attendees include anyone involved in creating new technology products and innovations! Many of our attendees are: • Product Managers / Product Owners • Startup Founders • Designers (UI, UX, Communication) • User Researchers • Marketers (Growth, Product, Brand) • Sales professionals • Customer Success professionals • People involved in innovation projects • Consultants and Coaches • Students *** Details: Each month members share their knowledge in open spaces. Sessions are proposed by attendees at the start of the event and there are no pre-set topics. The unconference typically has 3 concurrent tracks and there is always something for everyone. The vast majority of the sessions are in "round-table" format, meaning that they are a discussion amongst everybody in the room. But, some people come in with a short presentation or workshop that they offer as a session. Anyone can propose a session to: • Share their knowledge • Ask for help • Discuss a topic NO SOLICITATIONS! *** Example Sessions from Past Events: • Laura Klein, author of UX for Lean Startups - Q&A • David Bland, Founder at Precoil - What do I do with this customer development data? • Gagan Biyani & Morgan Springer, founders of Sprig - Q&A • Jez Humble, author of Lean Enterprise - Q&A • Alex Cowan, author of Starting a Tech Business - Storyboarding • Mair Dundon, UX Facilitator at QuietAction - Self Persona Workshop • Jacob Esparza, CEO of Making Friends - Lessons Learned from Steve Blank's Lean Launch Pad *** Schedule: • 6:00 pm - Doors open for food, beer & networking • 6:30 pm - Begin the UnConference! • 6:45 pm - UnConference session 1 • 7:15 pm - UnConference session 2 • 7:45 pm - UnConference session 3 *** How much does it cost? • Registration is free if you get a regular ticket (ends on 6/22) • $20 if you get a late-bird ticket *** Is there food? Drinks? Beer? Beer (if you're 21 or older) and pizza is included thanks to the price tag. If we get a generous sponsor, we'll upgrade and get some better food! *** Hey! Wasn't this called the Lean Startup Circle Unconference previously? Yes! Historically, this event was known as the Lean Startup Circle Unconference. In order to broaden the conversation and diversify the attendee base, we've decided to not merely focus the event on startups or exclusively on the topic of The Lean Startup, a popular business book that spearheaded a large movement in the world of business and product development. *** I can't make this event, how can I get on your mailing list? Sign up here: http://bit.ly/tpiu-email *** Registration: You can register here at this link: http://bit.ly/2IO7t38

  • Pitch Practice SF (July 2019)

    San Francisco

    ** We're cross promoting this event for the San Francisco Startup Events - https://www.meetup.com/sf-startup-events/ ** Are you gearing up to raise money or maybe you’re actively raising money and you just want more practice and feedback with your pitch? Perhaps you want to know how to explain your business to investors more clearly. Or maybe you want to participate in a pitch competition but you aren’t confident about your pitch. San Francisco Startups is hosting a monthly Pitch Practice event where founders can practice their pitch in front of angel investors and entrepreneurs. ** Important: You must register for this event here: http://bit.ly/30Ez2mc ** How does it work? 1) When you walk in, you’ll register to pitch. There will be a maximum of 10 slots, which will be first come first serve at check in. 2) You will get 3 minutes to pitch your idea or startup. You can have a slide deck for your presentation. 3) Our panel of startup founders and/or investors will provide you with 3-5 minutes of feedback and tips to improve your pitch. ** Rules: • No promotional pitches. We will immediately stop you and ask you to step off stage if it turns promotional. This is for feedback from peers, not to sell to people. • The timer will be a strict cutoff, so make sure you practice and that your pitch fits in to 3 minutes before you arrive • If you’re on the panel, be nice, but honest. All pitch feedback should be constructive, but not hurtful. • If you’re a founder, don’t be sensitive. All pitch feedback is meant to help you improve, but sometimes honest feedback is not exactly what you expected or wanted to hear. ** Who should join us: • Founders who want to improve their pitch • Founders who want to observe and learn from the process • Investors and founders who want to join our panel and give feedback Join us to pitch, learn, network, and set your entrepreneurial spirit free! Please complete your registration here: http://bit.ly/30Ez2mc

  • FREE: The Product and Innovation Unconference - July 2019

    This month we've decided to make the event free for anybody registering more than three days before the event. If you've been wanting to check out the event or haven't come in a while, this would be a great month to register early and attend! *** Important: You must register here (RSVPing on Meetup is not sufficient): http://bit.ly/2Wc16ht *** Overview: The Product and Innovation Unconference brings together product development, technology, and business professionals from many different disciplines to teach and learn from each other in an impromptu conference format. *** Who typically attends? Attendees include anyone involved in creating new technology products and innovations! Many of our attendees are: • Product Managers / Product Owners • Startup Founders • Designers (UI, UX, Communication) • User Researchers • Marketers (Growth, Product, Brand) • Sales professionals • Customer Success professionals • People involved in innovation projects • Consultants and Coaches • Students *** Details: Each month members share their knowledge in open spaces. Sessions are proposed by attendees at the start of the event and there are no pre-set topics. The unconference typically has 3 concurrent tracks and there is always something for everyone. The vast majority of the sessions are in "round-table" format, meaning that they are a discussion amongst everybody in the room. But, some people come in with a short presentation or workshop that they offer as a session. Anyone can propose a session to: • Share their knowledge • Ask for help • Discuss a topic NO SOLICITATIONS! *** Example Sessions from Past Events: • Laura Klein, author of UX for Lean Startups - Q&A • David Bland, Founder at Precoil - What do I do with this customer development data? • Gagan Biyani & Morgan Springer, founders of Sprig - Q&A • Jez Humble, author of Lean Enterprise - Q&A • Alex Cowan, author of Starting a Tech Business - Storyboarding • Mair Dundon, UX Facilitator at QuietAction - Self Persona Workshop • Jacob Esparza, CEO of Making Friends - Lessons Learned from Steve Blank's Lean Launch Pad *** Schedule: • 6:00 pm - Doors open for food, beer & networking • 6:30 pm - Begin the UnConference! • 6:45 pm - UnConference session 1 • 7:15 pm - UnConference session 2 • 7:45 pm - UnConference session 3 *** How much does it cost? • Registration is free if you get a regular ticket (ends on 7/28) • $20 if you get a late-bird ticket *** Is there food? Drinks? Beer? Beer (if you're 21 or older) and pizza is included thanks to the price tag. If we get a generous sponsor, we'll upgrade and get some better food! *** Hey! Wasn't this called the Lean Startup Circle Unconference previously? Yes! Historically, this event was known as the Lean Startup Circle Unconference. In order to broaden the conversation and diversify the attendee base, we've decided to not merely focus the event on startups or exclusively on the topic of The Lean Startup, a popular business book that spearheaded a large movement in the world of business and product development. *** I can't make this event, how can I get on your mailing list? Sign up here: http://bit.ly/tpiu-email *** Registration: You can register here at this link: http://bit.ly/2Wc16ht