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Lean Startup Regulars: Getting On with Customer Development!
This "Getting On" meeting is for founders (and potential founders) who understand the Lean Startup with Customer Development approach (and have preferably attended one of the "Getting Started" meetings). It's about supporting founders taking a Lean Startup with Customer Development approach for their startups. Hello Perth Founders and Friends (aka Perth Starters), Have you got a great startup idea? Or have you already started a new business and it's not going so well? Don't waste any more time or money on building an app or product, getting PR, or even marketing. Come along to Lean Startup Perth and we'll help you find a successful business! Customer Development is the Lean Startup process to organise the search for a business model. The core process behind Customer Development consists of using the hypothesis-build-measure-learn loop to find and validate a scalable, repeatable and viable business model. If you can, before you come along to the meeting, download and complete (as best you can) this Business Model Canvas ( If you would like some guidance answer the questions in this document ( and then transfer your answers to this canvas ( If you've had a go at that, or even if you haven't, come along to this Lean Startup Perth meeting and share what you've done or just your startup idea, get some assistance, and learn more about the Business Model Canvas and Lean Startup with Customer Development. All welcome and all the best for success! Cheers, Ashley. Organiser, Lean Startup Perth P.S. If you have a startup idea (or event better, a business model canvas) that you would like the group to "workshop" it in an informal discussion mode for one session, then please drop me a note and we can discuss that. It's a great way to take a big step forward with your startup.

Summit Nepalese Restaurant and Cafe,

81 Mends Street · Perth

What we're about

Lean Startup Perth is a weekly informal meeting for anyone interested in learning more about Lean Startup (Eric Ries) and Customer Development (Steve Blank). We discuss issues facing startups, chapters from relevant books and, in particular, how the concepts and practices may apply to our startups. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Whilst we focus on tech startups and founders are our target audience you don't have to be a founder or involved with a startup to come along. All you need to be is interested in learning about Lean Startup and Customer Development. We also ask that regular participants take turns in leading the discussion of a chapter or a special topic.

Please be clear though that this group is not for just starting a businesses. Startups are defined by their uncertainty (some aspect of their business model has never been used before) and often (but not always) a huge growth potential. As Steve Blank says "are temporary organisations searching for a repeatable and scalable business model."

A Lean Startup's approach is to hypothesise, build, measure, and learn as fast as possible to reduce this uncertainty and risk, to validate (or not) hypotheses about the product/service and business model. This differs from the traditional approach to startups that usually involves building something and hoping customers will come.

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