3:00 - 3:05 - Welcome & thanks to sponsors
3:05 - 3:10 - Attendee Introductions
3:10 - 3:30 - Main Speaker - Karl Becker (http://www.linkedin.com/in/karlmbecker/) (@karlbecker_com (http://twitter.com/karlbecker_com)) is President and Founder of KB Productions, LLC (http://karlbecker.com), since 1994, and is co-founder and CTO of Third Iron, LLC (http://thirdiron.com), since its creation in 2011. Karl has consulted for non-profits, state government, and private industry, covering the entire software lifecycle for web sites, desktop software, and mobile apps. Car Care, his first iPhone app, garnered praise from Macworld, Edmunds, and The New York Times. Since 2011, Karl has focused his development on BrowZine, an iOS and Android app enabling researchers to easily stay informed of the latest developments in their field. BrowZine is in use around the globe at many of the world's premier research facilities, offering content across all academic disciplines. When not coding or playing businessman, Karl enjoys running, singing, and traveling.
3:30 - 3:40 - Speaker Q&A
3:40 - 3:45 - One Minute Pitches from Attendees
For (target customer), who has (customer need), (product name) is a (market category) that (key benefit). Unlike (competing product), (product name) (unique differentiator).
At the end, mention where you are in the startup process (idea, post launch, mature) and what you need - (developers, testers, customers, marketing support, etc)
3:45 - 4:15 - Group Activity - Startup Weekend Lessons Learned
We split up into groups of 4-6 and work together on a lean startup related activity.
4:15 - 4:20 - Feedback on group activity
4:20 - 4:30 - Wrap-up and prize drawing
4:30 - 5:00 - Socialize / Continue group activity
The monthly meeting kicks off with a short talk from Karl Becker (http://www.linkedin.com/in/karlmbecker/), President and Founder of KB Productions, LLC (http://karlbecker.com/).
Next we will have a series of 1-minute pitches from attendees. Be sure to mention where you are in the startup process and what you need.
For the group activity, attendees organize into teams, and works on a lean startup related activity. The activity is different every month.
The Lean Startup activity will help promotes a problem-centric approach to business ideation. By continuously validating and invalidating assumptions, teams are forced to pivot their solution (and even problem) toward a true customer pain rather than creating a solution and after-the-fact seeking customers with a problem.