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Can We Be Lean In All Stages?

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** $5 cash charge at the door to cover food/space/beverages **

[One Year Anniversary Event]

We have an impressive array of guest speakers to engage us with an interesting insight into staying Lean whether you are a serial entrepreneur, successful organizer, or a leading voice of Lean in a large corporation.

Join us for this exciting event!

Lean Startup Vancouver: Speakers - March 8th, 2012 ( from Jin Lee ( on Vimeo (


Allen Pike (Steam Clock Software) ( | @apike

Allen is a Founder of Steam Clock Software, where he builds products for iOS and the web. He has worked at Apple, taught at SFU, and founded VanJS. Allen will share his experience of starting technical meetups and what makes them succeed.

Jesse Heaslip (Intro-Up ( | @jjheaslip

Jesse will share his real world experience using the MVP process to build Intro-Up, a useful app that is like Rapportive for Meetups. Jesse will discuss how to collect feedback, conduct usability studies and hack interfaces on the way to building an awesome product that people use.

Lawell Kiing (SAP (

Lawell is currently a Senior Director of Engineering at SAP in Vancouver, he will discuss some of the experiences he had in the various organizations and attempt to correlate LEAN and innovation and discuss some factors and examples of what worked and what didn’t, from an organization level down to the team and individual level.

Melissa Ness (Vision Critical ( | @melissaness

Melissa is an Senior Interaction Designer and Usability Specialist at Vision Critical specializing in solving complex business problems in the least intrusive and most beneficial way possible. Melissa will share her Lean UX experience.

Stuart Ashman (Joyent (

Stuart is the Quality Director at Joyent where he is currently engaged in blending some agile and lean approaches and thinking to improve quality and reduce risk. As you would expect with a startup, Joyent is focused on providing value and minimising waste. He will talk about some of the ways in which he attempt to raise the quality bar and avoid waste.


Payroll Hero ( | @PayrollHero

Super Human Capital Management Software. Check out their blog ( that documents the journey the team is on in their goal to launching the hottest Super Human Capital Management tool on the web.

Whistler Water ( | @whistlerwater

Whistler Glacier Water is Canada’s premium bottled water from the utmost pristine Canadian glacial fed source, Place Glacier. Award winning ‘Mountain Bottle’ design is now biodegradable.

** $5 cash charge at the door to cover food/space/beverages **