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Share Customer Development Stories & Ideas for Getting Out of the Building

  • Nov 10, 2011 · 7:00 PM
  • 8foldlabs

Customer Development is key to ... well... everything. And yet "getting out of the building" can be daunting, difficult, or just plain confusing. It can also be inspiring, informative, and a whole lot of fun.

Let's share our stories of doing Cust Dev (or trying to do it). Tell us what worked, what didn't work, and what you've learned through the process. Bring your questions and your ideas.

As usual, the evening will include a good amount of mingling time as well as a focused discussion.

This Meetup is open to all who are interested in Lean Startup Principles, whether or not you've participated in an LSM. Feel free to invite new people.

If you feel like reading up on the topic, start here:

What Is Customer Development? (article) by Eric Ries

Four Steps to the Epiphany (book) by Steve Blank

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  • Rumi

    Very lively, honest and interactive discussion. Learned a lot. Cianna, Billy and Mike were great hosts and igniters.

    November 14, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very helpful discussion. Leaders have great experience & insights, and are good facilitators -- they don't dominate, they bring everyone into the discussion.

    November 13, 2011

  • Billy F.

    Another great discussion. Thanks for coming everyone!

    November 13, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I felt I had an opportunity to express my ideas in a comfortable setting. The 2 glasses of red wine helped. Everyone shared real life start-up experiences and challenges and the discussion format gave me a better feel for the people in the room than networking and moving from person to person all evening and staying at a superficial level.
    My start-up juices are flowing because the Lean methodology Steve Blank And Eric Ries shares in their books is very similar to my experiences as a product manager and business consultant.
    My Six Sigma training and experience dovetails with the Lean principles. The discussion format is better than a lecture because you get spontaneous free flowing ideas and recommendations and no one feels left out. If you haven't read the Blank and Ries bookss, the meetup is still very valuable for you to shake out your new idea.

    November 11, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic discussion as always. Great meeting all the new folks!

    November 11, 2011

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