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Special Event - Eric Ries Creator of the Lean Startup

03-APR Update:

OK Fine everyone on the waiting list (15 of you) can all come :) But 90 is it :)

Update! Emma Co-Sponsoring

Our friends over at Emma ( http://myemma.com ), an email marketing service located in the central eastside, has generously agreed to sponsor an additional 25 seats/copies of Eric's book at the meetup. Selena Deckelmann from Emma will be co-hosting this event with Mike Herrick. With Emma's sponsorship, we can keep the event free for the first 75 people.

Overview

PDX Lean Startup Circle, Urban Airship, Inc. & Emma welcomes Eric Ries, the creator of the Lean Startup methodology. Eric is the author of the popular blog Startup Lessons Learned and the creator of the Lean Startup methodology. He co-founded and served as CTO of IMVU, his third startup, which has today has over 40 million users and 2009 revenue over $22 million. An entrepreneur in residence at Harvard Business School and a frequent speaker at business events, he advises startups on business and product strategy using the Lean Startup approach. Eric will be introducing brand new material covered in his upcoming book, including: 

  • Applying Lean Startup principles outside of startups in the "garage". 
  • Learning the new style of management required for the startup institution.
  • How to build startup processes that accelerate the speed through the Build-Measure-Learn feedback loop. 
  • How to measure progress, how to setup milestones, and how to prioritize work. 

Tickets for this special event are $25, which includes a pre-order of Eric Ries' upcoming Lean Startup Book that will be shipped to you this fall. For more information on the book see http://lean.st/


Urban Airship & Emma are sponsoring the event and covering the cost of tickets for the event (maximum 50 75 90 people).

Agenda

6:00 - 6:30 - Meet and Greet

6:30 - 8:00 - Eric's Talk & Discussion

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event. Anyway to get the slides?

    April 8, 2011

  • Alexis P.

    Despite a fragile voice from a recent trip, Eric gave a great talk.

    April 7, 2011

  • Kelly S.

    Substantive and engaging content. Eric didn't simply give a canned talk (although it's clear he's spoken on the topic many times) ~ but, he lives and is investing in what he is saying. Very profitable evening. Glad I invested the time.

    April 6, 2011

  • Hal N.

    Great speaker. Good Q&A. Only negative was the overhyping of the waiting list and the crowd. There seemed to be plenty of room and I know people who would have come but did not because they did not expect to get in.

    April 6, 2011

  • JamesC

    Thanks to the sponsors for putting on a great event.

    April 6, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice job. Would have liked to hear about more actionable activities we as Entrepreneurs could make. The real world examples are really good to hear.

    April 6, 2011

  • Kurt S.

    Great talk; I think he talks faster than I can think! Great questions and great answers. Totally worth missing the other cool Tuesday night events. Thanks again to Mike and Selena for sponsoring this talk.

    April 6, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great event and looking forward to the book.

    April 6, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Eric is great. Please bring him again next year.

    April 6, 2011

  • Matt D.

    I didn't see any info about how we are going to receive Eric's book once it's out. But I did come late.

    April 6, 2011

  • Travis C.

    Excellent talk by Eric Ries! Looking forward to reading the book.

    April 6, 2011

  • Aaron G.

    Love hearing Eric speak. He's full of knowledge and good insight, and he's funny to boot. I went to his talk at SxSW, too. It was the same basic talk, but I retained more of it the second time around. I'd go again, if I had the opportunity.

    April 6, 2011

  • Al P.

    Inspiring, thought-provoking, enlightening. Thanks!

    April 6, 2011

  • Marshall K.

    Very thought provoking and useful. And great fresh input particularly since I was probably the only finance and accounting person in the room. Good stuff.

    April 6, 2011

  • Tom S.

    As a non-techie who has ideas for online business, it gave me some insights of the tech world.

    April 6, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very inspiring. I am in the early stage of founding my start-up and Eric's advise on keeping the team culture in-tune clarified a lot of things for me. Thanks for organizing the event.

    April 6, 2011

  • Robert H.

    It was great to finally meet Eric Ries in person!

    April 6, 2011

  • Dan R.

    Fantastic! Important information for anyone involved in innovation, and broadly defined that means anyone with a brain.

    April 6, 2011

  • Matt M.

    Super valuable insight! Can't believe I got to hear from him for free.

    April 6, 2011

  • bryce b.

    Great event! The talk was informative and inspiring.

    April 6, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a great event!!! I am so glad I attended. I cannot wait for the book!! Thanks to the sponsors Urban Airship!!!

    April 5, 2011

  • Paula G.

    Thanks to UA or hosting and to Mike, Selena and the Emma organization for opening up the event!

    February 15, 2011

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