Past Meetup

Philippine Tech Startups Meetup #4

This Meetup is past

56 people went

Location image of event venue


Update #4 (9 February, 2011):

Hi Guys, So sorry to inform you that Mr. Bernhard Kappe have cancelled his talk due to an emergency.

Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Hi Brian,

I hate to do this to you, but I have an emergency back in the US that necessitates my flying back tomorrow Afternoon. I apologize for the inconvenience this will cause you. As an organizer, I know how hard it is to keep a group thriving, and having a speaker cancel at the last minute does not help.

I did see that you had a second speaker signed up for the meeting, so hopefully that will cover.

Thanks for your understanding - I owe you a favor (or two)

Bernhard Kappe

Hopefully we can still invite Bernhard to talk here in future sessions.

We do have Mr. Adam Penberthy to tell us about his startups: &

Adam will also give us a glimpse of his efforts on


Update #3 (4 February, 2011):

Introduction to the Lean Startup: Reducing Risk and Time to Market

9 out of 10 startups fail. Steve Blank, a veteran of 8 startups and professor of entrepreneurship at Berkley and Stanford said “Startups don’t fail because they lack a product; they fail because they lack customers and a profitable business model.” Because of this problem, Steve created a risk reduction methodology for startups called Customer Development, which is core to the Lean Startup movement that is revolutionizing how startups work in the US.

Bernhard Kappe, Founder and CEO of Pathfinder Development and leader of the Chicago Lean Startup Circle, will walk through the customer development process and orovide you with a framework you can use to speed up your journey toward problem/solution fit. Join us and learn how you can reduce the risk of failure and gain traction sooner for your startup.

About Bernhard Kappe

Bernhard Kappe is the founder and CEO of Pathfinder Development, which helps companies rapidly launch products. In this role, Bernhard works with startups and existing companies to create effective business models and product-market fit, position themselves in the market, create outstanding product design, utilize Agile development to build great products, and manage customer acquisition and

As a veteran entrepreneur, Bernhard strives to make Chicago a technology epicenter by leading the Chicago Lean Startup Circle and the Chicago Product Management Association, organizer in the Lean Startup Machine and events such as this one, and mentoring startups to help them be successful.


Update #2 (3 February, 2011):

I'm pleased to announce a second speaker for meetup #4:

Mr. Adam Penberthy, Head Honcho of and

Adam will share with us his views on startups in Australia and his widely successful community effort on


Our speaker for meetup #4 is Mr. Bernhard Kappe, founder and CEO of Pathfinder Development (

Bernhard helps companies launch successful software products and run the Chicago Lean Startup Circle meetup group ( which is about enterpereneurs applying lean startup/customer development principles to their startups.