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Hacker News DC Meetup Message Board › Lean Startup Machine - This Weekend

Lean Startup Machine - This Weekend

Rusty K.
RustyKlophaus
Group Organizer
Alexandria, VA
Hello folks,

The Lean Startup Machine is hosting an event in DC this weekend. Looks like an interesting way to get going on a new startup idea. (You know what they say, "Well begun is half done.")

Best,

Rusty

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Lean Startup Machine is a metrics-driven startup competition where teams learn to identify the key risks in their business model through hands-on mentorship and our framework of tools. Over the course of the weekend you will do the following:


  • "Ideate" a startup or work on the one you have now
  • Practice Customer Discovery
  • Research your Target Market
  • Practice Customer Development
  • Test your Assumptions in Iterations
  • Understand your Business Model
  • Iterate and Pivot (when necessary)
  • Build something you can Launch
  • Present your Validated Learnings



Register Now!




Mentors, Speakers, and Judges:


  • Eric Ries, Author at The Lean Startup
  • Kevin Dewalt, Entrepreneur-In-Residence at National Science Foundation
  • Patrick Smith, Founder at Catalyst Meals
  • Teague Hopkins, Principal at THG
  • Rusty Klophaus, Sr. Engineer at Basho Technologies
  • Steph Hay, Co-Founder at FastCustomer
  • Yanik Silver, CEO at MaverickBusinessAdventures
  • Ahson Wardak, Senior Advisor at US Small Business Administration
  • Chitra Sivanandam, Architect at In-Q-Tel
  • Ryan Healy, Co-Founder at Brazen Careerist
  • Patrick Sheridan, CEO at Modus Create
  • Mark McGovern, Founder at Mobile System 7
  • Victoria Schramm, President at Kairos Society
  • Ryan MacCarrigan, Director of Marketing at AppFirst
  • Trevor Owens, Founder at Lean Startup Machine

These are the TOP brains in this space who will be thinking about your idea, sharing insights into your market, helping tweak your messaging, looking at your UX and even your code in just 48 hours. ONE HOUR of consulting with anyone of these people would be more than the price of admission and you get them for the whole weekend!

Win a Ticket - Two Chances

(ends Wednesday at 5pm)

Tweet this - one winner will be chosen at random

Tell us why you want to attend on our Facebook wall - comment with the most Likes will win!
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