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Pre-sell Anything: How do founders easily pre-sell products before they exist?
During this hand’s-on FREE workshop, we’ll discuss why you should consider generating sales before you have a product, learn the 5-step process to pre-sell anything, explore 3 methods to validate pre-sale demand, and identify simple actions your can take to recover Early Adopters if your pre-selling experiment fails. By pre-selling your product before you build it, you’ll be validate actual demand for your startup’s innovation while minimizing the risk that Early Adopter will reject the pricing that you need to profitably grow your startup. If you’re ever been curious how your startup can leverage pre-sales like those on Kickstarter & Indiegogo, this meetup will teach you how to develop a pre-sales plan that you can begin executing in 2 weeks or less as well as the tools that you’ll want to use to improve your success potential. Topic: Pre-Sell Anything Essential question: How do entrepreneurs successfully pre-sell products before they exist? Objectives: Assess viability of product presales and develop a fail-safe pre-selling plan. Audience: early stage startup team members (pre-funding through seed stage), inexperienced entrepreneurs, curious enterprise executives and employees, university students interested in learning lean methods. FOOD and DRINKS will be provided! Schedule: 6:30-7:00PM: Networking & Food 7:00-8:00PM: Workshop 8:00-8:30PM: More Networking Logistics: Meetup date/time: Thursday, November 1st at 6:30PM Location: Houston Technology Center, 410 Pierce, Houston, Texas 77002 Directions and Parking: FREE street parking after 6:00PM (see map: This meetup is part 9 of the 2018 Houston Lean Startup series: Developing marketing offers that VALIDATE CUSTOMER INTEREST in having their problems solved by you and getting you PAID FOR YOUR SOLUTION before you build it. For new members, we offer free online access to an overview of our past workshops. In less than 2 hours, you’ll be able to catch up and feel part of the community while also being able to contact us directly with any questions that you may have. The link is here, in case you’re interested:

Houston Technology Center

410 Pierce St · Houston, TX

What we're about

This meetup is based on the Founder’s Journey Framework*, which helps first time and struggling founders avoid mistakes that cost time and money. Come join us to learn, connect, and get help as you strive to make products that customers want.

For new members who are actively working on their own startup or are trying to figure out the best way to get started, we offer FREE ONLINE ACCESS to an overview of the Founder’s Journey framework. You can register for access here (

You can also learn more about the Founder’s Journey Framework, including the Essential Questions, Learning Objectives and Mastery Skills Gained, by clicking here (

The Houston Lean Startup Circle conducts FREE monthly workshops to provide entrepreneurs a practical guide to learn and apply lean startup principles.

This is not a group to promote general entrepreneurship through story telling or get-rich-quick schemes. This group is for people who are pursuing the American Dream of building their own thriving business by introducing new products and services that deliver extraordinary value to their customers.

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* Founder’s Journey Framework(TM), developed by Stephen White and Shafique Pappa, is based on the works by Eric Reis (, Steve Blank (, and Bill Aulet ( as well as Stephen and Shafique’s collective experience starting multiple successful businesses and having coached hundreds of founders on their startups.

The Lean Startup is a trademark and service mark owned by Eric Ries.

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