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The Houston Lean Startup Circle conducts FREE monthly workshops to help entrepreneurs learn and apply lean startup principles using the Founder’s Journey Framework* by LeanMastery. The Founder’s Journey Framework helps first time and struggling founders avoid mistakes that cost time and money.

Come join us to learn, work, 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 learn more about LeanMastery and register for FREE access here (https://houtx.co/LeanStartupHOU_About_LeanMastery).

You can also learn more about the Founder’s Journey Framework, including the Essential Questions, Learning Objectives and Mastery Skills Gained, by clicking here (http://lean.fyi/LMweb_Overview).

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.

Check out Lean Houston's Startup Resources at leanhouston.org (https://houtx.co/LeanHoustonResources).

* Founder’s Journey Framework (TM), developed by Stephen White, and Shafique Pappa on behalf of LeanMastery, is based on the works by Eric Ries (https://houtx.co/LeanStartupHOU_EricRies), Steve Blank (https://houtx.co/LeanStartupHOU_SteveBlank), and Bill Aulet (https://houtx.co/LeanStartupHOU_BillAulet) 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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Product Value Optimization: Why is optimization essential to acquire customers?

If you’ve been curious how top companies develop products that are habit forming, this workshop will teach you strategies to rapidly improve your features to increase your customers’ lifetime value and your product’s viral coefficiency. By developing an optimization plan for your product’s value delivery, you’ll understand how to design and implement features that create sticky customers and keep your users wanting more. During this hand’s-on FREE workshop, we’ll understand how value validation experiment results can optimize each feature, discuss 4 activities to increase your customer lifetime value, explore 2 marketing approaches to improve your product’s viral coefficiency, compare 8 techniques to prompt your customer tell others about your product, and assess how your value optimization plan compares to the User’s Journey. Topic: Product Value Optimization Essential question: Why is value optimization essential to acquiring and retaining customers while having them tell others about your product? Objectives: Learn value optimization techniques that help you rapidly improve your product features, introduce new features that retain existing customers, and develop value-add features that help create referrals from existing customers. 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, June 6th 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 5 of the 2019 Houston Lean Startup series: Understanding how to build products that your CUSTOMERS ACTUALLY WANT, USE AND TELL OTHERS ABOUT as you deliver 10X the value over existing solutions. 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 on LeanMastery to an overview of the Founder’s Journey Framework, which helps first time and struggling founders avoid mistakes that cost time and money. If you’re interested, you can learn more about LeanMastery and register for FREE access here: https://houtx.co/LeanStartupHOU_FreeOnlineAccess

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