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
Mentors and Speakers...
Patrick Smith, DC Lean Startup Circle
Steph Hay, DC Lean Startup Circle
Pat Sheridan, Modus Create
Aunim Hossain, Tista Games
Brian Sowards, USEED
Jeff Casimir, Jumpstart Lab
Rusty Klophaus, Basho Technologies
Maksim Tsvetovat, DeepMile Networks
Ryan Healy, Brazen Careerist
Victoria Schramm, Kairos Society
Chitra Sivanandam, In-Q-Tel
Mark McGovern, Mobile System 7
Our mentors 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!
Over $500 in Free Materials & Software Included with your ticket...
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development by Brant Cooper & Patrick Vlaskovits
Amazon Web Services
Friday you show up, have some pizza and meet mentors and other attendees. Bring an idea to pitch so you get others to work with you OR bring your existing startup team and work on what you are doing now! After forming some assumptions we break for the night!
Saturday those assumptions will be tested with customers, likely most of your assumptions will be WRONG, so you will iterate at a crazy speed creating and validating new assumptions. You will go through several Minimum Viable Products (MVPs), most likely a landing page to test the market and iterate until you will find the right market for your idea.
At last, Sunday afternoon you will present your learnings to the other teams and to a jury, this is not just a learning exercise, you will compete with the other teams to win additional mentorship and support.