We’re keen to play our part in the wider Lean Startup ecosystem, and we’re excited to bring to your attention Lean Conf.
In their own words:
“Lean Conf is a two day conference in Manchester aiming to inspire and educate attendees in the principles of Lean Startup, focused on technology startups.
Day one will be running a Leancamp and day two will be a more traditional style conference.”
As per our tweet:
Hopefully see you there 🙂
We are delighted to announce that Tendai Charasika, the Entrepreneurial Director for EnterpriseCorp, the enterprise development arm of Greater Louisville Inc (Kentucky, USA), will be joining us via video link for ‘Lean Startup in Action’ on Monday 22nd April.
In his role, Tendai works with hundreds of entrepreneurs and startups annually to accelerate their learning and scaling from idea to fast-growth companies. Lean Startup methods have become instrumental in the best practices used in launching new ventures across diverse sectors in Louisville’s startup community.
Tendai is an entrepreneur, experimenter, problem solver, business coach and holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Entrepreneurship M.B.A both from the University of Louisville.
Tendai speaks regularly on the subjects of Lean Startup and Customer Development and recently presented at the Annual Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco.
During the evening Tendai will be talking about his work with startups and will provide practical examples of how some of the many and diverse companies he works with are applying lean startup methods.
If you haven’t signed up already… why not?!
Join us for a fun and informative evening (with pizza!) Sign up here.
As Ash Maurya says “Practice trumps theory”
We’re gearing up for our next event on Monday 22nd April, when we will be looking at Lean Startup in Action – how companies are applying lean startup within their business. This will be a great opportunity for those interested in learning more about Lean Startup to get some simple, practical ideas for applying lean startup methods.
Top of the bill will be our friend, UX designer, and Lean practitioner, Ryan Foster. Ryan has worked with many US-based startups including Kickstarter phenomenon Pebble, Homelight, Curebit and Games that Give. Ryan will give practical examples of how some of these startups are applying lean principles. He will also share tips on tools you can use to quickly and cost effectively launch, test assumptions, and gather feedback.
Umar Yusufu is our second valued speaker. Umar is currently working on his own startup My Spot and for another promising North East startup, Spontly. Umar will be talking about the pitfalls of trying to build the ‘big idea’ and how the use of a Minimum Viable Product can help you break down and test your assumptions time and cost effectively. He will also talk about Business Model Generation and how this can help you identify the exact problem your business is trying to solve.
We’ll also have an update on the opportunity to Bring Lean Startup Machine to Newcastle in Autumn 2013, plenty of time to catch up and chat and yummy pizzas generously provided by our good friends at NCFE.
Come along, we’d love to see you. Sign up here.
Hello folks – I’m a big fan of the wisdom of Brad Feld and his insight into the Boulder startup scene.
A number of us have been meeting since this New Year on Wednesdays at 5pm — in Central Bean in Newcastle — to chat through Lean Startup, Customer Development, and Business Model Canvas thinking and our progress with our own ideas.
Random image I found when searching for ‘Community Hours’…
This is (probably) equivalent to Brad’s idea of ‘Community Hours‘ a time when folk can gather to meet and get some feedback. I’ve tried it myself, and it was surprisingly challenging / bracing.
Please join us, bring your own business model canvas / mvp and get constructive feedback and help. Let the community know you’re coming by expressing your preference in this Doodle. [anyone suggest a better tool…? :-)]
Let the customer development begin!