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New Speaker for April Event

New Speaker Announcement – Tendai Charasika joins us for ‘Lean Startup in Action’

Tendai CharasikaWe 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.


My description of Lean Startup plus related links #leanstartup


Emma and I recently had a meeting relating to Lean North East, at which I was asked to put together a summary of Lean Startup. The following text, documents and links are what I compiled, including the following quote. How you enjoy the content, and please feel free to comment at the bottom!

“For those of you who haven’t read the Lean Startup by Eric Ries, the basic concept behind it is that we have been going about the startup process all wrong.

Instead of writing long business plans, raising early funding, and building initial prototypes over the course of a year, we need to foster startups that constantly learn and iterate around a minimal viable product.

By constantly tweaking, or occasionally pivoting the product, service, and business model in response to early customer feedback, startups can improve their likelihood of success or at least fail faster and cheaper.” http://www.fastcoexist.com/1680269/smart-cities-should-be-more-like-lean-startups

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@leancamp’s @robfitz at @leannortheast – a triumph!


I’m so glad and grateful to be able to blog about the initial meeting of Lean North East – and also be able to say that Leancamp’s Rob Fitzpatrick presented to the group at the old Post Office in Newcastle’s Pink Lane.

This post gives some description of the recent event, along with video of Rob’s talk (in three parts).

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Lean North East Event – Lean Startup and Customer Development

The first Lean North East talk will take place on Tuesday 16th October at The Post Office, Pink Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Run in conjunction with Ignite100 we are very pleased to welcome Rob Fitzpatrick, who will be talking about Lean Startup and Customer Development.

Rob is a tech entrepreneur based in London and is involved in both Founder Centric, startup advice for founders by founders, and Leancamp, an open interactive, multi-track event which brings together lean, agile and design-led business leaders and practitioners.

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