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Lean in Action with the Business Model Canvas

Next Event “Lean Startup in Action”

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 PebbleHomelightCurebit 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.