Demo Day Fundraising and The Lean Startup

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Startup takes our biggest business risk and reduces it. If our biggest risk is that our demo day fundraising pitch will fail, we can test that. The post Demo Day Fundraising and The Lean Startup appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Accelerators & Incubators Lean Startup Fundraising

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Why Real Learning is Outside the Building, Not Demo Day

Steve Blank

Over the last three years our Lean LaunchPad / NSF Innovation Corps classes have been teaching hundreds of entrepreneurial teams a year how to build their startups by getting out of the building and testing their hypotheses behind their business model.

The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Goes Lean

Steve Blank

We tend to associate the government with words like bureaucracy rather than lean innovation. Department of Defense by adopting Lean Methodology inside their agency. The NGA has adopted Lean Innovation methods to make this happen.

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The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Goes Lean

Steve Blank

We tend to associate the government with words like bureaucracy rather than lean innovation. Department of Defense by adopting Lean Methodology inside their agency. The NGA has adopted Lean Innovation methods to make this happen.

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Bootstrapped Lean College Startup: UpOut

47 Hats

We decided that in February, we’d take a week off of client work and school and build a prototype for UpOut to demo at a student entrepreneurship conference in NYC. By Martin Shen, UX Guy and Cofounder of UpOut.

The Lean LaunchPad – Teaching Entrepreneurship as a Management Science

Steve Blank

——————– March 11 th 1-4pm Demo Day at VC Firm (Location TBD). Set up a booth, put up posters, run demos, etc. I’ve introduced a new class at Stanford to teach engineers, scientists and other professionals how startups really get built.

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Case Study: Lean UX at work

Startup Lessons Learned

Jeff has been promoting the use of Lean UX as an effective method to spur greater innovation, quality and productivity in startups as well as within teams in larger organizations. Lean Startups need to make snap decisions, iterate quickly and pivot when needed.

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Lessons Learned from Capital Factory Demo Day 2010: What Does It Really Mean To Be Lean?

Austin Startup

At Wednesday’s Capital Factory Demo Day , one of the major takeaways for me was that many of us don’t really know what a lean startup is, or how one is successfully managed. This idea was brought to my attention during Ash Maurya’s presentation called “How to Identify a Lean Startup”.

Kiwi lean startup + Australia next

Startup Lessons Learned

Their supposed lack of ambition was belied by the many cool demos and startups I got to meet. If anyone is interested, the Wellington Lean Startup Meetup is a good place to start. Im particularly looking forward to inaugurating the Sydney Lean Startup meetup.

Fat startup: Learn the lessons of my failed Lean Startup

wordsting.com

Fat startup: Learn the lessons of my failed Lean Startup. by Word Sting in Lean Startup , Software copywriting , Copywriting for startups. Those that do will likely fall under the influence of the celebrated Lean Startup movement. Demo day came…and disaster. Search. About.

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New York Lean Startup Week

Startup Lessons Learned

We'll have slides and video from our Lean Startup track posted soon. Don't forget to vote to help choose a Lean Startup SXSW Challenge winner. I am declaring next week to be officially Lean Startup Week in New York City. 3/29 6-9pm - Demo Competition & Interview with Eric Ries NYU's Himelberg Speaker Series brought to you by the NYU Stern Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation with help from Tech@NYU Columbia, Weds. SXSW was amazing and exhausting.

Innovation – something both parties can agree on

Steve Blank

I-Corps uses Lean Startup methods to teach scientists how to turn their discoveries into entrepreneurial, job-producing businesses. I-Corps uses everything we know about building Lean Startups and Evidence-based Entrepreneurship to connect innovation to entrepreneurship.

Innovation – something both parties can agree on

Steve Blank

I-Corps uses Lean Startup methods to teach scientists how to turn their discoveries into entrepreneurial, job-producing businesses. I-Corps uses everything we know about building Lean Startups and Evidence-based Entrepreneurship to connect innovation to entrepreneurship.

Our 7 favorite startups from the Wayra London 2013 demo day

The Next Web

At the demo day, Tine Hamler, CEO of the company said it was seeking £250k to increase the sales and marketing team, and spread the word about Peekster even further. Tank Top TV was at the demo day looking to raise £400,000 in seed round funding.

Lean Start-up Part IV

Market by Numbers

Services Marketing Help Downloads Contact Log In Lean Start-up Part IV By brantcooper , May 14, 2009 10:11 am It has been awhile since I’ve updated the progress on a very lean startup I’m helping out. Customer Development , Lean Startup , Sales and Marketing Roadmap | Customer Development , Lean Startup , minimum viable product 5 Responses to “Lean Start-up Part IV&# Sean Murphy says: May 14, 2009 at 5:54 pm Great post.

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Lean Marketing Tips: Hyperlocal Marketing Channels

crowdSPRING Blog

The Lean Startup movement provides a wonderful template, and Ross wrote a great post in which he discussed how managers can use these principles in their own marketing campaigns. Related posts: Lean Marketing tips: not-for-profit edition.

Learning Through Reflection

Steve Blank

We just finished the 6 th annual Lean LaunchPad class. For the last 6 years I’ve taught the Lean LaunchPad class at Stanford and Berkeley. Every week we teach the practice of Lean. Demo Days Versus Lesson Learned Presentations. Demo of final MVP.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford 2017 – Lessons Learned Presentations

Steve Blank

It combines the same Lean Startup Methodology used by the National Science Foundation to commercialize science, with the rapid problem sourcing and curation methodology developed on the battlefields in Afghanistan and Iraq by Colonel Pete Newell and the US Army’s Rapid Equipping Force.

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Beyond MVP: Scaling Lean + AMA | Ash Maurya, LeanStack | BoS USA 2016

Business of Software Blog

Ash Maurya is the author of ‘Running Lean’, ‘Scaling Lean’ as well as the Lean Canvas business modeling tool. That was the big idea in the running lean book. I’d like to see your demo. Ash Maurya, Founder/CEO, LeanStack.

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How One Startup Figured Out What Could Really Help Deaf People

Steve Blank

Thibault Duchemin and his team applied for our Lean LaunchPad class at UC Berkeley in 2014. Lean LaunchPad: A Year After. Listening to Jason’s story made me realize how critical our experience with the Lean LaunchPad has been in our entrepreneurial journey at Transcense.

It’s Time to Play Moneyball: The Investment Readiness Level

Steve Blank

Investors sitting through Incubator or Accelerator demo days have three metrics to judge fledgling startups – 1) great looking product demos, 2) compelling PowerPoint slides, and 3) a world-class team. Rather than a product demo – we believe in a “Learning Demo”.

Pixar, Artists, Founders and Corporate Innovation

Steve Blank

While the parallels between a director and a startup founder are striking, what’s even more surprising is the match between the creative process Pixar uses to make its movies and our implementation of Lean for startups in the Lean LaunchPad and I-Corps incubators.

Hacking for Diplomacy @ Stanford –What We Learned With the State Department

Steve Blank

We just held our final week of the Hacking for Diplomacy class, teaching students entrepreneurship and “Lean Startup” principles while they engaged in national public service applying advanced technologies to solve global challenges. Lessons Learned – Not a Demo Day. Getting Lean.

Hacking for Diplomacy @ Stanford –What We Learned With the State Department

Steve Blank

We just held our final week of the Hacking for Diplomacy class, teaching students entrepreneurship and “Lean Startup” principles while they engaged in national public service applying advanced technologies to solve global challenges. Lessons Learned – Not a Demo Day. Getting Lean.

Can B2B Companies Use Lean Startup Techniques?

Launching Tech Ventures

Launching Tech Ventures This blog collects student, guest, and instructor posts from Launching Technology Ventures, a Harvard Business School MBA elective course that examines lean startup management practices. Friday, February 11, 2011 Can B2B Companies Use Lean Startup Techniques?

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Lean Principles in Video Games – Can We Test for Fun?

Launching Tech Ventures

By Jonathan Lai Over the last two years, HBS has relentlessly preached the virtues of lean testing in many different contexts. Throughout it all, I’ve often thought back to my own industry of choice – traditional video games – and wondered if lean testing techniques would work there as well.

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Is This Startup Ready For Investment?

Steve Blank

However, accelerator Demo Days are a combination of graduation ceremony and pitch contest, with the uncomfortable feel of a swimsuit competition. Recently we ran a Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences class with 26 teams of clinicians and researchers at UCSF.

Blowing up the Business Plan at U.C. Berkeley Haas Business School

Steve Blank

It has replaced how to write a business plan with hands-on Lean Startup methods. To create great entrepreneurs, we had to give our students the experience of navigating the chaos and uncertainty of running a lean startup while providing the same kind of rigorous framework the business plan did in its day. The disadvantage is that its methodology was based on the old waterfall model of product development and not the agile and lean methods that startups use today.

We’ve seen the Future of Translational Medicine and it’s Disruptive

Steve Blank

It’s Lean, it’s fast, it works and it’s unlike anything else ever done. Welcome to the Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences and Healthcare (part of the National Science Foundation I-Corps ). This post is part of our series on the Lean Startup in Life Science and Health Care.

Have we Leaned to Far? Steve Johnson at BoS Conference USA 2014

Business of Software Blog

He shares a wealth of experience, in this talk where he questions the notion that Lean Methods work, not least because most people haven’t read the book… “With today’s methods, we can build the wrong product faster than ever.” It’s a demo, right?

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Getting out of the building…by staying in the building!

Steve Blank

Our Lean Launchpad® for Life Sciences is one of them. The Lean Launchpad® for Life Sciences (the I-Corps @ NIH ) uses the Lean Startup Model to discover and validate the business model. Lean Methods are one such tool. Lean LaunchPad Life Sciences (NIH) Teaching

How to Simplify Lean Startup for Accelerators

Kevin Dewalt

Summary: Even startups in Y-Combinator need Lean Startup help. 1 I started with a “Lean 101” presentation and explained the basics, used case studies, and how to use a business model canvas. These are the questions Lean Startup helps us answer.

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Always Be Pitching

Instigator Blog

That’s the Lean Startup mantra. Even when you’re in build mode, you can still be pitching, doing demos, showing off your solution (even in its half-baked, prototype stage). You can experiment with how you pitch, how you demo, what value propositions you emphasize, etc.

Singapore’s Startup Accelerator JFDI – Lean Startups, the Right Way

Kevin Dewalt

They don’t just talk Lean – Customer Development is the very foundation of their program. Many People Talk about Lean Startup but Don’t Make the Commitment to Do It. The programs are typically 3 months and much of the energy – misplaced, in my humble opinion – is on “demo day”.

How to Simplify Lean Startup for Accelerators

Kevin Dewalt

Summary: Even startups in Y-Combinator need Lean Startup help. 1 I started with a “Lean 101” presentation and explained the basics, used case studies, and how to use a business model canvas. Why Accelerators Need Lean Startup. Simplifying Lean for Accelerators.

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Eureka! A New Era for Scientists and Engineers

Steve Blank

The class will be a version of the Lean LaunchPad class we developed in the Stanford Technology Ventures Program , (the entrepreneurship center at Stanford’s School of Engineering). And Stanford’s Lean LaunchPad class could do just that. Lean LaunchPad Teaching Venture Capital

I-Corps at the NIH: Evidence-based Translational Medicine

Steve Blank

This “Lessons Learned” presentation is much different than a traditional demo day. It gives us a sense of the learning, velocity and trajectory of the teams, rather than a demo day showing us how smart they are at a single point in time. I created the I-Corps/Lean LaunchPad® syllabus/curriculum, and with guidance from Allan May, Karl Handelsman Abhas Gupta and Todd Morrill adapted it for Life Sciences/Health Care/Digital Health.

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How I Became a Member of the NY Tech Community | Vinicius Vacanti

Vinicius Vacanti

After watching the demos a safe two seats away from the closest attendee, I approached someone and introduced myself. I had more success at the smaller meetups like the NYC Lean Startup Meetup. Home About Contact Me How To Make It as a First-Time Entrepreneur Vinicius Vacanti How I Became a Member of the NY Tech Community July 12, 2010 | View Comments No One Wants To Play With Me I remember walking into my first NY Tech Meetup almost two years ago.

The Innovation Stack: How to make innovation programs deliver more than coffee cups

Steve Blank

Most importantly we now have a better idea of how to build innovation programs that will deliver products and services, not just demos. the best presenter and flashiest demo usually win. Lean, Design Thinking, User-centric Design, Business Model Canvas, etc.

Quick thoughts from TC 50: toonstunes

Startup Marketing Blog

Startup Marketing Blog – By Sean Ellis Unlocking Startup Growth By Sean Ellis of 12in6 Sep 14th 09 Quick thoughts from TC 50: ToonsTunes I’m at TC50 and plan to write quick thoughts about demos that catch my attention. Videos of the demos will be posted online, so I’ll add links when they are available. They claim to be targeting Tweens, but the demo looked like it would appeal to a younger demographic.