7 Highlights from Lean Startup Week

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest Post by Misti Yang, Writer for Lean Startup Co. Editor’s Note: We wrapped up the 2017 Lean Startup Week in San Francisco just a few weeks ago, and we’re excited to share with you some of the best lessons learned in entrepreneurship and corporate innovation.

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Lean Marketing Tips: Increasing Lifetime Value With Email Campaigns

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Having said that, wow do I hate receiving junk in my work email. Like most of us, I have multiple email accounts: work, personal, personal number two, and junk. Here are 5 best practices to consider as you launch your own email campaigns.

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Impact! NYU Scales the Lean LaunchPad

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NYU has adopted the Lean LaunchPad ® class as a standard entrepreneurship course across twelve different schools/colleges within the University. Over 1,000 students a year are learning lean startup concepts.

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Lean Startups aren't Cheap Startups

Steve Blank

For those of you who have been following the discussion, a Lean Startup is Eric Ries ’s description of the intersection of Customer Development , Agile Development and if available, open platforms and open source. The Customer Development process (and the Lean Startup) is one way to do that.

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Lean Business Planning with Tim Berry [VIDEO]

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We recently had Tim Berry, Palo Alto Software founder and business planning expert, present our Bplans audience with his latest advice on lean business planning. Start your lean business plan today: Download our Free Lean Plan Template one-page-pitch-download.pdf.

Four myths about the Lean Startup

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Sunday, April 18, 2010 Four myths about the Lean Startup Myth: Lean means cheap. Lean startups try to spend as little money as possible. Truth: The Lean Startup method is not about cost, it is about speed.

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Episode 9: Lean Business Planning with Tim Berry | The Bcast

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This week Peter and Jonathan talk to Tim Berry, founder of Palo Alto Software, about lean business planning, strategy, tactics, specifics (milestones), and the forecast. Send us an email: Bcast@Bplans.com. Listen to Episode 9: Show notes: What is Lean Planning?

The Lean Startup Bundle

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, October 5, 2010 The Lean Startup Bundle People often ask me if they can buy "Lean Startup in a box" from me. People want to get started with Lean Startup but arent exactly how. The Lean Startup Intensive is tomorrow at Web 2.0.

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Lean Startup Implementation Lessons

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest post by Lisa Regan, writer for The Lean Startup Conference. The Lean Startup Conference was founded four years ago to bring together real entrepreneurs who have applied Lean Startup techniques and have useful advice to share with each other. For the details, here’s Ivory: Running Lean author Ash Maurya seconded Ivory’s advice. Alejandro and Nikhil were listening to their customers, a theme Lean Startup constantly returns to.

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Lean Business: Freelancers for ALL My Friends!

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Related posts: Lean Business Tips: Hiring Contractors for Fun and Profit(ability). Lean Marketing Tips: Increasing Lifetime Value With Email Campaigns. This year a great deal of my blogging focus has been on the struggles many small businesses have with capacity.

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What is Lean about the Lean Startup?

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Wednesday, December 16, 2009 What is Lean about the Lean Startup? The first step in a lean transformation is learning to tell the difference between value-added activities and waste. That foundational idea, so clearly articulated in books like Lean Thinking, is what originally led me to start using the term lean startup. I was giving my first-ever webcast on the lean startup. This value is evident in Lean Startups.

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Want Your Startup To Appear in TechCrunch? Lean Marketing Hacks for Startups

VC Cafe

Danish entrepreneur and Skype funder Morten Lund said it best “any cabdriver in LA is better at marketing (than Israeli founders). Proactively approach top tech publications with a finished article and a concise, one sentence email pitch. Email Your Targets Using Rapportive.

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Email Design Best Practices For Small Businesses and Startups

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Email newsletters are an even bigger design mess. Most email newsletters are glorified sales pitches for products and services. Related posts: Small Business Marketing: Best Times And Days To Send Email For Opens And Click-Throughs.

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Amazing lean startup resources

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, January 12, 2010 Amazing lean startup resources A year ago, there was no lean startup movement. I continue to believe that the explosion of interest in the lean startup has very little to do with me. Beyond my own efforts on this blog ( and more ), there is now an amazing variety of resources for lean startup practitioners. If you are attempting to apply lean startup ideas in your own business - you are not alone.

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Lean Startup Machine: Validation and Prototyping

VC Cafe

This past weekend I mentored and judged in my third “ Lean Startup Machine ” (LSM) at the offices of Forward Internet Group in Camden. It’s a rant really… LSM is a weekend educational program designed to teach the principles of lean startup and customer development.

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Lessons Learned: Lean startups vs lean companies

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, October 21, 2008 Lean startups vs lean companies Venture Hacks has a great article today on lean startups. But I do think it is a misconception of what lean startups are all about. Lean startups operate by a different standard.

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Lean Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses and Startups

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Other marketers recommend that small businesses and startups build a website or optimize their existing website , develop email lists, start blogging, and develop newsletters. There’s strong support for the lean startup movement in the marketplace, including from investors.

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Lessons Learned: The lean startup

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, September 8, 2008 The lean startup Ive been thinking for some time about a term that could encapsulate trends that are changing the startup landscape. After some trial and error, Ive settled on the Lean Startup. I like the term because of two connotations: Lean in the sense of low-burn. But by taking advantage of open source, agile software, and iterative development, lean startups can operate with much less waste.

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Two new scholarship programs for lean startups

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Sunday, March 28, 2010 Two new scholarship programs for lean startups Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, Im pleased to be able to announce two scholarship programs for upcoming lean startup events. Expo, including the Lean Startup Intensive on May 3.

Speak at the 2013 Lean Startup Conference

Startup Lessons Learned

This post was written by Sarah Milstein, co-host of The Lean Startup Conference. Exciting news: we’ve nailed down dates for The Lean Startup Conference 2013. This is the fourth year of the conference, and we’re acting on feedback last year’s attendees shared with us: as Lean Startup practices have evolved, you want in-depth talks, new speakers with fresh stories, and more time for structured networking and mentoring.

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Lean Marketing 101: Setting Goals

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about Lean Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses and Startups. That post resonated with small business owners and entrepreneurs looking for inexpensive ways to market their businesses. Many asked if we could share more lean marketing strategies and tips. Today’s post starts a new series in the crowdSPRING Blog – Lean Marketing 101 – focusing on lean marketing for startups and small businesses.

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Kiwi lean startup + Australia next

Startup Lessons Learned

Quite a few Kiwis told me that they "didnt count" as entrepreneurs, even though they own their own business. 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.

Traveling lean: tips for small businesses and entrepreneurs

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(Fortunately) we don’t have to travel a great deal here at crowdSPRING; we do the bulk of our communication with partners, funders, and customers over the phone, via email, or on Skype. Related posts: 10 random online resources for Entrepreneurs (2010 version).

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Lessons Learned: Lean hiring tips

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, January 19, 2009 Lean hiring tips In preparing for the strategy series panel this week, I have been doing some thinking about costs. Fundamentally, lean startups do more with less, because they systematically find and eliminate waste that slows down value creation. For additional thoughts on that topic, see Lean startups vs lean companies. But in lean times like these, I dont see any real alternative.

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Key Questions for Bringing Lean Startup to Established Companies

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest post by Lisa Regan, writer for The Lean Startup Conference. On October 8 at 10a PT, we’ll be talking about bringing Lean Startup methods to established companies, precisely the kinds of businesses that are most resistant to experimentation, even as they desperately need it. LSC: What do you see as the most common reasons that large companies give for why they don''t apply Lean Startup? So I’ll see internal development groups trying to apply Lean Startup methods.

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Lean Marketing Tips: Blogging to Build Audience and Drive Traffic

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We write for ourselves, but we also write with our audience of users in mind: small businesses, entrepreneurs, startup folk, and creative types. Related posts: Lean Marketing tips: not-for-profit edition. Lean Marketing: Public Relations strategies for small businesses and startups.

A New Approach to The Lean Startup Conference

Startup Lessons Learned

Post by Lean Startup Conference co-hosts Sarah Milstein & Eric Ries We’re excited to announce this year’s Lean Startup Conference , December 8 – 12 in San Francisco. This year, we’re defining the conference program as a series of hard questions entrepreneurs commonly face, and we’ll address them in our talks and workshops. You can leave ideas in the comments or email Sarah Milstein , co-host for the conference and CEO of Lean Startups Productions.

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Lean Marketing: Facebook advertising for newbies

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Search engine marketing is a tactic that is perfect for a lean, iterative approach to marketing. Is a user registration or harvested email address a conversion? Related posts: Lean Marketing: Public Relations strategies for small businesses and startups.

Open to All: Scholarships for The Lean Startup Conference

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest post by Lisa Regan, writer for The Lean Startup Conference. We’re dedicated to making The Lean Startup Conference unlike other entrepreneurship conferences. So we’ve got scholarships for people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend—early-stage entrepreneurs, particularly those from beyond Silicon Valley; staff from small non-profits; and students. Early-stage entrepreneurs; people participating in startrup incubator or accelerator programs; and bootstrappers.

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The Lean Startup Intensive is tomorrow at Web 2.0 Expo

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Sunday, May 2, 2010 The Lean Startup Intensive is tomorrow at Web 2.0 Expo Im extremely excited that tomorrow is the Lean Startup Intensive at Web 2.0 Labels: events The Lean Startup Intensive is tomorrow at Web 2.0

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The Lean Startup Conference Registration is Open

Startup Lessons Learned

This post was co-written by Eric Ries and Sarah Milstein , co-hosts of The Lean Startup Conference. We’re pleased to announce that registration is officially open for The Lean Startup Conference 2012. We’ll continue to give the conference list early notification, so don’t hesitate to sign up for those emails.) On December 3, we’ll have a slate of top speakers sharing real-world lean startup stories and implementation advice that advance the state-of-the-art in our community.

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Five case studies you'll see at the Lean Startup Conference 2015

Startup Lessons Learned

The following is a guest post by Kirsten Cluthe and Ritika Puri from The Lean Startup Conference team Wondering what’s new in the Lean Startup community? Entrepreneur Ryan Hoover transformed an email list experiment into a venture-funded startup community with tens of thousands of active members. With positive feedback from his peers, Hoover decided to transform his email list into a website. She wants to disrupt Hollywood with the Lean Startup method.

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Why John Frankel Leaned in Early on Klout and Cornerstone OnDemand and What He Sees Next

Both Sides of the Table

I had been trading emails & Tweets with venture capitalist John Frankel and we were to meet in person in March 2011 at SxSW to talk about Klout and other investments he had made. Entrepreneur Advice This Week in Venture CapitalIt all started in 2010 with Klout.

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Lean Enterprise Institute webinar, April 28

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, April 26, 2010 Lean Enterprise Institute webinar, April 28 I can barely write, as Im still recovering from the amazing but overwhelming Startup Lessons Learned conference last Friday (great summary here ). Want to learn more about lean startups?

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Lean Marketing tips: not-for-profit edition

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Many NFPs operate in ways that would not be considered ‘business-like,’ AND these organizations, like their small, for-profit cousins, can benefit by leveraging the ideas and tools that we often discuss in the Lean Marketing series.

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Philosophy Helps Start-Ups Move Faster (WSJ on the Lean Startup)

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Thursday, May 20, 2010 Philosophy Helps Start-Ups Move Faster (WSJ on the Lean Startup) The Wall Street Journal covers the Lean Startup movement in todays paper. who has organized three Lean Startup meetings for Beltway entrepreneurs since October 2009.

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Resources for Global Entrepreneurs

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If you’re an entrepreneur planning to start a business outside of the United States, you might be looking for assistance and resources that are available in your specific country. Let’s say you’re an entrepreneur in India. Sometimes we hear from entrepreneurs outside of the U.S.

Lean Startup fbFund slides and video

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, July 6, 2009 Lean Startup fbFund slides and video As a follow-up to my previous post on my talk for fbFund at Facebook , there was enough interest in watching video of the talk that I have finally uploaded it using Apples MobileMe.

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Episode 8: Charlie’s Bcast Email, Startup Incubators, and 10 Reasons Why Startups Fail | The Bcast

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This week we get an email from one of our listeners. Send us an email: Bcast@Bplans.com. Listen to Episode 8: Show notes: Charlie’s Email – (:31). ” Well, thanks for that email Charlie.

Host a Livestream of The Lean Startup Conference

Startup Lessons Learned

This post was co-written by Eric Ries and Sarah Milstein, co-hosts of The Lean Startup Conference. For the 2010 and 2011 Lean Startup conferences , we offered the complete conference for simulcast so that people could join in from their communities around the world. We're grateful to the simulcast hosts, who have been enthusiastic about the chance to have people gather and discuss Lean Startup ideas.

Lean Marketing tips: business card as selling tool

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It is time to think of your business card as not just a handy way to share your email address, but as a selling opportunity. Related posts: Lean Marketing: Public Relations strategies for small businesses and startups. Lean Marketing tips: not-for-profit edition.

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Announcing the 2012 Lean Startup Conference in SF

Startup Lessons Learned

I’m pleased to announce that I am once again hosting a Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco this fall. We'll continue our rule of “by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs.” They’ll share real-world stories of lean startup principles in action and answer your questions. We’re particularly interested in hearing from people we don’t yet know who have teachable experience implementing lean startup practices.

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Introducing the Lean Startup Cohort subscription program

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Saturday, August 8, 2009 Introducing the Lean Startup Cohort subscription program Over the past few months, I have been engaged in another customer discovery exercise with passionate early adopters of the lean startup methodology. This idea is the brainchild of several venture-backed startups that participated in the lean startup workshops. So if youre a lean startup earlyvangelist, read on. 3,000 / month doesn't sound very, um, lean.

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