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.


Impact! NYU Scales the Lean LaunchPad

Steve Blank

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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Eric Ries Companies Lean Startup Way London

Business of Software Blog

He will be talking about his new book, The Startup Way, #StartupWay and empowering the entrepreneurs in your organisation. Since opening in 2015 they now support a community of more than 1000 innovators, entrepreneurs, developers, academics and students. The Startup Way.

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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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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?

How Lean Startup Principles Shaped My Business

Up and Running

The phrase “lean startup” comes up a lot in conversations about entrepreneurship. I’ve been to several panel discussions on the topic, had it taught to me in a business school classroom, and read a book dedicated to lean startup methodology.

My experiments in lean pricing

Venture Hacks

This guest post is by Ash Maurya , a lean entrepreneur who runs a bootstrapped startup called CloudFire. The biggest mind shift in following a lean startup process is going from thinking you know something to testing everything you think you know.

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Lean Business: Freelancers for ALL My Friends!

crowdSPRING Blog

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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Lean Business Planning with Tim Berry [VIDEO]

Up and Running

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.

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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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.

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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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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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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7 Questions Test Entrepreneur Focus Before Funding


Fundraising is stressful and difficult, which is why 90% of successful entrepreneurs do bootstrapping. Do you really understand and aspire to entrepreneur lifestyle? The process for all of these is networking (not email blasts or cold-calling investors).

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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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.

Lean Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses and Startups

crowdSPRING Blog

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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Lean Marketing: Facebook advertising for newbies

crowdSPRING Blog

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.

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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Cats With Your Coffee? What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Purringtons Cat Cafe

Up and Running

The cat cafe business model is incredibly new, and as such, there is much less in the way of a road map for these entrepreneurs to follow. See Also What Should All Entrepreneurs Know Before Starting Their Very First Business? Phone calls and emails only go so far.

Lean Marketing Tips: Blogging to Build Audience and Drive Traffic

crowdSPRING Blog

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.

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It’s About Women Running Startups

Steve Blank

I was in New York last week teaching my annual 5-day version of the Lean LaunchPad class at the Columbia Business School. —– I sent Anne, my student, an email when I returned, “You may want to take a trip to NY and pitch some of their VCs.”.

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.

Lean Startups: The Most Efficient Path To Non-Differentiation

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. So true, and this is where Lean UX dovetails into the process.

The Woodstock of K-12 Education

Steve Blank

It happened recently when a group of educators came to the ranch to learn how to teach Lean entrepreneurship to K-12 students. The Lean LaunchPad/I-Corps class is the canonical model of such a class, with versions now taught in hundreds of colleges and universities.).

Bigger in Bend – Building a Regional Startup Cluster–part 1 of 3

Steve Blank

When Customer Development and the Lean Startup were just a sketch on the napkin, Dino Vendetti, a VC at Bay Partners, was one of the first venture capitalists I shared my ideas with. Over the years we brainstormed about how Lean entrepreneurship would affect regional development.

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4 Anti-Lean Startup Archetypes

Market by Numbers

Services Marketing Help Downloads Contact Log In 4 Anti-Lean Startup Archetypes By brantcooper , August 4, 2009 1:29 pm There are many reasons why entrepreneurs don’t, or more accurately won’t adopt lean startup principles. — I’ve mentioned this before, but one of the most difficult predicaments for entrepreneurs is handling the truth that a market doesn’t exist. link] about 1 hour ago from Quora RT @marksbertrand : like lean?

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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Startup Metrics for Pirates (Lean Startup Circle, Jan 2010.

500 Hats

Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. Memo to GOOG/YHOO/MSFT/AOL: How to Turn 500M email logins into Facebook Platform & Crapload of Revenue Resumes are for Sh*t. Fear is the Mind Killer of the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Web 3.0 = Hailstorm 2.0 & How MSFT-YHOO could beat GOOG Business Models for Social Networks Facebooks #1 Problem Publishing 2.0,

The New Generation Of Entrepreneurs | Iris Lapinski, Apps for Good | BoS Europe 2016

Business of Software Blog

She discusses the challenges of bringing lean and agile thinking into an education system that operates in very linear ways. Apps for Good is supported by hundreds of leading-edge technology entrepreneurs, UX designers and developers as expert volunteers as well as tech industry partners. .

Lean Marketing tips: business card as selling tool

crowdSPRING Blog

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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New Call for Speakers and Top Three Reasons to Bring Your Child to The Lean Startup Conference

Startup Lessons Learned

Post by Sarah Milstein & Eric Ries, co-hosts for The Lean Startup Conference We’ve found more than half the speakers for The Lean Startup Conference , and we’re pretty excited about them. Ranging from Ben Horowitz, Mitch Kapor, Laura Klein, Cheryl Contee to entrepreneurs you probably don’t know but who ha ve valuable stories to share, this year’s speakers — and mentors like Tim O''Reilly and Erin McKean — will help you become a more successful entrepreneur.

Epitaph for an Entrepreneur « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

But entrepreneurs can be great spouses and parents. As a single entrepreneur I had a philosophy of, “ I live to work ” – nothing was more exciting or important than my job. I still loved what I did as an entrepreneur but I wasn’t working only for the sheer joy of it, I was also working to provide for my family and a longer term goal of retirement and then doing something different. Eric Ries’s astute observations about engineering and Lean Startups make the same point.

Traveling lean: tips for small businesses and entrepreneurs

crowdSPRING Blog

(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).

7 Questions Test Entrepreneur Focus Before Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

Fundraising is stressful and difficult, which is why 90% of successful entrepreneurs do bootstrapping. Do you really understand and aspire to entrepreneur lifestyle? The process for all of these is networking (not email blasts or cold-calling investors).

34 Educational Resources for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Up and Running

This list is broken into categories and is meant to be a one-stop-shop for aspiring entrepreneurs. But here at Bplans, we make an effort to provide entrepreneurs with the resources they need to start and run successful businesses. Entrepreneur. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries.

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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.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 35: Jessica Mah and Peggy Burke

Steve Blank

And world-class entrepreneurs never quit. How founders cope with startup challenges was the focus of today’s Entrepreneurs are Everywhere radio show. Jessica ran things as lean as she could for the next few months while figuring out what to do.