Introduction to Lean Startup & Business Model Canvas
Saturday, October 19, 2013
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
What: Kevin Dewalt will be hosting a 3-hour workshop to cover Lean Startup 101 and how you can get started discovering your next business opportunity TODAY with tools like Customer Development interviews and the Lean Canvas. You don’t need to be working on a startup – you just need your imagination and commitment to learning a new way of learning.
When: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 9am to 12nn
Registration: P100 (snacks) *pay at the door
Who: Anyone interested in learning about “Lean Startup” business approach **
By the end of this workshop you’ll know:
1. The most important concept in Lean Startup.
2. How to use a Business Model Canvas as an alternative to a Business Plan to test your startup idea.
3. How to interview Customers to test the riskiest parts of your startup idea
Hour 1 – Lean 101 Presentation by Kevin – The BIG IDEA, power of the Lean Canvas, and how to start testing assumptions.
Hour 2 – Teams work individually to develop their canvases.
Hour 3 – Team canvas presentations, plans for testing, audience feedback.
About Kevin Dewalt?
Kevin have 15 years experience as entrepreneur, venture capitalist and engineer.
What is Lean Startup?
The Lean Startup is a business approach coined by Eric Ries that aims to change the way that companies are built and new products are launched. The Lean Startup relies on validated learning, scientific experimentation, and iterative product releases to shorten product development cycles, measure progress, and gain valuable customer feedback. In this way, companies, especially startups, can design their products or services to meet the demands of their customer base without requiring large amounts of initial funding or expensive product launches.
Originally developed with high-tech companies in mind, the lean startup philosophy has since been expanded to apply to any individual, team, or company looking to introduce new products or services into the market. Today, the lean startup’s popularity has grown outside of its Silicon Valley birthplace and has spread throughout the world, in large part due to the success of Ries’ bestselling book, The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses.