POSTPONED! LearningOpp: Pitching Your Idea Workshop

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC: On behalf of LSManila community and our partners, we sincerely hope that your family and friends in the Visayas region are safe and sound.  In light of the recent calamity, we feel its most appropriate that all resources be directed to ongoing disaster assistance endeavors.
As such the following events for the week have been cancelled:

  • LearningOpp: Lean StartUp in Action (Introduction), scheduled to occur on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 2:00 PM
  • LearningOpp: Pitching Your Idea, scheduled to occur on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 7:00 PM has been cancelled.
  • LearningOpp: Developing Customer Personas, scheduled to occur on Thursday, November 14, 2013 7:00 PM has been cancelled.

These events will be rescheduled if not before the year ends then early January. LSManila will be having a meet-up before the month ends (November) so stay tuned for the details of that or better yet, join the MeetUp Group here to be notified.

I highly encourage you to help out in any way you can – through cash and in-kind donations and by being generous with your time and energy in assisting relief operations.A list of relief operation centers can be found on Rappler. 
If you have further questions, you can email me.  – Guita T. Gopalan, LSManila MeetUp Organizer

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Can you clearly articulate your idea in less than 60 seconds? Learn how to capture the attention of investors, customers and partners with impactful pitches

Let’s face it; Venture Capitalist and Angel Investors don’t get much time to here pitches. The result of thousands of new entrepreneurs, innovators or ideas results in a mass of ideas to sift through. So how can you stand out from the crowd?

We are living in the age of the entrepreneur — more people are starting up, and it’s ever important to stand out in the crowd. When pitching investors, then, it’s crucial that entrepreneurs do their research, understand what’s expected of them and pitch accordingly.

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein

Your ability to create impactful pitches has a direct impact on your ability to get your idea off the ground. Whether your trying to convince investors to believe in your idea, trying to win over the hearts of potential customers, or trying to land a critical partnership deal, your ability to articulate your vision is all they have to evaluate you on.

Learn how to structure pitches that resonate the core values, offering and market of your idea in ways that instantly capture the attention of your audience. Whether its investors, angels, customers or partners, be certain you can get your intended message across.

In this bite sized workshop learn:

  • The basic building blocks of great pitches
  • Extracting core values from your idea
  • Structuring impactful words
  • Pitch validation and testing
  • Does your pitch resonate

RSVP and Pay online via EventBrite

If you wish to pay offline (via bank deposit), kindly email the secretariat at cbs.philippines@gmail.com


LSM_ParticipantsJoin

ABOUT SCOTT BALES

Scott is a self-proclaimed extrovert who has meshes a fascination with people and what motivates them, with a raw enthusiasm for technology. Scott is a founding member of Moven the mobile-centric payments business that helps customers to spend, save and live smarter. A founder at Next Bank, a mentor to Entrepreneurs throughout world with Lean Startup Machine, sits on the Board of educational empowering NGO, Care Pakistan and holds advisory positions at, InvitreHUB Singapore and CDI Apps 4 Good.  Scott’s energy transfers to the stage as a globally recognized speaker on The Digital Shift, Consumers, Mobility and Innovation.

Scott has worked with various governments in Asia Pacific and Africa, taking on key advisory roles for countrywide infrastructure, and mobile commerce projects. As a multifaceted techie, he was instrumental in developing the mobile commerce space for markets in Malaysia, Singapore Cambodia, Indonesia and the Philippines. He is on a mission to transform mainstream thought processing around conventional business practices.

When not in a boardroom or on centre stage, you’re likely to find Scott devouring, tweeting, and writing on the latest and greatest in the world of mobility, serendipity, user experience and entrepreneurial leadership. An outlet that landed him a contribution to best-selling book, Bank 3.0, Korean best-seller, Beyond Startup, and the upcoming ‘NextGen Finance’ and ‘Are you ready for Isaac?’

OTHER WORKSHOPS HAPPENING ON NOV 13-14, 2013
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POSTPONED! LearningOpp: Creating Customer Personas Workshop

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC: On behalf of LSManila community and our partners, we sincerely hope that your family and friends in the Visayas region are safe and sound.  In light of the recent calamity, we feel its most appropriate that all resources be directed to ongoing disaster assistance endeavors.
As such the following events for the week have been cancelled:

  • LearningOpp: Lean StartUp in Action (Introduction), scheduled to occur on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 2:00 PM
  • LearningOpp: Pitching Your Idea, scheduled to occur on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 7:00 PM has been cancelled.
  • LearningOpp: Developing Customer Personas, scheduled to occur on Thursday, November 14, 2013 7:00 PM has been cancelled.

These events will be rescheduled if not before the year ends then early January. LSManila will be having a meet-up before the month ends (November) so stay tuned for the details of that or better yet, join the MeetUp Group here to be notified.

I highly encourage you to help out in any way you can – through cash and in-kind donations and by being generous with your time and energy in assisting relief operations.A list of relief operation centers can be found on Rappler. 
If you have further questions, you can email me.  – Guita T. Gopalan, LSManila MeetUp Organizer

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Creating Customer Persona’s

Building insightful customer persona’s can ensure a meaningful connection between a business and it’s target customers.

Personas tap into a fundamental human skill—the ability to make predictions about how other people will react based on mental models of them. One can often predict accurately how a close friend or family member will react to a particular event and decide how to act based on those inferences.

A persona is a description of a fictional person representing a user segment of the software you are developing. Of course, the word “fictional” applies to the person not the description; that should be as grounded in reality as possible.

Personas are one of the basic tools of User Experience (UX) design. The benefits to creating the personas collaboratively increases the accuracy and empathy of the persona and creates a level of awareness about the users that helps teams align around them..

Personas do not need to be complex to be useful. Begin by creating brief outlines of personas based on conversations with people who know the audience well, such as salespeople or customer service staff. Called “assumptive personas” because they are not based on actual data.

Personas create the foundation for strong Customer Discovery and Validation.

In this bite sized workshop learn:

  • Persona Fundamentals
  • Personas definition including different types of personas
  • Case Studies of personas for different types of company including consumer, business-to-business and not-for-profit/public service
  • Making the business case for personas in Startups and Corporates
  • Persona visualization techniques
  • Answer key questions like linking Personas to Customer Hypothesis, How Many Personas Do I develop, and what to include in a Persona
  • Using Personas as the basis of Customer Discovery
  • Online resources and books to find out more

Who should attend?

  • Startup Founders
  • Marketers
  • Customer Experience Staff
  • Entrepreneurs

RSVP and Pay online via EventBrite

If you wish to pay offline (via bank deposit), kindly email the secretariat at cbs.philippines@gmail.com


LSM_ParticipantsJoin

ABOUT SCOTT BALES

Scott is a self-proclaimed extrovert who has meshes a fascination with people and what motivates them, with a raw enthusiasm for technology. Scott is a founding member of Moven the mobile-centric payments business that helps customers to spend, save and live smarter. A founder at Next Bank, a mentor to Entrepreneurs throughout world with Lean Startup Machine, sits on the Board of educational empowering NGO, Care Pakistan and holds advisory positions at, InvitreHUB Singapore and CDI Apps 4 Good.  Scott’s energy transfers to the stage as a globally recognized speaker on The Digital Shift, Consumers, Mobility and Innovation.

Scott has worked with various governments in Asia Pacific and Africa, taking on key advisory roles for countrywide infrastructure, and mobile commerce projects. As a multifaceted techie, he was instrumental in developing the mobile commerce space for markets in Malaysia, Singapore Cambodia, Indonesia and the Philippines. He is on a mission to transform mainstream thought processing around conventional business practices.

When not in a boardroom or on centre stage, you’re likely to find Scott devouring, tweeting, and writing on the latest and greatest in the world of mobility, serendipity, user experience and entrepreneurial leadership. An outlet that landed him a contribution to best-selling book, Bank 3.0, Korean best-seller, Beyond Startup, and the upcoming ‘NextGen Finance’ and ‘Are you ready for Isaac?’

OTHER WORKSHOPS HAPPENING ON NOV 13-14, 2013

POSTPONED! LearningOpp: Lean StartUp In Action (2nd Run)

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC: On behalf of LSManila community and our partners, we sincerely hope that your family and friends in the Visayas region are safe and sound.  In light of the recent calamity, we feel its most appropriate that all resources be directed to ongoing disaster assistance endeavors.
As such the following events for the week have been cancelled:

  • LearningOpp: Lean StartUp in Action (Introduction), scheduled to occur on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 2:00 PM
  • LearningOpp: Pitching Your Idea, scheduled to occur on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 7:00 PM has been cancelled.
  • LearningOpp: Developing Customer Personas, scheduled to occur on Thursday, November 14, 2013 7:00 PM has been cancelled.

These events will be rescheduled if not before the year ends then early January. LSManila will be having a meet-up before the month ends (November) so stay tuned for the details of that or better yet, join the MeetUp Group here to be notified.

I highly encourage you to help out in any way you can – through cash and in-kind donations and by being generous with your time and energy in assisting relief operations.A list of relief operation centers can be found on Rappler. 
If you have further questions, you can email me.  – Guita T. Gopalan, LSManila MeetUp Organizer

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Lean Startup is a field-tested philosophy that provides you with a toolset to minimize failure and increase your chances of success. But what is Lean Startup, or more importantly, how do I implement Lean principles into my own company?

Drawn from Eric Ries’ bestseller, this short introduction shows you how I drive successful ventures. I have been building startups for the past 7 years and have refined a practical approach to building “lean startups.” This is a science for transforming an idea to a functioning new business with minimal risk, wastage and learning.

Learn why hundreds of companies, from financial services companies like Moven to social companies like Instagram to large corporations such as Intuit, Investec and News Corp are using this revolutionary technique.

You will learn:
• Practical knowledge in developing new products using lean startup methods
• Learn the science of validated learning
• Approaches to unlocking new innovative ideas
• Methods that can you apply to your business or organisation

Course outline
1. Introduction to Lean Startup

2. Ideation & Validation
– Customer, Problem & Solution
– Assumptions
– Minimum Viable Product

3. Get Out Of The Building
– Product Market Fit
– Customer Discovery & Exploration
– Pitch Method
– Concierge
– Research Analysis & Interruption

Who should attend?
• Entrepreneurs (tech, social entrepreneurs and non profit leaders, etc)
• Product Managers
• Executives and managers with a mandate for innovation

RSVP and Pay online via EventBrite

If you wish to pay offline (via bank deposit), kindly email the secretariat at cbs.philippines@gmail.com

  LSM_ParticipantsJoin

ABOUT SCOTT BALES

Scott is a self-proclaimed extrovert who has meshes a fascination with people and what motivates them, with a raw enthusiasm for technology. Scott is a founding member of Moven the mobile-centric payments business that helps customers to spend, save and live smarter. A founder at Next Bank, a mentor to Entrepreneurs throughout world with Lean Startup Machine, sits on the Board of educational empowering NGO, Care Pakistan and holds advisory positions at, InvitreHUB Singapore and CDI Apps 4 Good.  Scott’s energy transfers to the stage as a globally recognized speaker on The Digital Shift, Consumers, Mobility and Innovation.

Scott has worked with various governments in Asia Pacific and Africa, taking on key advisory roles for countrywide infrastructure, and mobile commerce projects. As a multifaceted techie, he was instrumental in developing the mobile commerce space for markets in Malaysia, Singapore Cambodia, Indonesia and the Philippines. He is on a mission to transform mainstream thought processing around conventional business practices.

When not in a boardroom or on centre stage, you’re likely to find Scott devouring, tweeting, and writing on the latest and greatest in the world of mobility, serendipity, user experience and entrepreneurial leadership. An outlet that landed him a contribution to best-selling book, Bank 3.0, Korean best-seller, Beyond Startup, and the upcoming ‘NextGen Finance’ and ‘Are you ready for Isaac?’

LearningOpp: Free Webcast: Lean Impact

Lean Impact: Implementing Lean Startup in Mission-driven Organizations

Date: November 5, 2013 at 10:00am PST

(PHILIPPINE TIME: November 6, 2013 – 1:00AM)

Speakers: Christie GeorgeAkash Trivedi

Lean Startup ideas are being applied more and more often in non-profits, B-corps and other mission-driven organizations. As the ideas have spread in this world, they’ve come to be known as Lean Impact, and best practices are emerging. In this webcast, Christie George of New Media Ventures and Akash Trivedi of Kiva.org will discuss key Lean Impact approaches. Their conversation will be followed by live Q&A with the webcast attendees, so come with your questions in mind.

Register here today!

 

Reposting from LeanStartUp.co

LearningOpp: Lean StartUp in Cebu

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

Where: Clicking Labs Office, 8th Floor (the building beside The Gallery)

Juan Luna Avenue, Cebu City, Cebu (Click here for the map)

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

Agenda:

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.

 

Click here to register on MeetUp.com

 

About Kevin Dewalt?

Kevin Dewalt is one of the pioneers of Lean Startup, and a mentor at JFDI. He is now based in Beijing, where he ran the first Startup Weekend NEXT in China.

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.

Click here to register on MeetUp.com