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

What Happened at Lean StartUp in Action

Last October 3, 2013, Scott E. Bales one of the mentors of Lean StartUp Machine gave the “Lean StartUp in Action” course at the Voyager Office in Ortigas Center. Attended by over 50+ Filipino Entrepreneurs the event served as a promise of more things to come.

According to Scott E. Bales: “Lean Startup is a field-tested philosophy that provides you with a toolset to minimize failure and increase your chances of success.” LSIA is Scott’s own application of Eric Reis’ bestseller.

Scott upon reading Eric’s book knew how powerful it was but like many, stumbled on how to implement lean startup principles in his own endeavors. Scott has been a serial entrepreneur for the past seven years and has combined his own learnings and approach to building lean startups. He has built two of his companies purely on the Lean StartUp principles – including Moven! According to Scott, Lean StartUp “is a science for transforming an idea to a functioning new business with minimal risk, wastage and learning.”

Below is the LSIA presentation Scott has made available on SlideShare:

What happens next? Scott and the organizers from BCYF-CBS, Voyager, Noreen Bautista and Jojie Azurin are working on inviting Scott (who is based in Singapore) back on a regular basis to conduct the his other Lean StartUp modules.

What else is coming? Well we’re 200+ email addresses away from Unlocking Manila for Lean StartUp Machine. When we get to unlock Manila, the LSM Team will come to the Philippines to conduct LSM here. Click here to Unlock Manila.

LearningOpp: Lean Startup in Action

WHEN: Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

WHERE: Voyager Innovations Inc., 12/F Anson’s Building (23 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center) Pasig, Metro Manila

FEE: Php1,800.00

REGISTER VIA EventBrite or click here to email the organizers.

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
• Product Managers
• Executives and managers with a mandate for innovation

LEARN FROM: <strong>SCOTT E. BALES</strong>

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Scott is a self-proclaimed extrovert who has meshed his fascination with people and what motivates them, with a raw enthusiasm for technology. Scott is a founding member of <a href=”https://www.moven.com/”>Moven</a&gt;, the mobile-centric payments business that helps customers to spend, save and live smarter.

A founder at <a href=”http://nextbank.org/”>Next Bank</a>, a mentor to Entrepreneurs throughout world with<a href=”http://www.leanstartupmachine.com/”> Lean Startup Machine</a>, sits on the Board of<a href=”http://www.carepakistan.org/”>Care Pakistan</a> and holds advisory positions at <a href=”http://www.ourbetterworld.com/”>Our Better World</a>,<a href=”http://singapore.the-hub.net/”> HUB Singapore</a> and <a href=”http://www.appsforgood.org/”>CDI Apps 4 Good</a>. Scott’s energy transfers to the stage as a globally recognized speaker on Digital Consumers, Mobility and Innovation.

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, and Korean best-seller, Beyond Startup.

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MANILA ORGANIZERS:
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  • Voyager Innovations, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) focused on delivering disruptive innovations for the PLDT group of companies. Voyager is looking at the adjacent spaces around the core telecommunications business working on its intersections with various industries. Voyager is where technology meets life, actively participating in leading edge technology standards, while keeping an eye on what’s possible today.
  • CBS Social Enterprise Asia – 13px; line-height: 19px;”>CBS is a department of the BCYFoundation which assists and develop social entrepreneurs in Asia to grow into strong and profitable enterprises, rooted in the values of citizenship, sustainability and social responsibility (CSR 3.0).
  • Jorge Azurin | Country Manager for Freelancer.com | Tech Entrepreneur | E-commerce Consultant | Publisher | Speaker |
  • Noreen Bautista – 13px; line-height: 19px;”>Social Entrepreneur | Co-founder, Jacinto & Lirio | EntrepsBuildPH – Institute for Social Enterprise Development | TheSparkProject.com | General Manager, CBS Social Enterprise Asia

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