Unlock Manila! Lean StartUp Machine

According to Jojy Azurin, Regional Director for Continental Asia for Freelancer.com, only 71 signups are needed to unlock Manila and bring the Lean StartUp Machine program over. 

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Lean StartUp Machine is a workshop that “kicks off with a series of product pitches that help attendees organize into teams. Everyone works on a NEW idea. Each team then develops its problem hypothesis, solution hypothesis and a series of assumptions which are core to the success of the business.”

“Next, each team creates an MVP, or “Minimum Viable Product.” The goal of the MVP test is to “Get Out Of the Building,” speak with real customers and to collect cash or non-cash currency which serves as validation.”

“The process promotes a problem-centric approach to business ideation. By continuously validating and invalidating assumptions, teams are forced to pivot their solution (and even problem) toward a true customer pain; rather than creating a solution and after-the-fact seeking customers with a problem.”

“The event culminates with each team pitching its new solutions and its experience using the process. In this competition the winning team is not selected based on who has the best idea, but instead on which team honors the process and gains the most insights through its pivots.”

Check out the Lean StartUp Machine experience:

Brian Watson – Analyst, Union Square Ventures

Melissa Perri – Project Manager, OpenSky

Source: Lean StartUp Machine

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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

 

Getting Engineers into the Lean Startup Cycle

 

Date: August 20, 2013 at 10:00 am (PDT)

Speakers: Eric RiesDan Milstein

Brought to you by The Lean Startup Conference, this live webcast goes back to our roots with deep information for developers. Featuring a conversation about Lean Startup engineering with Eric Ries and Dan Milstein, one of our most popular speakers last year, the session also includes ample time for live Q&A with attendees.

Reposting from LeanStartUp.co

 

Philippines: Social Business Capital of the World

Flag map of the Philippines

Flag map of the Philippines (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In a casual conversation with Tony Meloto, Gawad Kalinga Founder, he emphatically shared that he wanted the Philippines to be known as the “social business/entrepreneurship capital of the world.” This vision was one of the driving forces behind the recently concluded Global Social Business Summit held at the GK Enchanted Farm in Angat, Bulacan just last October 2-5, 2013.

 

Day’s after (Oct. 8), BBC.com publised “Philippines: The Innoation drive that turned social” written by Jonathan Calan. The article mentions how several of the initiatives currently being incubated at IdeaSpace have a decidedly ‘social’ ‘for the good of many’ slant vs. the typical profit, money making motive. The article notes Philippine Social StartUps like LifeTudlo, Mirand, and Bantay.ph.

While not in the technology space (in today’s buzzword sense), the international recognition garnered in the past few years by social startups Human Nature and Rags2Riches cannot also be discounted. More to come? Possibly so in both the startup and social startup scene.

 

In the framework of lean startup, we call this LEAN IMPACT.

 

Lean Impact is About:

  • Figuring out what creates real impact and discarding what doesn’t
  • Shortening the time in the “create – measure – learn” cycle
  • Measuring the things that matter
  • Operating with fewer wasted resources
  • Leveraging forward-thinking technologies to achieve our goals
  • Gathering continual feedback from our community
  • Adapting funding sources to foster innovation
  • Creating a culture that sees failure as a learning that brings us closer to a solution
  • Encouraging agility in the social sector
  • Eliminating mission creep influenced by funding

Source: http://www.leanimpact.org

Do you want to help the Philippines? Are you a social entrepreneur? Then maybe the Philippines as a Social Business Capital of the World is not a far off vision

 

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 – Guita Gopalan, LSManila Organizer

 

Applying Lean StartUp Globally

Beyond Silicon Valley: Applying Lean Startup Around the Globe

Speakers: Kevin DewaltJustin Wilcox, and Takashi Tsutsumi

Entrepreneurs outside Silicon Valley – including those in other countries – face unique challenges in successfully applying Lean Startup techniques to their businesses. To help you address those challenges, international Lean Startup experts Kevin Dewalt, Takashi Tsutsumi and Justin Wilcox will come together for a candid conversation. Their discussion will be followed by live Q&A with the webcast attendees, so come with your questions in mind.

Reposting from LeanStartUp.co

LearningOpp: Failing Forward Conference (Oct 11 2013)

Stop being afraid of failure and start embracing it!

Join the Failing Forward Conference on October 11, 2013

Overview

Failing Forward is an inspirational keynote conference, breaking through the stigma associated with failure in entrepreneurship. It’s not so much a celebration of failure in itself, but rather a recognition that most (if not all) of the major successes today have been preceded by a number of mistakes, failures and lessons learned – which can come in many shapes and forms.

We are putting successful entrepreneurs, but also people from other disciplines and sectors, on stage to tell an honest tale about the hardship that paved their road to success and how they overcame that, sharing their lessons learned for others to prevent the same mistakes, but also to show that people who have met failure deserve a second (or third) chance because they will have grown from them.

The Failing Forward Conference will discuss the following questions:

  • Why do entrepreneurs fail? What cause entrepreneurs to make mistake and fall?
  • What is so good about failure? What do we learn from failing?
  • How do you deal with failure?
  • How can you turn failure into success by analyzing your defeat?
  • How do you learn mistakes from others as much as possible?
  • Where do you go from here? How do you use failing experience for your benefit?

Roster of Speakers:

  1. Chinkee Tan
  2. Jayson Lo
  3. Boris Juaquin
  4. Brian Quebengco

For more information Contact: (+632) 491 6200 and visit www.yesphilippines.org

 

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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Opportunity: I am a Changemaker

SOURCE: British Council Philippines

I AM A CHANGEMAKER

Social Enterprise Ideation Camp

Are you up for the challenge?

We’re looking for a new breed of individuals with a passion to transform and challenge the way things have been done through social enterprise.

You can be anybody – an artist, a student, a designer, a public servant, an engineer… etc! The camp is open to social entrepreneurs and to those who are just considering becoming one.

What’s important is your vision to change the world around you.

Get ready for 7 days of learning, inspiration and fun!

What’s on offer?

The Changemaker Camp is dedicated to developing your creative side while offering a space to exchange, foster thinking and collaborate on ideas.

We aim to stimulate young people’s networks – to inspire and encourage creativity and provide an outlet for ideas. We believe that ideas cannot happen in isolation and collaboration via networks can bring together the right mix of people, skills and experiences needed to turn ideas into reality.

The 7 day camp will include training sessions on social enterprise, field visits and case studies of existing social enterprises and talks from social entrepreneurs in the country. The 7 day camp will be facilitated by both local and British trainers who have a wealth of knowledge and experience with young people and social enterprises.

At the end of the camp, participants are given a real world exercise on pitching their ideas to a diverse panel of judges who will decide on the 5 best social enterprise ideas. The top 5 will be given seed funding to turn those ideas into a viable social enterprise.

A total of Php 500,000 is up for grabs!

How do you join?

It’s simple. Filipinos, 18 – 28 years old, can apply as an individual or as part of a 2 member team. Teams may exceed 2 members but the camp will only accept up to 2 representatives from the team.You need to submit a 2 minute video along with a completed application form. The application form is downloadable here. Email your application form to changemaker@britishcouncil.org.ph on or before 16 September 2013 .

 Click here to read the Application FAQs and video instructions

 Download the General Terms and Conditions here

The British Council upholds the value of Equal Opportunity and Diversity. We highly encourage minority groups to apply.

For enquiries, please call or contact:Telephone +63 (2) 555 3000

Email: changemaker@britishcouncil.org.ph

 

Four myths about the Lean Startup

by Eric Reis, author of the Lean Startup on his blog StartupLessonsLearned.com

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. Lean Startups waste less money, because they use a disciplined approach to testing new products and ideas. Lean, when used in the context of lean startup, refers to a process of building companies and products using lean manufacturing principles applied to innovation. That process involves rapid hypothesis testing, validated learning about customers, and a disciplined approach to product development.

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