Lean Startup Conference
|When:||Conference: Thursday, May 5th, 2011 Tutorials: Friday, May 6th, 2011|
|Where:||Hilton Vancouver Airport 5911 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada (three blocks from the Canada line) Tel: 1-604-273-6336 Fax: 1-604-273-6337|
|Registration is now closed.|
The Next Big Thing Competition
All of the profiles that we received were displayed during the networking session, and attendees used coloured stickies to vote for their favourite company description in the The Next Big Thing competition. Congratulations, and a cheque for $1,000 go to Contractuallyfor receiving the most votes.
About the Conference
|Who should attend?||Anyone who is:
|Agenda||Check out the session details on the Conference Agenda page.|
|Tutorials||Attend one or more of the Conference Tutorials to get more in-depth coverage of selected topics.|
|Speakers||Speakers who were welcomed at the conference were: Ash Maurya, Rob Walling, Brant Cooper, Patrick Vlaskovits, Rishi Dean, Owen Rogers and Steve Jones. You can read more details about them on our Speakers page.|
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What is Lean Startup all about?
According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lean_Startup): Lean Startup is a set of processes used by entrepreneurs to develop products and markets, combining Agile Software Development, Customer Development, and existing software platforms, (usually FOSS). Lean Startup initially advocates the creation of rapid prototypes designed to test market assumptions, and uses customer feedback to evolve them much faster than via more traditional software engineering practices, such as the Waterfall model. It is not uncommon to see Lean Startups release new code to production multiple times a day, often using a practice known as Continuous Deployment. Lean Startup is sometimes described as Lean Thinking applied to the entrepreneurial process. A central tenet of Lean Thinking is to reduce waste. Lean Startup processes use Customer Development to reduce waste by increasing the frequency of contact with real customers, therefore testing and avoiding incorrect market assumptions as early as possible. This approach attempts to improve on historical entrepreneurial tactics by reducing the work required to assess assumptions about the market, and to decrease the time it takes a business to find market traction. This is referred to as Minimum Viable Product.