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Eric Ries (Co-founder of IMVU / Author & Founder of “The Lean Startup”) is sought after worldwide for the methodology he advocates for both startups and large companies. In this session, Eric explains why most startups fail, how The Lean Startup has revolutionized entrepreneurship, and what you can do TODAY to improve your odds of building a game-changing product. Then you’ll hear case studies on Lean Building from folks who’ve iterated the hell out of their products…and won.
Who will win the King of the Apps Showdown? YOU DECIDE! Play judge alongside Robert Scoble, Eric Ries, Dave McClure, Bill Boebel, and Stacey Higginbotham for a startup showdown. The winner gets $10,000 in cash & prizes, provided by the awesome folks at Rackspace.
Dave McClure debuts ‘Startup Metrics for Pirates: The Sequel’ – it’s your chance to better understand design, distribution, and proper use of expletives. Following Dave’s talk, you’ll get to hear case studies from some of the most effective ‘Lean UX’ designers and developers this side of the Mississippi. This session is sponsored by 500 Start Ups.
The difference between success and failure is your ability to pivot – fast. Learn how to more quickly recognize the signs of a pivot point, and how to pull the trigger when it counts. This session is sponsored by 500 Start Ups.
Steve Blank is one of the world’s leading experts on entrepreneurship – nab a seat if you’re lucky and get the inside track on what it takes to be a NextGen Entrepreneur, how company-building is changing, and how you need to up your competitive edge. This session is sponsored by 500 Start Ups.
Thousands of users isn’t cool. Know what’s cool? MILLIONS OF USERS. Jeff Smith (CEO, Smule) gives us a look inside Smule, a company has produced hit after hit of #1 apps. Following Jeff, we’ll hear from Farbood Nivi on the success of Grockit, and what it takes to go from concept to legend. This session is sponsored by 500 Start Ups.
11th–15th March 2011