LEAN STARTUP: Check Yo-Self Before U Wreck Yo-Self, Startup Metrics of the Masters

A session at SXSW Interactive 2012

Saturday 10th March, 2012

2:00pm to 3:00pm (CST)

Startup Case Studies' from Airbnb, LivingSocial, HubSpot, & Rally Software on measuring success including lessons learned with pivots, metrics, and growth.

About the speakers

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Joe Zadeh

Lead of Product & Innovation, Airbnb

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Zach Nies

CTO, Rally Software Development

Zach is CTO of Rally Software and AgileZen, the collaboration platforms that allow companies to build great products faster with Agile and Lean practices. Prior to joining Rally, Zach was co-founder of a startup that radically changed how creative professionals managed projects. His company was acquired by publicly-traded Creo, Inc., now a division of Kodak. He also served as Chief Software Architect at Quark, where he provided the technological vision for the company that led the creation of the desktop publishing market. At the age of 13, Zach began commercially publishing software and, at age 16, started a successful consulting business. A Boettcher Scholar, Zach received his BS with distinction in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Colorado. He lives near Boulder, Colorado and enjoys playing golf, mountain biking and spending time with his family.

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Aaron Batalion

CTO/Co-Founder, LivingSocial

Husband, Geek, Entrepreneur, Aaron leads the long-term technical direction and day to day development of LivingSocial’s core products. Prior to LivingSocial, he was Architect at Revolution Health, and led development for Blockbuster's Online Subscription effort. Aaron holds degrees in Computer Science and Japanese from Lehigh University.

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Thomas Korte

Founder, AngelPad

Thomas is the Founder and Managing Partner of AngelPad, a startup mentorship program he launched in 2010 with a team of fellow ex-Googlers. Since then, AngelPad has helped to launch some 37 companies, 31 of which have raised over $25 million in additional funding. Prior, Thomas spent seven years at Google where he was the first international Product Manager and later their first Product Evangelist.

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Dharmesh Shah

Co-Founder & CTO, HubSpot

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Time 2:00pm3:00pm CST

Date Sat 10th March 2012


Salon C, Hilton Austin Downtown

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