Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Speaking with Steve Blank at startup2startup; webcast on May 1; other upcoming events

Just wanted to give everyone a heads-up that I'll be appearing on stage with Steve Blank tomorrow, April 30th, at the startup2startup event in Palo Alto. For more info, you can read the event description here. We'll be attempting some new material, so should be an interesting event.

As a reminder, on Friday, May 1 I'll be doing a free webcast with O'Reilly at 10am PT: "How to Build a Lean Startup, step-by-step." Although the event is free, it does require advance registration.

Later in May, I have a few events coming up. The first is a panel at TiEcon on May 15. I'll be moderating a panel on "Building an Internet Company for $50K." Then, on Thursday May 21, I'll be on the HP campus for a SIPA event that is open to the public; you can register here. And, of course, there's the all-day Lean Startup Workshop on May 29th in San Francisco. This is already mostly sold-out due to pre-orders from the customer validation survey (!), but I am investigating if we can accommodate any additional spots. If you're interested, please make sure to take the survey and then drop me an email to let me know.

For those of you in Austin, I'm currently working on a series of events there in early June. I'll have more details once it's confirmed, but mark your calendars for a likely TeXchange event the evening of June 3. I'm also going to meet with a few companies and VC's for some one-on-one and small-group consulting; if you're interested in something like that, please get in touch.

I'm doing my best to keep up with the current requests for speaking, so please don't be offended if you've written and I haven't gotten back to you. If you know people who might like to host or help organize events, I'm currently working on trips to Boston, New York, another trip to Vancouver, and even some possible events in Europe (around ├średev). Please drop me a line if you might be able to help.

Lastly, as always, if you do attend one of these events please come say hello. It's always great to meet and hear feedback from readers. Thank you all so much.


  1. A video recording of the startup2startup event is up on ustream here:

  2. Great job at Startup2Startup yesterday!

    And thanks for your advice on the importance of just measuring a few key metrics (pick the top 5 business metrics) as opposed to measuring everything under the sun (which was my natural inclination before.)

    At first we were stressed out thinking that we were missing something important. But when we got used to the idea, it was actually liberating. Instead of feeling the pressure of "missing" something else that we should be analyzing, it forced us to look at the bigger picture at all times, and we've actually caught and reacted to a few things much faster.

    Next step - move beyond Surveymonkey and chat with our members! I'm actually looking forward to that. :)

  3. Will the webinar be posted online later?? I came in late and missed the first half.

  4. Just wanted to say thank you for your presentation at - it's so valuable for all startups, us included :)