Eric Ries is coming to Austin on June 3rd to speak to Texchange about lean startups. Eric was recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the best young entrepreneurs in tech. He is also author of the blog Startup Lessons Learned. He was also the co-founder and CTO of IMVU. Texchange events are normally for members only, but for this event if you are an entrepreneur or tech company executive, you can get a special $35 rate by emailing Ashley. That includes dinner, and there will be a cash bar during the networking portion beforehand, which is tremendous.
Date: Wednesday June 3rd, 6pm – 8pm
Where: Austin Country Club
Title: The Lean Startup – A Disciplined Approach to Imagining, Designing, and Building New Companies
Description: The current macroeconomic climate presents unparalleled opportunities for those that can thrive with constrained resources. The Lean Startup is a practical approach for creating and managing a new breed of company that excels in low-cost experimentation, rapid iteration, and true customer insight. It uses principles of agile software development, open source and web 2.0, and lean manufacturing to guide the creation of technology businesses that create disruptive innovation.
This presentation will empower entrepreneurs and managers to:
- Identify a profitable business model faster and cheaper than your competitors.
- Continuously discover what customers want to buy before building or making follow-on investments in new features.
- Ship new software at a dizzying pace: multiple times a day while improving quality and lowering costs.
- Build a company-wide culture of decision-making based on real facts, not opinions.
In this presentation, serial entrepreneur Eric Ries will share practical solutions based in his work building IMVU to more than 25 million members worldwide and his experiences consulting to more than a dozen technology startups.