The Lean Startup Conference

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December 9 - 11, 2013 San Francisco, CA

Webcasts

All webcasts are free and require pre-registration.


At A Glance

Past:

Where Cloud Infrastructure Meets Lean Startup, sponsored by Rackspace

Speakers: Eric Ries and Wayne Walls

Applying Lean Startup to Enterprise Product Development Practices, sponsored by Modus Create

Speakers: Eric Ries and Patrick Sheridan

Testing Lean Startup in Education

Speakers: Diane Tavenner, Steven Hodas, and Sarah Milstein

Putting the “Lean” in Lean Startup

Speakers: Eric Ries, John Shook

A Conversation with Kent Beck and Eric Ries

Speakers: Kent Beck and Eric Ries

Lean Impact: Implementing Lean Startup in Mission-driven Organizations

Speakers: Christie George, Akash Trivedi

Lean Analytics for Non-tech Companies

Speakers: Alistair Croll, Ben Yoskovitz

Lean Startup for Growing Companies

Speakers: Eric Ries, Ari Gesher, Wyatt Jenkins

Lean Enterprise: Bringing Lean to Established Companies

Speakers: Eric Ries, Brant Cooper, and Patrick Vlaskovits

Beyond Silicon Valley: Applying Lean Startup Around the Globe

Speakers: Kevin Dewalt, Justin Wilcox, and Takashi Tsutsumi

Getting Engineers into the Lean Startup Cycle

Speakers: Eric Ries, Dan Milstein

Listen to the webcast recording here.

Watch our past webcasts:

Where Cloud Infrastructure Meets Lean Startup, sponsored by Rackspace

See webcast video here.

Date: January 17, 2014, 11:00 am – 11:45 am PST

Speakers: Eric Ries and Wayne Walls

Join Eric Ries and Wayne Walls for a conversation about using cloud infrastructure to support Lean Startup practices. This discussion will help developers and executives learn how to turn cloud technologies into tangible returns with rapid experiments and other proven Lean Startup methods. Come with your questions, as the webcast includes live Q&A with attendees.

Applying Lean Startup to Enterprise Product Development Practices, sponsored by Modus Create

See webcast video here.

Date: January 13, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM PST

Speakers: Eric Ries and Pat Sheridan

Join Eric Ries and Pat Sheridan for a conversation about how Lean Startup methodologies combine with Agile principles to get innovation off the whiteboard and into your product portfolio. This webcast addresses management issues, identities best practices for team structure and collaboration, and goes through real-world lessons. Come with your questions, as the webcast includes live Q&A with attendees.

Testing Lean Startup in Education

Listen to podcast here.

Date: November 21, 2013, 9:00am – 10:00am PST

Speakers: Diane Tavenner (@summitps), Steven Hodas (@stevenhodas) and Sarah Milstein (@SarahM)

Slow product cycles, massive bureaucracy, customers with conflicting interests–those are just a few of the challenges facing leaders in the education sector. And none of those conditions would seem to support Lean Startup principles. But sectors with the most entrenched systems often need innovation the most, and we’re impressed with the work Steven Hodas and Diane Tavenner have done to apply Lean Startup methods in New York and California schools, respectively. Join us for a webcast conversation about what’s worked and what hasn’t. Their conversation will be followed by live Q&A with the webcast attendees, so come with your questions in mind.

This webcast is produced by The Lean Startup Conference, December 9 – 11 in San Francisco.

Putting the “Lean” in Lean Startup

See webcast video here.

Date: November 18, 2013, 10:00am – 10:40am PST

Speakers: Eric Ries and John Shook

Although people sometimes think the “lean” part of Lean Startup refers to bootstrapping a company, it actually refers to the lean production systems pioneered decades ago by Toyota. John Shook, CEO of the Lean Enterprise Institute–the MIT spinoff that resulted from the research that coined the term “lean”–will join Eric for a conversation on the origins of the idea, how it relates to Lean Startup practices today and how understanding the connection can make your company’s approach much more profitable. More than just a theoretical discussion, this webcast will include deep insights for advanced entrepreneurs. John and Eric’s conversation will be followed by live Q&A with the webcast attendees, so come with your questions in mind.

This webcast is produced by The Lean Startup Conference, December 9 – 11 in San Francisco.

A Conversation with Kent Beck and Eric Ries

See webcast video here.

Date: November 14, 2013, 1:00pm – 2:00pm PST

Speakers: Eric Ries and Kent Beck (@KentBeck)

Few people have as much insight as Kent Beck–a creator of Agile software development–into how product teams work, and how they can work better. In this webcast conversation, Kent and Eric Ries will talk about change: how to make your work more valuable as a product team leader or team member, and what succeeds and fails in getting people to adopt new ideas. This session is most directly relevant for engineering teams but will also have useful ideas for any product group. Kent and Eric’s conversation will be followed by live Q&A with the webcast attendees, so come with your questions in mind.

This webcast is produced by The Lean Startup Conference, December 9 – 11 in San Francisco.

Lean Impact: Implementing Lean Startup in Mission-driven Organizations

See webcast video here.

Date: November 5, 2013 at 10:00am PST

Speakers: Christie George, Akash Trivedi

Lean Startup ideas are being applied more and more often in non-profits, B-corps and other mission-driven organizations. As the ideas have spread in this world, they’ve come to be known as Lean Impact, and best practices are emerging. In this webcast, Christie George of New Media Ventures and Akash Trivedi of Kiva.org will discuss key Lean Impact approaches. Their conversation will be followed by live Q&A with the webcast attendees, so come with your questions in mind.

Lean Analytics for Non-tech Companies

See webcast video here.

Date: October 25, 2013 at 10:00am PDT

Speakers: Alistair Croll, Ben Yoskovitz

A key concept in Lean Startup is the Build-Measure-Learn loop. But what if you don’t know what to measure? All companies face challenges in determining useful metrics, but non-tech companies often have fewer benchmarks than their tech counterparts. In this free webcast, analytics experts Alistair Croll and Ben Yoskovitz will discuss practical approaches to the this problem. Their conversation will be followed by live Q&A with the webcast attendees, so come with your questions in mind.

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Lean Startup for Growing Companies

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Date: October 22, 2013 at 10am PDT

Speakers: Eric Ries, Ari Gesher, Wyatt Jenkins

Lean Startup methods are obviously applicable among young companies and teams that are looking to reduce uncertainty for new products. Once you’ve hit product-market fit, though, it’s tempting to shift out of the learning mode and focus fully on execution. But that invites a boom-and-bust cycle and prevents maturing organizations from finding steady sources of growth. In this webcast for advanced entrepreneurs, Eric Ries will talk with Palantir’s Ari Gesher and Shutterstock’s Wyatt Jenkins about the challenges of scaling a learning organization. Their discussion will be followed by live Q&A with the webcast attendees, so come with your questions in mind.

Lean Enterprise: Bringing Lean to Established Companies

See webcast video here.

Date: October 8, 2013 at 10:00am PDT

Speakers: Eric Ries, Brant Cooper, and Patrick Vlaskovits

Lean Startup techniques aren’t just for young companies. In fact, they’ve been profitably applied in established companies like Intuit, GE, and Toyota. But there are particular challenges in bringing Lean Startup to enterprise corporations, and they aren’t always obvious. In this webcast, Eric Ries, Brant Cooper and Patrick Vlaskovits – all of whom have worked closely with Fortune 500 companies – will discuss some of the most common mistakes and paths to success that established firms can take in implementing Lean Startup methods. Their conversation will be followed by live Q&A with the webcast attendees, so come with your questions in mind.

Beyond Silicon Valley: Applying Lean Startup Around the Globe

See webcast video here.

Date: September 24, 2013 at 6:00pm PDT (9:00am China Standard Time on Sept 25)

Speakers: Kevin Dewalt, Justin Wilcox, and Takashi Tsutsumi

Entrepreneurs outside Silicon Valley – including those in other countries – face unique challenges in successfully applying Lean Startup techniques to their businesses. To help you address those challenges, international Lean Startup experts Kevin Dewalt, Takashi Tsutsumi and Justin Wilcox will come together for a candid conversation. Their discussion will be followed by live Q&A with the webcast attendees, so come with your questions in mind.

Getting Engineers into the Lean Startup Cycle

See webcast video here.

Date: August 20, 2013 at 10:00 am (PDT)

Speakers: Eric Ries, Dan Milstein

Brought to you by The Lean Startup Conference, this live webcast goes back to our roots with deep information for developers. Featuring a conversation about Lean Startup engineering with Eric Ries and Dan Milstein, one of our most popular speakers last year, the session also includes ample time for live Q&A with attendees.