Free mentoring on your idea 1x per week from the time you buy a ticket until the event in September.
Also thanks to The Knight Foundation.
BEST PITCH WALKS OUT WITH A HUNDRED BUCKS and 5 mentors help whenever needed for 6 months.
Join Adam Berk on Wed, September 3 at 6:00PM for a highly interactive pitch night, with a twist! Instead of pitching your idea or solution, you’ll pitch the problem you’re solving and the customer / beneficiary you’re solving it for. That’s right, NO SOLUTIONS. Taking a cue from the Socratic Method, this all-engaging, progressive learning process will rile you up while making you think about your idea in a different way. The participants are the audience, the pitchers are the participants, and the audience is the judge. Feedback from the Peanut Gallery, please!
As dreamers, change makers and entrepreneurs, it is easy to get inspired by the next big idea and to want to jump right into building it. All too often, we’re driven by our idea for a solution and don’t take pause to do due diligence and really understand the problem we’re solving, and for whom. Does your solution address a real problem experienced by real people? Our People Problem Pitch event will guide you through the process of distilling your pitch to the essentials- problem and customer. This process is informed by Lean Startup methodologies, but will be far from dogmatic and far from traditional. Learning as we go, the the audience/participants will be taking over as the coaches- taking the words from our Lean Guru Adam’s mouth and shouting out feedback that moves the presenter closer to the problem at hand.
* Please note that Due to the participatory nature of this event, attendance will be capped at 50 people. To ensure your spot, we highly recommend registering in advance * Lean Startup is a trademark owned by Eric Ries
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6:00-6:30 PM – Doors Open, Arrive
6:30-8:00 PM – Pitch & Participate
8:30-9:00 PM – Networking
LEAN STARTUPS AND FATTY STONE CRABS STARTS AT 830 AT MONTY’s (separate ticket required)
A lean entrepreneur and lean teacher, Adam Berk (@adamberk) travels the world mentoring, teaching, consulting and coaching teams and individuals at places like KauffmanLabs, TechPeaks, Bizdom, TurkishWIN, FastForward Ramallah, AOL, ESPN, NEWSCORP, AMEX. He teaches start-up entrepreneurs and enterprise innovators how to apply Lean Startup methodologies in order to minimize waste, reduce risk, and ultimately succeed more quickly. In so doing, he helps people design and test strategies for customer development by challenging them to think of the problem first and the solution second.
Adam had built his first start-up backwards and used the methods he has been teaching to build his second start-up forwards. Whereas, he had minimal revenue from neighborrow for the first 5 years, he had revenue from photogether on day one. Not the first day he launched, the first day he started working on it. (Guess which one was lean)
Adam’s recent speaking and teaching events:
Stl, USA June 14
Trento, Italy May 14
Belgrade, Serbia May 14
This event is for early stage founders who want to embrace the notion of hypothesis driven start-ups (Lean). If you want to learn the importance of solving a problem for a customer and understanding how to run experiments to avoid building a product with no demand, please join us. Likewise, if you believe that “build it and they will come” is a flawed method of value creation and experimentation, and that accelerating customer understanding and need is more important than accelerating your pitch ability, we are in “intentional community creation mode”. Join us as well to help entrepreneurs in South Florida focus on solving problems, running experiments and ultimately being more successful and innovating faster.