Bernhard Kappe - The lean startup circlePresentation Transcript
Great Conference.Now Get Out of the Building!
It’s not so easy
Recent Chicago LSC Talks• May: Mike Sands - BrightTag & Orbitz• April - Marketing in the Lean Startup• March - Ira Weiss - Hyde Park Angels• February - George Deeb of iExplore• January - Incubator Alumni• December - Customer Acquisition and Retention• November - Carl Ledbetter - Pelion Ventures• November - Brant Cooper & Patrick Vlaskovits• October - Troy Henikoff - Excelerate Labs & SurePayroll• September - Mike Evans - GrubHub
The Five Minute Lean Startup An Introduction Bernhard Kappe Founder/CEO Pathfinder Software
LSC MembersMigrationBox. Our co-organizer Eduardo Fernandez and his company took partin TechStars New York, and will have some big announcements soon.FutureSimple. Uzi Shmilovici and Gary Gebenlian. Closed a $1.1 million round inFebruary and are ramping up their office here in Chicago.GrubWithUs. Eddy Lu and Daishin Saganos social dining startup participated inYCombinator Winter 2011 and just closed a $1.6 million first round fromAndreessen Horowitz, First Round Capital and others.MidVentures - Geoff Domoracki and Jonathan Paskys consulting firm pivotedinto creating and running conferences, helped by the fact that theyre really good atit. Techweek this July looks to be the biggest tech conference Chicago has everseen, and an exciting model to be taken to other places.A Space Apart - Jason Goodrichs company, a location based social mediaplatform, was accepted in this summers Excelerate Labs. Well also be piloting the
But That’s Chicago
You have to create that network, not wait for it to happen. Density and quality is what’s important.
Building Community• Don’t Go it Alone• Use Meetup• Consistency - Meet Every Month• Programming• Reach Out and Help Out• Market
Good Luck!Now Get Out of the Building!(Let me know if you need help) firstname.lastname@example.org @bernhardkappe linkedin.com/in/bernhardkappe