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13 May


5/19- MI Lean Startup Conference (Grand Rapids)

May 13, 2011 | By |

Momentum presents

The Michigan Lean Startup Conference

featuring Eric Ries of The Lean Startup

Thursday, May 19th, 8:00 to 5:00

Eberhard Center at GVSU. Grand Rapids, MI

For information and registeration visit

The Lean Startup movement is taking hold in companies both new and established to help entrepreneurs and managers do one important thing: make better, faster business decisions. By testing assumptions earlier, faster, and with more rigor, you can improve your success rate. Bringing principles from lean manufacturing and agile development to the process of innovation, the Lean Startup helps companies succeed in a business landscape riddled with risk.

The Lean Startup Conference is an event designed to unite those interested in what it takes to succeed in building a lean startup. The day long event will give startups, aspiring entrepreneurs, technology professionals, investors, educators and entrepreneurial stakeholders the opportunity to hear insights from national leaders in the lean startup movement and learn what it takes to build a lean startup.


Eric Ries- Startup Lessons Learned

Patrick Vlaskovits & Brant Cooper- The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development

Dan Martell- Strategies for Fast Growth Entrepreneneurs

Rob Walling- Lessons Learned Moving From Developer to Entrepreneur

William Pietri- Agile Focus

Jeffrey Schox- Schox Patent Group

Michael Godwin & Jason Townsend- Resonate Venture Partners

Gagan Palrecha- Chirply

Zach Steindler-

Jeff Epstein- Zferral

Dug Song- Duo Security

Additional speakers to be announced


“The Lean Startup is a disciplined approach to building companies that matter. It’s designed to dramatically reduce the risk associated with bringing a new product to market by building the company from the ground up for rapid iteration and learning. It requires dramatically less capital than older models, and can find profitability sooner. Most importantly, it breaks down the artificial dichotomy between pursuing the company’s vision and creating profitable value. Instead, it harnesses the power of the market in support of the company’s long-term mission”. Eric Ries, creator of the Lean Startup Methodology