Lean Startup Day @ MaRSDD
Monday, December 9, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM (EST)
Register now for the second annual Lean Startup Day @ MaRSDD!
Join us for a full day on everything LEAN!
The lean startup methodology applies to every stage of building and launching your company. This is your chance to learn from, discuss and interact with Toronto's vibrant startup community. You can't miss this!
8:30 - 9:00 – Registration, breakfast + networking
9:00 - 9:15 – Opening remarks
9:15 - 10:00 – Presentation: Building an Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
10:00 - 11:00 – Lean canvas workshop with Joseph Wilson, MaRS' Senior Strategist, Education
11:00 - 11:45 – Meet the lean entrepreneurs' panel
11:45 - 12:00 – Lunch/networking break
Noon - 9:00 pm – Livestreaming of the Lean Startup Conference from San Francisco, CA.
About the Lean Startup Conference
On December 9-11, the biggest names in the Lean Startup world, plus dozens of terrific speakers you don’t know with must-hear advice, and more than a thousand entrepreneurs will gather at The Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco. MaRS was named an official simulcast partner for Toronto and will stream Day One (Dec. 9) of the event from the MaRS auditorium.
Brimming with founder stories you’ve never heard, fresh case studies and in-depth expert advice you can use immediately, the conference delivers advanced lessons in entrepreneurship.
Whether you’re new to Lean Startup methods or have been putting these practices to use in your organization, this event promises to educate and inform. The Lean Startup Conference brings together leaders from startups, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations to share lessons for building innovative lean organizations. More than 70 entrepreneurs will share their first-hand experiences, including:
- Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner at Andreessen Horowitz
- Kent Beck from Facebook, expert on product development, and a creator of Agile programming
- Cindy Alvarez, head of user experience and product design for Yammer (a Microsoft company)
- Steve Blank, serial entrepreneur, author, lecturer at Stanford
- Catherine Bracy, Code for America’s director of organizing and engagement
- Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup
“Lean Startup isn't about being cheap but is about being less wasteful and still doing things that are big.”
Want to watch Day 2 of the livestream at CSI?
WatrHub Inc. is an award-winning data & analytics company that delivers actionable intelligence for the Water Industry to enable faster and more confident decision making. WatrHub’s platform enables users to extract insights and track analytics from diverse data sources, including internal databases, spreadsheets, public-domain records, and 3rd party online and offline sources, in any format. http://www.watrhub.com for more details.
When & Where
MaRS Discovery District, Social Innovation Generation & Ashoka Canada present
MaRS (www.marsdd.com) is a large scale, mission driven innovation centre located in Toronto and networked across Ontario, focused on building Canada’s next generation of technology companies.
MaRS works closely with entrepreneurs to grow and scale their ventures into global market leaders in life sciences and health care, information, communications and entertainment technologies, cleantech, advanced materials and engineering, as well as innovative social purpose businesses.
Social Innovation Generation (SiG) (www.sigeneration.ca) is a collaborative partnership founded by The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the University of Waterloo, the MaRS Discovery District, and the PLAN Institute. Our ultimate goal is to support whole system change through changing the broader economic, cultural and policy context in Canada to allow social innovations to flourish.
Ashoka (canada.ashoka.org) is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs – individuals with system-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Ashoka is redefining the global citizen sector by creating a system of collaborative entrepreneurship. Connecting the work of individual social entrepreneurs to business, academic and public sector partners, they create a network effect driving the sector forward and developing new solutions to global problems.