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ABOUT THE EVENT What can you expect in 24h.
Startup Drill is an intensive training where you will learn to apply Lean Startup tools in a structured way.
During Startup Drill, you will learn how to save resources spent on building products nobody wants, and focus on building something people want. And have fun on the way!
It is helpful for all of you who:
- know that there is a problem which needs a solution, but don’t know where to start;
- are afraid to start or already started but failed, and;
- for those who don’t have the idea at the moment, but are curious and enthusiastic about entrepreneurship.
You might have heard about Lean Startup methodology based on the Build-Measure-Learn principle, well known from the Lean Startup initiated by Eric Ries? Do you know how to apply it? Why problem hypotheses are important and how to correctly define them? Do you know who are your early adopters, why they matter and how to find them? Have you heard about the customer development methodology? Do you know how to manage a customer development process? What is the difference between qualitative and quantitative customer experiments and how do you measure their success? How can you tell the difference between correct and incorrect customer interviews and why does that matter? Is the product you have been developing for the last 6 months an MVP? Would it be better to use the Concierge or The Wizard of Oz method?
After 24 hours of Lean Startup Drill, you will master all of the above skills and feel ready to apply it to every future idea, project or startup!
The main value every participant has to get is to learn how to test ideas and how to fit their product into customers’ expectations so one can reach product/market fit as an ultimate goal.
Startup Drill Principles Validation loop as the base of the program.
Startup Drill methodology, based on Lean Startup principles, pushes you to gather more insights on customers and their problems, needs and wishes using well prepared offline and online experiments executed in a tight timeframe within a team. You are encouraged to experiment until you reach a status of problem/solution fit; in other words, when customers validate your problem solution as a product they will actually pay for.
Teams Are created of previously unknown people with different backgrounds who work together on validation of the problem and learn along the way.
Teams are formed around the problem pitches. You have an option to pitch a problem you would like to solve for the customers and become a startup founder or you can pick another team based on your preferences.
Mentors Are here to guide your through your Lean Startup experiments.
Startup Drill Mentors are experienced Lean Startup practitioners; they have founded, managed and mentored startups. They have experienced all the obstacles you will confront and are here so you can overcome it faster. Mentors will guide you through the process and help to implement the methodology on your problem/solution quest.
Another level of training Short sets of lectures on theory, followed by real life application and mentor’s coaching give the most effective results you can imagine.
Startup Drill is not just an event, it is the full experience and learning method! You will experience another level of entrepreneurial education modeled after the U.S. Marine Corps.
Learn, apply, get feedback, correct mistakes and apply again. That’s how winners are created!
To join Startup Drill you don’t need any previous knowledge, as we will make sure to give you all the basics upfront so you can catch up with your team from minute one.
After you register for the Startup Drill event you will receive credentials to access the edu.leanstartupdrill special e-learning platform. After short readings, you will pass the test and you are ready to attend the event to get the most out of it.
Program Starts on Monday at 11:00AM with a networking event where you will be able to find future teammates. Below you will find detailed program.
Participants saying about us! This moves us forward!
„The whole story about setting assumptions and testing them through face to face contact with customers proved to be the perfect method with which we made big progress. The mentors who took us through the whole process are amazing people and they contribute to the positive experience of the whole event.”
``The Experience, networking, new knowledge base and practical skills that I have gained during the Startup Drill are priceless. In 24 hours, the mentors and lectures helped us reach our full potential.``
„Interesting people with an 'I can do it' attitude, dedicated mentors, finely exposed lectures and case study support - all recommended to anyone aspiring to improve their inner entrepreneur. When you have a chance - apply without giving it a second thought!”
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