Leancamp - Session Ideas

Entrepreneurs, designers, managers, developers, innovators – how can they help you? Leancamp is all about learning from people from other disciplines and different perspectives. It’s a rare opportunity to raise your current challenges and ideas, so that others can help you through them and contribute their knowledge.

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  1. Engagement, Retention, and Churn. Getting your first 1K customers on board.

    Based on my learnings both from working with start-ups as an outside consultant and working in two start-ups (first one acquired) this talk will cover the essence of traction. That is, getting your early users onboard, happy, and engaged.

    Des writes regularly on the Intercom blog (http://blog.intercom.io) on the topics of engagement, retention, churn and customer service.

    25 votes
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    • Getting from concept to revenue in 120 days - how we applied a lean startup approach at Instant Opinion.

      Instant Opinion CEO Aidan Kenny will take you on a run through our first 120 days, how we got from concept to revenue (@instant_opinion) & how we could have done it in 90 days

      12 votes
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      • "Lean and Venture Capital: Ham and Eggs or Chalk and Cheese?"

        Does Lean mean frugal and bootstrapping? Is there a place for Venture Capital in Lean? Brian Caulfield, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and Venture Capitalist will discuss this with the group

        22 votes
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        • What is the role of a Board in a Lean Startup?

          Relook at the role of the Board in early stage technology companies. How should they work ? How do they work ? What should a "lean" Board look like in terms of its composition, its interaction with the executives, its governance role etc?

          9 votes
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          • Fishbowl: Defining and Measuring Experiments

            At our last company one of the things we felt quite challenged with was actually running structured experiments instead of practicing open ended learning.

            I'd like to learn from others how you've defined experiments, from "Lets get 20 people in customer interviews to commit to paying $20/mo" to "We expect a 30% conversion rate to paid from emailing our signup list" to "Changing the call-to-action will result in 5% more sales", etc.

            I'll also share the Validated Learning Board, a Kan-ban based approach for having an Experiment Dashboard we use at Spark59 (based on LSM's work & others).

            19 votes
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            • Presenting your business using the business model canvas

              We're starting to see canvases used in presentations on a regular basis, and just like any other visual tool, it can be used well or poorly. I'd love to present a few tips and tricks I've picked up (for 5 minutes) then have a few founders give it a try (1 minute each!) and have a few investors in the room give quick feedback on how to improve our techniques. We'd probably have room for 3-5 pitches, with feedback, so we can improve our techniques together as we go.

              6 votes
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              • The Buffer Story: 0 to 200k users w/ Lean Marketing @leowid @joelgascoigne

                Leo Widrich & Joel Gascoigne, founders of Buffer, will Skype in to share how they went from idea to paying customer in weeks, and then grew to 200k users in a year. Great guys - they'll share their story and allow us to pick their brains. They always leave Leancampers inspired and with immediate next steps to accelerate their businesses.

                9 votes
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                • Introduction to Lean & Agile Software Development

                  What's the product development side of a lean startup? Let's connect the people who are new to Lean & Agile (including practices such as Scrum, XP and Kanban) with some super experienced practitioners!

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                  • Business Model Canvas & the lean canvas. Let's share experiences & what works for you?

                    I'd like to share experiences around using the business model canvas both the Business Model Innovation & the Lean Canvas as a working tool for brainstorming, exploring and validating different business models, ideas & products. We can share techniques & experiences with the canvases?
                    @marylcronin

                    17 votes
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                    • Great idea vs Market Opportunity

                      Before any inventor or would be entrepreneur starts building their company, they need some to do some solid market research. While some ideas may be 'novel' or 'cool' - its more important that there's actually a market for the product or service. Would like to share my experience on how best to calculate the 'market opportunity value' for any new business opportunity @conormckenna

                      4 votes
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                      • Get your story crisp

                        No startup makes it without a great story.

                        Using the super simple techniqe of free site www.makeitcrisp.com your statup story can shine.

                        With a shiny story you can huild a team, get customers and wow investors.

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                        • guerilla marketing for the Software engineering folks

                          guerilla marketing is great. For a developer to bootstrip it way to sucess. apart from appearence, tone of voice, marketing scripts. Anything else a developer should behave differently?

                          2 votes
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                          • Raising Funds - What are my options?

                            I will look at funding options for entrepreneurs, from bootstrapping, to angel funding, to crowd sourcing to VC funding to grant funding and share our personal experience of these options @raomal

                            16 votes
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                            • Peer-review - how we've been using this scientific method in entrpreneurship for the past 2 years

                              Rob and I will describe Braintrust to you, and share how we use fellow founders as a peer-support and advisory group to help spot opportunities fast, and keep our learning on track.

                              18 votes
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                              • Crafting Presentations that Can't fail

                                If you are an entrepreneur, you know that facing investors and prospects is not easy.
                                But how do you move beyond clarity and create an experience that systematically persuade and inspire change? Do you have ideas and tips? Let's share!

                                12 votes
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                                • I'm wondering how @destraynor's Intercom could be used on @robfitz's whattowrite.org to help improve his funnel...

                                  What To Write actually started out as a workshop, but when people do it online, a smaller percentage complete. What if Rob could chat with those people to find out what's going on? How could Intercom help here?

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Discussion "Atoms are the new bits...." John Maeda

                                    Atoms: Physical Space
                                    Bits: Virtual Space

                                    - 3D printers along with other computer controlled robots have opportunity for us to mash the innovation of the tech entrepreneur with physical retail.

                                    - My co-founders and I have experience working with the avant-guard to push the boundaries on where this will go and therefore founding www.fabsie.com in this space.

                                    @fabsie
                                    @jamesmcbennett

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Innovation Demystified: Tapping into our creatvie core. How to create a personal creativity plan from idea generation to implementation

                                      I will discuss the idea of personal creativity planning. How to come to work with fresh ideas from my book innovation demystified.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • What do the great thinkers say, using this; http://www.slideshare.net/orangemanta/entrepreneurship-book-flower

                                        conversation on some of the books every entrepreneur should read. And that is not only Eric's book.

                                        9 votes
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                                        • Creating power and influence through socail media/blogging

                                          Discussion and opinion sharing on what makes for engaging and influential blog/social media. Examples, case studies, what works, what doesn't how much can this really help your business?

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