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Lessons Learned

Eric Ries (Lessons Learned)
Location: Ballroom I - II
Please note: This and all other keynotes will be live streamed and recorded.
Presentations: Eric Ries Presentation [PDF],
Eric Ries Presentation 1 [PPTX]
Average rating: ****.
(4.32, 41 ratings)

Keynote by Eric Ries, creator of the Lean Startup methodology and author of the popular entrepreneurship blog Startup Lessons Learned.

About the book
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. In this presentation, author and serial entrepreneur Eric Ries will share practical solutions based in his work building IMVU to more than 25 million members worldwide and his experiences consulting to more than a dozen technology startups.

Eric’s upcoming book, The Lean Startup is available to be pre-ordered on his website:

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Eric Ries

Lessons Learned

Eric Ries is an entrepreneur and author of the New York Times bestseller “The Lean Startup” and the popular entrepreneurship blog Startup Lessons Learned.

He co-founded and served as CTO of IMVU, his third startup. In 2007, BusinessWeek named him one of the Best Young Entrepreneurs of Tech. In 2009, he was honored with a TechFellow award in the category of Engineering Leadership. He serves on the advisory board of a number of technology startups, and has consulted to new and established companies as well as venture capital firms. He is currently serving as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Harvard Business School and a Fellow for IDEO, the design consulting firm.

His Lean Startup methodology has been written about in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Business Review, the Huffington Post, and many blogs. He lives in San Francisco.

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Chidhanandham Arunachalam
05/18/2011 7:14am EDT

Good Content! Great Presentation!

Damon Clinkscales
05/17/2011 8:29pm EDT

Great content and presentation.

Adrian Cuadros
05/17/2011 7:04pm EDT

Awesome talk, was waiting for it to be a bit longer, but I really liked it.

Charles Feduke
05/17/2011 6:43pm EDT

An excellent speaker and a great presentation.

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Steven Soroka
05/17/2011 4:17pm EDT

Great speaker, entertaining and inspiring. :D