Every single thing that ever changed the world was once an inkling of an idea in the back of someone’s head. Facebook, Twitter and Google were once ideas that came out of dorm rooms and garages. Companies like SpaceX which has privatised space, Planetary Resources which is planning on mining asteroids and Tesla with their gorgeous electric cars were once similar to the crazy ideas that you have. But Ideas themselves do not change the world; you have to breathe life into them.
“A man may die, Nations may rise and fall, but an Idea lives on” – John F Kennedy
An Idea which is not put to good use is nothing but a useless fleeting thought and sooner or later somebody else will come up with it. So, take a stand, make your idea work, and bring it to life. With the advent of internet and social networking, things that only Governments were capable of, is now under grasping distance of a few highly motivated individuals.
Are you ready to make your mark on the world? Have an Idea but you don’t know where to begin?Lean Startup Macine is here to give you a hand and show you the way. Lean Startup Machine is a world famous organisation that conducts workshops for budding entrepreneurs and innovators on how to build disruptive products. It conducts hundreds of workshops in 40 different cities across the globe; from Washington DC to Tokyo and for the first time they are here in India.
Lean Startup Machine is launching their first ever workshop in India at Bangalore. This is your chance to hear from the bigshots of the industry and meet some of India’s celebrated entrepreneurs. Also, you will be among your kin, the aspiring CEOs full of crazy ideas and unquenchable energy. This is the place to crusade for your cause, perfect time to find some mentors and impress people to invest in your Idea. It is a three day workshop that starts on the 19th of April at 6.00pm and goes on till 6.30pm of the 21st of April. It is on a weekend, therefore your boring boss doesn’t have to know about it; but you might have a strong urge to quit your job once the weekend is over.
We were lucky enough to catch one of the Founding Organisers of the event off guard; he himself is a budding CEO of his newly launched startup Payd. Here is my little chat with Kannan Nambiar.
Who is this workshop for? To whom will you recommend this?
Lean Startup Machine is for anyone who's interested in building a big company out of nothing. Not everyone who walks in has an idea, but it's definitely a plus point. Those with the ideas form groups, and others join. They work together. The experience is for everyone to have.
Can you explain the whole workshop to startup noobs like me?
It's a 3-day workshop. People work in teams, on validating their ideas. You even get to "get outta the building" and talk to real customers. The insights from these "interviews" are applied to iterate and reiterate (aka Build-Measure-Learn) their idea. There will be occasional talks by Speakers. Expert mentors will be with you full-time, to help and guide you. On the final day, teams pitch their ideas in front of a panel of judges comprising of VCs and CEOs of huge names. The best idea stands to win a prize, but hey, that's just the tip of the iceberg ;-D
What would be the pay-out? What would the attendees take away from the workshop?
Meeting smart-ass entrepreneurs who've already built and sold Million-dollar companies. Prize for the best pitch. Above all, the experience - you walk out an entirely different person - Motivated, enthusiastic and full of energy.
Whom or what should we keep an eye out for at the workshop?
I think we're all gonna be taken by surprise ;-)
You can catch Kannan on twitter @th3an0maly
You know something is big when Microsoft is sponsoring it. The tickets for the workshop are already running out, grab one as early as possible. You can know all about their workshop on their events page.
If you’re not convinced already, here, use this code – ‘LSMDRFY550‘ to get Rs.550 discount on your registration. This is an exclusive offer for Durofy readers; it’s okay, you can thank us later.
Remember, a dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. It’s about time, don’t you think?