Eric Ries is in Australia for a few days and we've managed to
convince him to share his stories and help us kick start a Sydney Lean Circle.
Eric has some great experience and advice for people building
startups and web businesses on how to build them lean and mean. He
writes a lot about customer development, and his experience of
applying it (and NOT applying it) at real startups he was a part of.
Come hear Eric talk and meet other people in the startup/web space.
Eric Ries is the author Startup Lessons Learned and a frequent
public speaker about the lean startup methodology. He previously
co-founded and served as Chief Technology Officer of IMVU. He is
the co-author of several books including The Black Art of Java
Game Programming (Waite Group Press, 1996). While an undergraduate
at Yale Unviersity, he co-founded Catalyst Recruiting. Although
Catalyst folded with the dot-com crash, Ries continued his
entrepreneurial career as a Senior Software Engineer at There.com,
leading efforts in agile software development and user-generated
content. In 2007, BusinessWeek named Ries one of the Best Young
Entrepreneurs of Tech and 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 worked
as a consultant to a number of startups, companies, and venture
Note: We're charging money for this to pay for venue, organisation
and to cover some of Eric's costs for coming to Sydney.