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OEN Workshop in Hillsboro: Lean Startup - The One Page Business Model

Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce
5193 NE Elam Young Pkwy, Suite A
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124, US (map)



A startup is an organization that is searching for a business model that works. It's critical to understand that a startup's business model is a set of assumptions - and those assumptions need to be tested, earlier rather than later! And earlier means before you develop the product or service! (But even if you've already started developing the product is still the right time to validate the business model!)

A 1 page business model canvas is an excellent way to capture the assumptions underlying your business model, so you can methodically test those assumptions. In this workshop, you'll learn about the lean startup approach, and be introduced to the 1 Page Lean Business Model Canvas, and discuss how you can use the canvas to test each assumption in the model. Then you'll work through a “hands on” exercise where you complete and present to the group a portion of your 1 page lean canvas. All participants will receive printed copies of the Lean Canvas to use, and will also be provided with a PowerPoint version of the canvas so they can continue to create canvases on a computer.

Who should attend: Anyone who is starting a business and has not yet developed and tested the business model for that business. This material and process is relevant for any startup - not just tech startups.

Presenter: Steve Morris Steve Morris is the Executive Director of OTBC and the Managing Director of OregonStartups.com. He is a veteran of three start-ups, and has more than 25 years of management experience in the software, service, and semiconductor test industries at companies such as Hewlett Packard, Integrated Measurement Systems, Cadence Design Systems, Mentor Graphics, Credence Corporation and Teseda Corporation. He holds a B.A. in mathematics from Reed College and a Masters of Science degree from Carnegie-Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration (now The Tepper School of Business).

When: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Time: 9:00am - Noon

Where: Hillsboro Chamber of Commmerce, 5193 NE Elam Young Parkway, Suite A, Hillsboro, OR 97124

OEN & HCC Member: $32 Non-Member $70