The Lean Startup Circle builds lean startup leadership and thinking, was founded in 2009 by Rich Collins, and today is an organization of thousands of startup founders, practitioners, and consultants who validate product and marketing assumptions through experimentation and observation is throwing its might behind USASBE Launch! a global student entrepreneurship competition.
As the Bay Area is the genesis of Lean thinking there is no shortage of thought leaders here and the San Francisco and Silicon Valley Lean Startup Circle Meetups set a high standard for the rest of 805 Meetups around the world. (Vanity Metric).
In Berkeley, everyone say “Oakland”, the very city from which Steve Blank honed the platform of Lean thinking, customer development, and learn by DUing, their has been a void in Lean Startup Circle Meetups for no lack of entrepreneurial spirit, well educated Lean students, or businesses that want to be more Lean. A Pivot was in order.
Recognizing this, Tristan Kromer, took ownership of the Berkeley Lean Startup Practicum, and is trying another experiment; he askied me to take over the group, which will be housed in the historic Oakland Tribune Building.
Sigma Eta Pi, a Berkeley Entrepreneurship Fraternity President, Andy Yang, and Elect Kirtan Upadhyaya, and their 37 active brothers and sisters are on board to help restart this meetup in manner commensurate the groups proximity. I could not be more honored to be working with them and the Lean Startup Circle.
Our mission: To build lean startup leadership and thinking among students, startup founders, practitioners, and consultants through build measure learn, Lean, best practices here in the East Bay.