4-Week Startup WORKSHOP: 3 months to Product/Market Fit
Aug
22
9:00am 9:00am

4-Week Startup WORKSHOP: 3 months to Product/Market Fit

Sat, Aug 18, 9am - 6pm  Buy your  ticket now!

Can your Startup do this:

  • get potentially fundable Traction - Product/Market Fit - in 3 to 6 months? 
  • build a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) with 1 week of Product Development? 
  • lower development costs up to 75% with a Product that "just works"?
  • increase user/customer engagement with Activities - Features that "emerge"?
  • refine your Strategy for Acquisition & Monetization every month?

 

You can - with the 4-Week Startup (4WS)!

Startups from Silicon Valley to Iowa,  Australia to India are applying the 4WS program.

“we were going down a development path doomed for failure and didn't know it! Murali turned us around in the right direction … The time and money spent bringing him in has definitely been saved over and over again 1 year later”

Sam Murley, Cofounder, Hub Monkey, and R&D Manager, Design Mill Inc.

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Agile Entrepreneurs presents: the 4-Week Startup (4WS) Workshop 

Sat, Aug 18, 9am - 6pm  Buy your  ticket now!

  • an intense all-day hands-on coaching for Product Leaders and Entrepreneurs
  • on Business Strategy | Product Strategy | Go-to-Market Strategy
  • for your own Product/Startup

 

Who should attend?

• Entrepreneurs      • Product Leaders      • Investors 

Ok, so what do I do in the workshop:

You will create a single source of truth with three simple, flexible, interoperating models of your product strategy & business plan, execution capability, and project roadmap (including Kanban boards for user stories, tasks, defects).

  • Visioning Phase: Vision driven Features 
  • Go-to-Market Strategy Phase: Milestone driven Activities
  • Agile/Lean Implementation: ROI driven metrics for Agility, Quality, and “Definition of DONE” for User Stories/Activities, and grades for monthly strategic Plans.

You will also implement this model in ThoughtWorks Mingle, a FREE commercial Agile Product/Project management tool for teams of 5 users or less. (Or if you prefer another tool with similar capabilities, you can choose to map it on your own.)

The final payoff is when you map  4WeekStartup model of your product/startup to a detailed, month-by-month Operational Plan spreadsheet that you will use to manage your monthly burn rate effectively and summarize your funding needs and "use of proceeds" with investors.  

And change it all at will as market realities change.

 

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About the Speaker 

 

Murali Krishna Devarakonda is the founder of Agile Entrepreneurs and a startup coach.

A veteran of the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem who founded Agile Entrepreneurs to help founders of startups help themselves, Murali also founded startups in the ridesharing space in 1999 and 2005, evangelized Agile methods at LinkedIn in 2008 as their first Technical Program Manager, mentored startups in Stanford’s online course, “Technology Entrepreneurship 2”, and has coached & mentored numerous bootstrapping startups in Silicon Valley since 2006.

Contact: 4WS@AgileEntrepreneurs.com 408-475-7782  MuraliKD@gmail.com

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4-Week Startup SEMINAR: 4 weeks to Validation; 3 months to Product/Market Fit
Aug
6
5:30pm 5:30pm

4-Week Startup SEMINAR: 4 weeks to Validation; 3 months to Product/Market Fit

  • Hacker Dojo (room#006: "Conference Room") (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Seminar: 4-Week Startup (4WS): 4 weeks to Validation, 3 months to Traction

First Thursday of each month @ 5:30 pm. 

“4-Week Startup (4WS)” is a proven Go-to-Market Strategy framework for startups to get market validation and traction in 3 to 6  months by enabling strategic collaboration among all stakeholders.

In this 90 minute highly interactive seminar based on actual startups, learn how to optimize for user / customer engagement, while shortening time to market and lowering development costs - in turn leading to features that “emerge and products that “just work.

The 4-Week Startup model is built around three simple and powerful abstractions:

  • Activities are a unit of User/Customer Engagement & UI design that lead to just-in-time User Stories (unit of implementation),  eliminating unwieldy Product Backlogs and byte-size feature-creep inevitable with Feature-derived User Stories.

  • Plans are monthly strategies for user/customer validation for a single core Activity.

  • Milestones: are major business goals that can be achieved with 3 to 6 monthly Plans

We will show you  how you create a single source of truth with three simple, flexible, interoperating models of your product strategy & business plan, and execution capability:

  1. Visioning Phase: Vision driven Features

  2. Go-to-Market Strategy Phase: Milestone driven Activities; and

  3. Agile/Lean Implementation: ROI driven metrics for Agility, Quality, and “Definition of DONE” for User Stories/Activities, and grades for monthly strategic Plans.

The final payoff is when you see how you can map your 4WS model directly into your operational plan for investor pitches. And change them all at will as market realities change.

About Agile Entrepreneurs (AE)

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Jul
17
4:30pm 4:30pm

Learn by Osmosis from Useful Role Models

An intense collaboration of founders of product-based startups to help them stay focused on short-term progress without getting lost in hubris of long-term vision and strategy.

The meeting is kicked off with a status check for founders with 3 questions:

* What Activities did you do last month? 
* What is your Plan for the next month? 
* Why can't you get to a Business Milestone in 3 months?

The other segments in the meeting (which vary each time depending on member needs) include:

* Burning Problem - let us brainstorm your thorny problem 
* Virtual Board Meeting - this board can't fire you - but they're just as tough as a real one 
* Instant Panel: two or more founders share their expertise/experiences on the same topic 
* Time Barter: my 1 hour = your 1 hour 
* Inner Circle: resource sharing

http://AgileEntrepreneurs.com/  
@aeFounders @4WeekStartup @4WeekProduct

http://Events.HackerDojo.com

NOTE: Because this is a recurring event, we cannot guarantee event scheduling in any given week. You must check the Hacker Dojo events calendar to confirm the event scheduling status before you plan on showing up there.

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Seminar: 4-Week Startup (4WS): 4 weeks to Validation, 3 months to Traction
Jul
2
5:30pm 5:30pm

Seminar: 4-Week Startup (4WS): 4 weeks to Validation, 3 months to Traction

Seminar: 4-Week Startup (4WS): 4 weeks to Validation, 3 months to Traction

First Thursday of each month @ 5:30 pm. 

“4-Week Startup (4WS)” is a proven Go-to-Market Strategy framework for startups to get market validation and traction in 3 to 6  months by enabling strategic collaboration among all stakeholders.

In this 90 minute highly interactive seminar based on actual startups, learn how to optimize for user / customer engagement, while shortening time to market and lowering development costs - in turn leading to features that “emerge and products that “just work.

The 4-Week Startup model is built around three simple and powerful abstractions:

  • Activities are a unit of User/Customer Engagement & UI design that lead to just-in-time User Stories (unit of implementation),  eliminating unwieldy Product Backlogs and byte-size feature-creep inevitable with Feature-derived User Stories.

  • Plans are monthly strategies for user/customer validation for a single core Activity.

  • Milestones: are major business goals that can be achieved with 3 to 6 monthly Plans

We will show you  how you create a single source of truth with three simple, flexible, interoperating models of your product strategy & business plan, and execution capability:

  1. Visioning Phase: Vision driven Features

  2. Go-to-Market Strategy Phase: Milestone driven Activities; and

  3. Agile/Lean Implementation: ROI driven metrics for Agility, Quality, and “Definition of DONE” for User Stories/Activities, and grades for monthly strategic Plans.

The final payoff is when you see how you can map your 4WS model directly into your operational plan for investor pitches. And change them all at will as market realities change.

About Agile Entrepreneurs (AE)

Founded in 2006, AE has a track record of mentoring and coaching entrepreneurs, with implementations at a wide range of technology startups from Silicon Valley to  Dubuque, Iowa, to Hyderabad, India.

we were going down a development path doomed for failure and didn’t know it! Murali turned us around in the right direction … The time and money spent bringing him in has definitely been saved over and over again 1 year later
— Sam Murley, Cofounder, Hub Monkey, and R&D Manager, Design Mill Inc.

Murali Krishna Devarakonda is the founder of Agile Entrepreneurs and a startup coach.

A veteran of the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem who founded Agile Entrepreneurs to help founders of startups help themselves, Murali also founded startups in the ridesharing space in 1999 and 2005, evangelized Agile methods at LinkedIn in 2008 as their first Technical Program Manager, mentored startups in Stanford’s online course, “Technology Entrepreneurship 2”, and has coached & mentored numerous bootstrapping startups in Silicon Valley since 2006.

Contact:

4WS@AgileEntrepreneurs.com         +1-408-475-7782          www.AgileEntrepreneurs.com

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Apr
29
to May 28

May 01 - 27: Agile Entrepreneurs "4-Week Startup" bootcamps in India

Agile Entrepreneurs is providing the "4-Week Startup" coaching through workshops and bootcamps in Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad. These are private 1-on-1 bootcamps with companies and individuals.

Stay tuned for the dates of our public group workshops and bootcamps in the 4th week of May in one of these cities.

Email us at 4WS@AgileEntrepreneurs.com if you would like us to come to your city, your startup, your accelerator/incubator.

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