A super-quick post with some thoughts about Lean Conf 2013, and my attendance.
Lean North East – Represent
There was a moment on Saturday afternoon when it struck me that there was a throng of people from many different backgrounds: Founders, UX folk, Service Designers, Consultants, Educators, Startup Coaches, Startup Accelerators, Journalists, and so on.
We were all brought together under the banner of ‘Lean Startup’ and it was good.
I’m hoping that discussions we had about supporting Lean Startup groups in the UK and Europe will proceed – really exciting possibilities :-)
Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship – session proceedings
I thought the two sessions I chaired went really well [and then went to other sessions, which were excellent :-)].
Part of the Audience
Photo of the Panel by @umaryusufu
— Barbutlr (@umaryusufu) November 15, 2013
Soundcloud recording of the panel I chaired
In a previous post, I set out the plans for the Leancamp session Lean Conf Panel: “Lean Startup & Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship”
Hopefully this Soundcloud widget will give you a sense of proceedings – there was a bit of cussing [ahem, sorry it was me mainly] but hopefully you can make sense of what people are saying.
Please get in touch if you know anything about editing / splitting Soundcloud recordings ;-)
I was rather too engaged with participating to take many photos, however here’s mine:
Awesome work by Ben and Manuel (et al)
It was the first time they’d organised an event, and it’s the first Lean Startup event in Europe (that I know of).
It seemed like a mature event with great speakers, fun participants, and good organisation.
Next year I’d like more of the same – but IMHO it should be attended by Educators, VCs, Business Support organisations, Civil Servants, perhaps more Social Enterprises, and Innovators everywhere.
Lean Startup has a massive amount of offer – let’s all pull together to create value. <Justin out>