PDX Lean Startup Circle

The number one reason that Startups fail is lack of customers (~90%), not product development failure (~10%). The Lean Startup is an approach that attempts to acknowledge this and create startup success.

We are PDX startup entrepreneurs who are passionate about developing customers and markets for our products in a disciplined, iterative, and measured way. We are not a general entrepreneurship or professional meeting group. We share our thoughts and experiences with the application of Customer Development, Lean Thinking, Lean/Agile Software Development, Open Source Software, and Cloud Computing as it applies to startups and new products.

Meeting Info

Usually the last Tuesday of the month

Members

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    Travis Cannon

    An engineer with an MBA and a passion for entrepreneurship.

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    Alex Payne

    Co-founder and CTO of BankSimple. Programmer, writer, secular humanist, beverage enthusiast. Former Twitter Platform Lead.

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    Teresa Boze @PDXsays on Twitter

    Writer, Conceptor, Connector "Hackers are anybody who derives joy from discovering ways to circumvent limitations." Robert Bickford WELL Community

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    Selena Deckelmann

    free and open source software, databases, postgresql, fun. A lady.

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    Kurt Sussman

    Tech biz guy, from concept to customer to code. BTDTGTTS.

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    Kira Dennison - Capen

    Account Manager at EdgeLink

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    Bryan Jacobson

    IBM Linux Technology Center, interests include: Agile, Linux, Ubuntu, Android, Mobile, Web, Social, SciFi, Movies, Books, Games, Twitter, AI, Natural Language, eLearning, PDX11, and walking on the beach at sunset. Could coach/mentor on Agile.

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    Lindsey Smith

    Criminal justice information integration business development & product management at Thinkstream by day. RSS, Python, beer, bike and OSS by night. Maintainer of rss2email project.

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    Adron Hall

    Cloud computing, software development & architecture, heavy metal, transit & logistics, economics, beautiful things, speaker, and adrenaline junkie.

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    Jordan Dea-Mattson