Meetup – Thursday 13th February 2014

If you’re working in a startup now and need like minded connections, if you’re an investor looking for potential opportunities or an aspiring entrepreneur wishing to learn some lean startup tactics, Lean Startup Yorkshire community provides a meeting place to learn, network and explore Yorkshire startup community.
For the first gathering there is a great lineup of speakers from the Yorkshire startup community plus snacks and drinks, time to network and it’s right next door to some great pubs if you’d like to continue the conversations afterwards.
The line up is…

Lee Stafford headshotLee Stafford (Co-founded, built & exited PlusNet now founder dotForge) Lee will spend a few minutes talking about his upcoming plans for the dotForge Accelerator and how it works if you don’t know already.

Linda Broughton headshotLinda Broughton (Created and ran NTI co-working space in Leeds, now working on Engine). Linda will announce some details of her plans to launch a contemporary coworking space in Leeds. Think Google Campus comes to Yorkshire.

Manuel da Costa headshotManuel da Costa (Digital Tonic and LeanConf organiser) will take us through one of the most crucial elements of product execution -conversion optimisation. The methods he’ll go through build on the lean principles of testing, iterating and learning from what your customers actually do, rather than what they tell you they would. By understanding actual visitor behaviour, and applying your insights from it to optimise the user experience of your website, you can reduce the friction customers feel that gets in the way of them adopting your product.
David Dewey headshot

David Dewey ( David is a Yorkshire entrepreneur and is coming along to demo his recently launch startup. Plus he’ll be around to chat and talk about his journey so far.

Manu Matute headshotManu Matute ( Manu is an entrepreneur and engineer who was recently part of the winning team at Sheffield Startup Weekend. Their product was conceived and created in crazy 48 hour stint and has since gone on to compete in the Global Startup Battle and finish very credibly. He’s coming along to demo what they produced and be around to chat and answer questions about the experience.

There is limited space so reserve your place now.

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