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Minimal Viable Wednesdays

26 Mar

Hello folks – I’m a big fan of the wisdom of Brad Feld and his insight into the Boulder startup scene. A number of us have been meeting since this New Year on Wednesdays at 5pm — in Central Bean in Newcastle — to chat through Lean Startup, Customer Development, and Business Model Canvas thinking and our […]

NCFE at NUBS for LNE

25 Feb

LeanNorth East Event with NCFE

Introduction We recently held our third event, after the Rob Fitz talk, and our Lean Tapas social. This is a brief recap of our third event. Speakers On January 14th we were be joined by Lindsey Gibson, IT Services Manager at NCFE and David Grailey, Chief Executive. They talked about their experience of the Lean […]

Lean North East January 2013: Lean Startup – It’s not just for Startups

3 Jan

Think Lean Startup is just for startups? Think again. Join us for our first event of 2013 when NCFE will be talking about their experience of the Lean Startup Machine workshop and how they are applying Lean Startup principles in an organisation with over 150 members of staff that is rapidly growing. NCFE is a leading […]

Lean Tapas, and NCFE event on 14th January

19 Dec

Lean Tapas

Intro A fun night was had by all [I think!] last night at La Tasca in Newcastle’s Grey Street. It was great to build some more momentum, and find out from folk what their interests are. Great also to have more of a ‘startup event’, and also discussion of Lean Startup, Customer Development, and Business […]

My description of Lean Startup plus related links #leanstartup

1 Dec

Preamble Emma and I recently had a meeting relating to Lean North East, at which I was asked to put together a summary of Lean Startup. The following text, documents and links are what I compiled, including the following quote. How you enjoy the content, and please feel free to comment at the bottom! “For […]

@leancamp’s @robfitz at @leannortheast – a triumph!

5 Nov

I’m so glad and grateful to be able to blog about the initial meeting of Lean North East – and also be able to say that Leancamp’s Rob Fitzpatrick presented to the group at the old Post Office in Newcastle’s Pink Lane. This post gives some description of the recent event, along with video of […]

North East Goes Lean – Lean eCommerce

25 Oct

Ryan Foster @itsryan from RyanFosterDesign recently gave a presentation about Lean eCommerce at SuperMondays. Ryan spoke about how it’s possible to use tools such as Shopify to get your products on sale with minimum time and effort, so that you can start testing assumptions and learning what your customers really want.

Lean North East Event – Lean Startup and Customer Development

6 Oct

The first Lean North East talk will take place on Tuesday 16th October at The Post Office, Pink Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne. Run in conjunction with Ignite100 we are very pleased to welcome Rob Fitzpatrick, who will be talking about Lean Startup and Customer Development. Rob is a tech entrepreneur based in London and is […]