November 15, 2012
from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
address 1871, Auditorium
street 222 Merchandise Mart
RSVP To Join The Chicago Lean Startup Circle for “Startup Tools That Will Accelerate Your Venture”
This event is designed to teach Circle members how to leverage software tools to accelerate any startups growth. We will feature several entrepreneurs with specific examples and techniques to teach the audience how to get the most out of tools that are free or priced for a bootstrapping startups budget.
The meetup will start with an opportunity to network with fellow startup enthusiasts while enjoying Taylor Made pizza and good beer.
6:45 - Bernhard Kappe, CEO of Pathfinder Software will kick off the presentations with an overview of his favorite startup tools.
7:00 - Yoni Kahnrose, CEO of Think Mint Chip is going to teach the Circle how to AB test to continuously change your site for potential improvements in conversion. This talk will focus on how to use paid advertising to drive traffic while AB testing to optimize your funnel and drive the right actions before you start marketing in full force.
7:30 - Samer and Sameer, founders of Unbranded Designs are going to show the Circle how they used Linkedin to build an All-star advisory board. The right advice and connections from the right mentors can mean the difference between folding and reaching the next level in a startup. They assembled an unbelievable advisory board cold messaging them on Linkedin and will teach the audience how to do the same.
7:45 - Colin and Jeff, founders of Cardoona will present to the Circle how they used Linkedin to reach out to food suppliers and got the meetings they needed to perform customer development while setting themselves up to convert interviews into sales.
8:00 - A TBD speaker will explain how to use KISSmetrics to rapidly iterate based off how individual users interact with your site. Don't go with from your gut. Use data from actual user interacting with your site. KISSmetrics helps you get actionable metrics for your business. Get to know your traffic and design your site to convert them into customers.
Hope you can join us for the event,
The CLSC Team