Published on December 6, 2011
This post was previously on the Pathfinder Software site. Pathfinder Software changed its name to Orthogonal in 2016. Read more.
In September of this year, Todd Wyder and I organized the Chicago Lean Startup Challenge. It’s the opposite of a business plan competition. Instead of creating huge documents and proformas based on assumptions, contestants spend ten weeks making meaningful progress on their business based on real market feedback.
On October 1st, 146 startups answered the call, and entered “The Challenge”. After 8 weeks of accelerated experimentation, we are down to 10 semi-finalists. After December 8th only the four finalists will remain.
Who will be crowned the Lean Startup Champion, and collect $75,000 in cash and prizes?
Come to the finals on Thursday, December 15, and watch the four finalist pitch to a panel of judges and a select audience of 250 entrepreneurs, and investors. Network with other entrepreneurs and investors over beer and wine, listen to 4 fantastic pitches, and ask the finalists your own questions while they are on the hot seat in real time via twitter.
This event will sell out, so if you want to be a part of the biggest lean start up even of the year, sign up today.
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