MORE LEANSTARTUP EXPERIMENTS IN KANSAS CITY THANKS TO KAUFFMAN

To qualify for our intensive DEccelerator, do 10 INTERVIEWS ON YOUR TARGET CUSTOMER SEGMENT and submit them HERE. When you finish, you will be accepted automatically and will be able to post your landing page or your first solution based experiment, HERE  (in exchange for mentorship, feedback, education, access to customers, designers, developers, traffic, and anything else you need as an early stage entrepreneur in the Midwest). 
  1. LINK
  2. HYPOTHESIS (make sure it has a date so we can see what happened) 
  3. CUSTOMER
  4. CALL TO ACTION
  5. YOUR TWITTER

  • http://bit.ly/1uYtJsc
  • HYPOTHESIS: Companies that have a diverse tech environment show improved employee satisfaction and a 30% increase in their overall bottom line as engaged employees interact to produce products and services that result in inclusion of all sectors in spending from the global marketplace.
  • CUSTOMER: IT Hiring Managers, CIOs, HR Managers
  • CALL TO ACTION: REGISTER TODAY Tap into an elite pool of diverse technical talent for your company now!
  • YOUR TWITTER: @Barbara_Wms
This is a bit of a If the queen had... hypothesis - the initial hypothesis should be more like... I believe x/10 Hiring managers will REGISTER TODAY FOR X because companies that have a diverse tech... (nuanced but maybe more effective way of thinking about it - will post more when I land in IST:)

  1. EXPERIMENT #1 = 10 custdev interviews completed 
  2. EXPERIMENT #2 = 5 more custdev interviews FOCUSED ON FOR PROFIT BUSINESSES and focused on the right side of the market - not people who are looking for jobs, not even people who "believe in" diversity in hiring (or fairness in the world). The focus now is on hiring managers at for profit businesses (not schools) with IT teams larger than 15.  #DEADLINE JAN 15th 2015
  3. Experiment #3 = new landing page targeted at the same above. "More polished" look and feel. Updated content. Will run until January 15th or 200 new pageviews. Target conversion = 20%

  1. LINK : bit.ly/vacation_map
  2. HYPOTHESIS : I believe 5 out of 10 people who have planned a vacation trip outside their home town will pay $0.99 and download a map curated to their location and activity preferences
  3. CUSTOMER : People who are planning a vacation trip outside their hometown
  4. CALL TO ACTION : Subscribe early to my curated map service
  5. YOUR TWITTER: @geovitics
  • LINK hiphire.com
  • HYP
  • CUSTOMER
  • CTA
  • TWITTER @hiphire.com
  1. EXPERIMENT #1 3/10ths completed from the #GEWKC workshop. I challenge you to do 7 more by January 10th 2015. 


  1. LINK : http://leaningoutloud.blogspot.com/2014/12/more-leanstartup-experiments-in-kansas.html
  2. HYPOTHESIS : I believe that 10 people will do the requisite 3 + 25 interviews (or a workshop) to qualify for this program, then do at least 2 solution based experiments by the end of January
  3. CUSTOMER : Early stage startups who have spent more than $1,000 on their startup, less than $30,000 and have limited or no retention 
  4. CALL TO ACTION : DO 10 interviews for free admission to a program with mentors and access to customers 
  5. YOUR TWITTER: @adamberk


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