Lean Startup and the Business Model Canvas with Eric Koester
At the October 6, 2014 meeting of the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network of DC, Eric Koester, COO of Main Street Genome and Adjunct Professor and Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Georgetown, will present a workshop on the Lean Startup Approach, Customer Discovery and the Business Model Canvas.
Eric will cover the topics with interactive exercises. The evening is sure to be informative, engaging and fun.
The event is jointly sponsored by the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network of DC and the MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington DC and Baltimore.
Come make some new connections!
Light refreshments will be provided.
Eric Koester is the cofounder and Chief Operating Officer of Main Street Genome, a DC-based startup focused on delivering data-centric tools to small businesses to enable smarter buying. Previously Eric was the cofounder of Zaarly, a home services marketplace backed by Kleiner Perkins, Meg Whitman and Ashton Kutcher, named one of Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2012. Eric has a long career in startups and technology including serving on the executive team of Appature (acquired in 2013), part of the Ventana Medical Systems team (acquired by Roche in 2008) and as an attorney with Cooley LLP focused on venture and high-growth companies.
Currently Eric also serves as a professor of entrepreneurship at Georgetown University and on the board of UP Global, a worldwide organization providing entrepreneurial programming such as Startup Weekend, Startup America, Startup NEXT and Startup Digest in more than 750 cities around the globe. Eric is part of NextGen Angels, a group of angels under the age of 40 investing in the Washington, DC metro area. He is a prolific writer on startups and technology including books Starting A High Tech Business Venture (2009) and Green Entrepreneur Handbook (2010), and his blog www.ekoester.com.
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