MidVentures Launch, the largest startup and innovation conference in the Midwest, is coming to Chicago September 27-28… and Obtiva is leading three innovation workshops that promise to be enlightening and valuable.
MidVentures launch brings together entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and the media from all parts of the tech community and creates an intense, high energy setting where great new ideas come to life.
Here’s the lowdown on Obtiva’s innovation labs:
Customer Development: Learn, then Burn!
Kevin Taylor gives attendees hands-on experience with techniques that will ensure their product and their business model are hitting the right sweet spots before they crank up their sales and marketing burn rate. This entails iteratively learning what customers are willing to pay for, i.e. your Minimum Viable Product (MVP). Kevin leverages his experiences running eventwax.com and mentoring other technology startups.
Choosing a Development Platform - A Guide for Entrepreneurs
Open versus closed source. Java versus .Net versus Ruby and a hundred other languages. How do you make the right choice? In this workshop, Tyler Jennings will discuss some simple principals that can help you make the right decision and put your startup on the path to success.
Secrets to Real-World Software Development
Todd Webb and Joe Banks provide fundamentals of Agile Software Development with hands on exercises to help even those new to software development understand how important it is to get started the right way. They’ll discuss added tools and techniques that will be critical for lowering risk, keeping costs down, adapting to changing markets and faster release times.
If you’re involved in the startup community, this event is a must, so save the date and register now at www.midventureslaunch.com.