The Lean Startup Conference 2015

November 16 - 19, 2015 - San Francisco, CA

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2015 Lean Startup Conference Program Details

Talks about Metrics

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Afternoon Breakouts2:00 PM - 4:45 PM

  • Pivot, Proceed, or Quit?: Lean Metrics for the Social Sector4:10 - 4:30 PM
    Room: C210

    Social sector innovators have to deal with far more diverse metrics than business entrepreneurs when implementing lean practices. The basic metric of “does it make money?” is rarely applicable to the value of a social, non-market innovation because, generally speaking, the beneficiaries of a social innovation are not the people funding it or paying for it. Making a “pivot, proceed, or quit” decision in the social sector requires data to answer three questions: 1)Do people need the innovation? Is it a solution to a problem?; 2)Can you reach enough people with the innovation to make a difference? Does it scale to the point of relevance?, and 3)Can you fund the innovation? Can you find a way to keep it running? This talk will give examples of how social entrepreneurs answer these questions as well as how political and social capital available for social action influence the learning environment and the long-term success of social innovations.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Morning Plenary9:45 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Lean Startup for Finance: Using Innovation Accounting for Valuation and Risk Management
    Room: Herbst

    Whether you’re in Finance — or just report *to* Finance — you’ll want to catch David Binetti’s talk on Innovation Accounting. David will show how to calculate the ROI and Risk of innovation projects while avoiding common traps that can doom entrepreneurs before they begin. TAGS: Enterprise, Startups, Analytics