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RefreshMiami: Lean Startup Leadership

March 28, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Not a manager? No worries, this event is for anyone wanting to apply lean startup principles to the creative process.

the-lean-startup-eric-riesIn todays creative economy, “Management” has a negative connotation for a reason. Management is a science that extracts efficiency out of stable and well understood systems (ex: supply chains). Leadership is required when dealing with the risk of unknowns, when you need to bring new insights to bear to solve a problem (ex: innovation in a changing world).

A balance of freedom and control is essential to unleash the creativity that drives modern capitalism. Too much control stifles efficient problem solving, too much freedom opens the doors for expansive solutions that don’t have market fit.

With its focus on Outcomes vs. Output, Lean Startup Methodologies can help lead teams to success, surfacing risk early and providing data to guide future decision making. The talk will include case study examples working to bring new ventures and value to market at Yahoo Brickhouse, HP Labs, the startup Betable.com, and even in affordable housing at TNDC.org.




  • 6:30pm+ Check-in
  • 6:30pm – 8:00pm Networking
  • 8:00pm – 9:00pm Keynote

Peter Shanley, Neo Principal
Peter has a passion for customer-centered product design and organizational change, having worked in both large enterprises and startups to bring new ventures to market. He held intrepreneurial roles at Yahoo! Brickhouse and HP Labs/Snapfish, and he led a strategic pivot at the startup Betable.com.

This event is sponsored by Wyncode & FIU School of Computing and Information Science.

FIU is located at 11200 SW 8th St. Miami, FL 33199

Enter campus from SW 8th street at the Main Entrance on 112th Ave.
Turn RIGHT at the stop sign. Drive forward on Campus Drive. Then turn RIGHT into the Panther Garage (PG).
Proceed to the 6th floor, and park in student spaces. There will be an attendant who will assist people
to park. Just mention “Refresh Event” should you be asked. Note that Refresh Miami guest may park in
any student space on the 6th or 5th floor of the Panther Garage. Use the elevator located at the SE corner of the
parking lot. If those spaces fill up you can park in metered visitor parking on the first floor. The attached powerpoint
has a map with directions. I have attached a picture of the building as well.

The event is located at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) building room 125, main auditorium adjacent to the lobby. The auditorium, lobby and cafe areas are reserved for Refresh starting at 6pm. There will be tables set up in the lobby for you to distribute food/drinks.
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SIPA Auditorium @ FIU Main Campus
11200 SW 8th St. Miami, FL 33199 United States
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