The Lean Startup Demo Competition and Interview with Eric Ries

Lecture / Panel
For NYU Community

An NYU Himelberg Speaker Series Event

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About Eric Ries

  • His company, IMVU, makes revenue of $40M a year
  • He's a BusinessWeek "Best Young Entrepreneur in Tech"
  • He's an Entrepreneur In Residence at Harvard Business School
  • He's the creator of the Lean Startup methodology, this decade's most significant new paradigm around entrepreneurship

Interviewed by

Professor Adam Penenberg is a Faculty Advisor to Tech@NYU and an investigative journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, Wired, [Inside], Playboy and Mother Jones. A former Senior Editor at Forbes and reporter for, Penenberg garnered national attention in 1998 for unmasking serial fabricator Stephen Glass of The New Republic — portrayed in the film Shattered Glass.

Startup Demo Competition | Apply

Three NYC startups will be chosen to give a product demo & pitch to Eric Ries for feedback and a chance to win prizes.


The winner will be given free tickets to San Francisco Lean Startup Machine ($500 value each up to 3 tickets) from May 18th - 22 and a chance to get on stage during the the 2011 Startup Lessons Learned Conference May 23.