Successful Startup Demo Strategies

Sometimes a table is more than just a table. When startups demo at tables — whether at #sfbeta, FailCon, or, in this case, Pitch ’13 – amazing things can happen.

Duane Nason is the founder of Pitch ’13, an all-day startup extravaganza taking place at the Club House at AT&T Park on September 19, 2013.

In addition to offering tours of the legendary ballpark, along with access to the stadium’s famous gourmet concession stands (it’s SF, after all), more than 2000 founders, investors, and technologists will join over 100 up-and-coming startups, along with leading authors, for an unforgettable day in startup history.

In this @sfbeta On Air video, Duane shares his thoughts and secrets on how startups can be successful through event marketing, and offers tips and advice on who should participate, and when. Considering that startups from the last Pitch event went on to raise more than $159 million, his advice is well worth listening to.

Learn more about Pitch ’13.

Neo’s Jeff Gothelf Expounds Upon the Lean Enterprise

Jeff Gothelf is the celebrated author of Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience (O’Reilly Publishing) and Managing Director at Neo, the global product innovation company.

While lean is traditionally associated with early-stage startups, it’s equally applicable to the enterprise, and this forms the focus of our discussion on @sfbeta On Air.

In this talk, Jeff joins us from Neo’s NYC offices to discuss the emergence of the Lean Enterprise, and how large organizations can (and do) embrace its cultural, organizational, and methodological principles.

Meet Jeff and the Neo team September 15 – 17 in Portland, OR at Lean Day: West.