Lean startups

Wednesday 28 September 2011

18:30 start. Refreshments available from 18:00.

Room SW101 School of Computing, Cornwallis South, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NZ


Most startups fail. Interestingly, the reason many fail is because they build something nobody wants. The lean startup is a method for building products people want. The method is based on testing the validity of the founders’ assumptions with real customers and then iterating the product until a scalable business model is found. Dr Viki will present the ideas behind this developing movement. We are hoping for a lively discussion about the applicability of these principles in real life businesses.

This is a joint event with the IET Kent network.


Dr Tendayi Viki is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Kent. Tendayi holds a BSc (Hons) degree, an MSc and a PhD in Psychology and he is a Chartered Psychologist. He has published several scientific papers, including five book chapters, and led seminars and tutorials at international symposia. Tendayi is currently interested in entrepreneurship and the factors involved in launching successful startups. He is an entrepreneur himself, currently running three web-based startups including Tasksauce. You can
follow him on Twitter: @gtviki.