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Build Things Customers Love.

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The Lean Innovator shows founders how to create things customers love so they can build viable and killer startups.

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You have an idea for a startup.

How do you make it so killer that people can’t wait to get it?

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Most startup education doesn’t spend enough time on making killer products. That’s left up to you, the founder. We think it’s the most important thing to get right first.

So we do nothing else.

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Join fellow Lean Innovators and Learn a Process You Can Use to:

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WORKSHOPS

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Coming Soon

10 different workshops to help you learn the “Way of Lean.”

COHORT SERIES

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The next 7-week cohort starts on
June 2nd, 2022. 

1:1 CONSULTING

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Powered by the Metro Business Center and free if you’re in Sac County.

COMMUNITY

Social Media Connection Portal

Connect with the people in the Sacramento’s Startup Community.

WORKSHOPS

Group of people working in groups.

Coming Soon

10 different workshops to help you learn the “Way of Lean.”

COHORT SERIES

A group of people collaborating on a project.

The next 7-week cohort starts on
June 2nd, 2022. 

1:1 CONSULTING

A one-on-one zoom call

Powered by the Metro Business Center and free if you’re in Sac County.

COMMUNITY

Social Media Connection Portal

Connect with the people in the Sacramento’s Startup Community.

Or, take a peek under the hood.

   SO HERE’S THE CATCH:

The Lean Innovator currently provides its services at no cost to founders because it’s funded through partners who want to create successful startups in Sacramento, California.

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Mentor others, help them grow, and share your journey with the community.

Meet Fellow Lean Innovators

Kaleen C.

founder, Flexia

“I think you over-delivered (in the best way) on getting clear on messaging, story, and collecting evidence.” 

“…worksheets and step-by-step was awesome.  I’ve heard all this advice many times before, but having guided worksheets and getting peer feedback (and office hours opportunity) really, really helps.  It’s one thing to know something and another to use it to craft your own specific message. ”

Mehdi G.

founder, TraShip

“The course is quite suitable for the early entrepreneurs and startups, no matter what field.” 

“…focusing on traction and finding the right customers for the business were the two topics that were highlighted [for me] in the course. . ”

Mercy H.

founder, Bubbl

“Everything was on point!” 

“…this course is for those that are in the idea stage, just starting to work on their business whether full time or part time, and those that are still in the beginning stages. I think it would be beneficial for those that have already gotten customers but also need to grow. . ”

Lean Innovator Partners in Sacramento, CA

Partners and community leaders can click here to see how The Lean Innovator can help your organization.

Other Great Resources in Sacramento

A community of mentors that are willing to help you with your startup.  Provided at no cost to you.

The Region’s Small Business Development Center.  Free help for you and your business, through 1:1 consulting or training.

Serving all clients in Sacramento and surrounding counties.  Apply to become a client or attend free training.

The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) provides free consultation services and advice to business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

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