On the sidelines of 2013 Lean Startup Conference, [x]cube LABS ran a Twitter contest with the hashtag #leanstartup wherein we asked participants to tweet us their view, opinions and takeaways from the event. You responded in huge numbers and most of the responses were well-reasoned and insightful. And the reactions came from both sides (for and against) of the spectrum making the interaction truly engaging and meaningful.
Our esteemed panel of Jury consisting of Dr. Mureen Allen from UHG, NYT Bestselling Author Mr. Brant Cooper from Moves the Needle and Ms. Diana Kander from Kauffman Foundation had really tough time picking the best from your tweets. The jury debated and deliberated long and hard over the week and finally we arrived at the list of winners.
But there’s more…
It’s the holiday season and we at [x]cube are in the spirit of giving. Instead of 2 we are giving 3 prizes for the contest as an appreciation to your encouraged response.
And the winners are…
Name: Brett Marl
Twitter id: @brettmarl
Winning Tweet: I learned Lean can be like Ikea stuff- looks good in the store, but hard to assemble when you get home #LeanStartup @xcubelabs @leanstartup
“Shocked. First contest I’ve ever won. All the credit goes to Steve Blank though for the Ikea quote.” – Brett Marl
Name: Karen Gates
Twitter id: @KEGates
Winning Tweet: @xcubelabs.com Intuit’s Brad Smith: “Meritocracy means death of Power Point, politics, and persuasion.” #LeanStartup
“The prize makes me feel extra grateful for all of the stimulating ideas and people there are to learn from. That includes gratitude for your idea of this contest, which added a truly special element of value to the conference. Thanks, and hope you repeat next year!” – Karen Gates
Name: Kojo Kitchen
Twitter id: Twitter id: @KoJaKitchen
Winning Tweet: At the #LeanStartup #LeanStartupConference, KoJa Kitchen learned how to NOT suck horse crap and call it a pivot cc: @leanstartup @xcubelabs
“WOW!! Thank you so much for selecting us as a winner!! WE ARE SO STOKED!” – KojoKitchen