This interview is one of many collected during the Lean Startup Conference in Grand Rapids, MI.
Dan is the co-founder of www.flowtown.com, a venture backed startup building social marketing applications for businesses. An award-winning Canadian entrepreneur, at 25, Dan formed his first start-up, Spheric Technologies Inc., and watched it grow by an average of 152% per year before he sold the company 4 years later in mid-2008. As an informal angel investor, he is active in advising entrepreneurs using lean startup methodology and metrics based marketing to gain market adoption.
Books on Lean Startups and Customer Development:
The Four Steps to the Epiphany by Steve Blank
The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development: A cheat sheet to The Four Steps to the Epiphany
Start Small, Stay Small: A Developer’s Guide to Launching a Startup by Rob Walling
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries (Forthcoming)