Startup 101: From MVP to “MLP” — Building What Your Customers Want

June 26, 2019


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From MVP to “MLP” (Minimum Loveable Product) — Building What Your Customers Care About

As technologists, we love to build things. And we sometimes forget that our customers (or potential customers) don’t care about what we’re building– they care about what they’re building, doing, or feeling. In this talk, we’ll explore methodologies that help us continually focus on our customers’ needs, building just enough to learn and iterate towards their desired outcomes. Coming away from this, you’ll have a few more tools in the toolbox for your lean startup.


6:00 – Doors Open/Registration

6:30 – Welcome

6:35 – Talk by Jake Levirne (Director of Product for Developer Experience, DigitalOcean)

7:00 – Q & A

7:15 – Reception/Networking

8:00 – Goodnight

This event is brought to you by DigitalOcean’s global event series, Hatch Startup 101 Sessions, featuring curated talks, panels, and fireside chats designed for entrepreneurs and developers looking to build impactful software. We bring together the best in various regional startup ecosystems, to share stories from founders, builders, and creators.

About Jake:
Jake Levirne is the Director of Product for Developer Experience at DigitalOcean. He loves working with startups and helping build products that are simple, intuitive, and that get the job done. His personal mission is to help more people realize they can build anything they want.

About Hatch:
Hatch is DigitalOcean’s global startup program that helps you grow your business. Spend less time worrying about cloud infrastructure and more time building great things. Explore, and follow the community on Twitter: #ItsHatchening

Preparing for the event:
– Watch “Painless & Efficient Ways to Perform Usability Testing” with Rafael Mojica, DigitalOcean’s VP of UX. (Not a requirement, but helpful if you’d like to dive deeper.) Video link:

– Light food & drink will be served.

– Please bring government-issued ID for building entry.

– All participants are asked to uphold DigitalOcean’s Events Code of Conduct to support a welcoming and inclusive environment:

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