Lean Startup Machine, a three-day workshop which teaches Lean Startup methodologies and relevant applications, brought together a wild mix of participants last weekend to brainstorm and validate their innovative ideas by “Get Out Of the Building” to speak with real customers. The attendees range from highly motivated IT developers, designers, headhunters, business managers, among others.

Beginning with open pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday, each team focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing Lean Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening nine teams demoded their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts and mentors.

The Breakfast Club, a service focused on providing convenient breakfasts to young professionals, is the winner. The runner-up is League of Foodies, a Dianping-like restaurant review app which hand picks the best restaurants and meals in Shanghai. The app then recommends the restaurants based on what customers like and don’t like.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.