Our Global Roundup conference is 4 months away and we’re in the thick of planning awesome workshops and panels. We’re focused on supercharging your post-3DS experience; expect opportunities to learn about marketing, sales, investors, and more.We’ll be announcing the schedule and speakers as we confirm them in the next couple of months so make sure you’re following us on Twitter and Facebook!

We’re very excited to make our first speaker announcement and let you know that our opening keynote on Saturday morning will be… Ash Maurya!

Ash is the creator of the Lean Canvas, a 1-page business plan that allows entrepreneurs to be action-focused as they test and retest their idea. He used the Lean Canvas to write his first book, Running Lean, about how to get “from Plan A to a Plan That Works.” We believe so strongly in the Lean Startup methodology and the effectiveness of the Lean Canvas that we include a copy of Running Lean in every 3DS particpants’ post-program Success Kit!

Ash’s new book, Scaling Lean, comes out this summer and shows readers how to scale and grow their startup with maximum efficiency. The next 50 people who register for the Global Roundup will receive a FREE copy of Scaling Lean when they arrive on July 8th.

Stay tuned for our closing keynote announcement and read more about why you should attend the Global Roundup here!