Lean Coffee

Join us for bagels and brews at our morning events, where we help each other with roadblocks

A place for startups, solo-preneurs, freelancers and creatives to meet, share knowledge, and ask for help.

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Who is it for?

Aspiring entrepreneurs, startup founders, creatives and anyone else looking to make a positive dent in the world.

The aim of the morning is to connect, share knowledge and help each other do better through the force of the community.

What topics will we discuss?

It’s up to the group. We cover all kinds of topics, including community building, finding your first customers, how to find your passions, how to test early-stage ideas, how to find focus, how to find developers, designers or co-founders, growth and content marketing.

Is this the only event like this?

There are dozens of Lean Coffee meetups happening across the world in places like Seattle, San Francisco, Toronto, Stockholm, Edinburgh, Brighton & Sydney.

How does it work?

First, Bagels and Coffee!

We kick off with coffee and bagels to start your morning off right before we dive into the Lean Coffee session. 

It's like having a nice breakfast with the bonus of tackling your business challenges with like-minded individuals.

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sticking a post it note

Deciding on topics to discuss

Each person writes down 1-2 problems or topics they'd like to talk about with the group on post-it notes. We stick these up on a board and all vote on the top three we'd most like to cover. Everyone gets a chance to contribute to the discussion.

There are no stupid questions. Entrepreneurship is a challenging journey and these events are about supporting each other no matter what the issue.

Make new connections

As cliché as it sounds, this is a safe circle! We encourage people to speak freely without fear of judgement. This creates a healthy environment for people to make meaningful connections. We share all the topics that were put forward in our online community, so people can continue the conversation after the session is over. 

New Zealand Startup

“Don’t try to do everything by yourself, but try to connect with people and resources. Having that discipline and perseverance is really important.”

- Chieu Cao, Co-Founder of Perkbox

Miss one of these? Don't worry...

Just check out our YouTube channel or the Mum's Garage Facebook page for Nat's 'Common Questions' videos. Within these Nat will select a post-it note question, raised at one of our Lean Coffee mornings, to speak about and give her advice.