Eric Ries is the creator of the Lean Startup methodology
and the author of the popular entrepreneurship blog Startup Lessons Learned
. He previously co-founded and served as Chief Technology Officer of IMVU
. In 2007, BusinessWeek named Ries one of the Best Young Entrepreneurs of Tech
and in 2009 he was honoured with a TechFellow award
in the category of Engineering Leadership. He serves on the advisory board of a number of technology startups, and has worked as a consultant to a number of startups, companies, and venture capital firms. In 2010, he became an Entrepreneur-in-Residence
at Harvard Business School.
He is the co-author of several books including The Black Art of Java Game Programming
(Waite Group Press, 1996). While an undergraduate at Yale University, he co-founded Catalyst Recruiting. Although Catalyst folded with the dot-com crash, Ries continued his entrepreneurial career as a Senior Software Engineer at There.com, leading efforts in agile software development and user-generated content.