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  • Life Science Startups Rising in the UK

    Originally posted at www.steveblank.com By Steve Blank Stephen Chambers spent 22 years in some of the most innovative companies in life science as the director of gene expression and then as a co-founder of his own company. Today he runs SynbiCITE, the UK’s synthetic biology consortium of 56 industrial partners and 19 Academic institutions located at Imperial College in London. Stephen and SynbiCITE, just launched the world’s first Lean LaunchPad for Synthetic Biology program. Here’s his story. —- Why […]

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  • Born Global or Die Local – Building a Regional Startup Playbook

    Originally posted at www.steveblank.com By Steve Blank Entrepreneurship is everywhere, but everywhere isn’t a level playing field. What’s the playbook for your region or country to make it so? ———- Scalable startups are on a trajectory for a billion dollar market cap. They grow into companies that define an industry and create jobs.  Not all start ups want to go in that direction – some will opt instead to become a small […]

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  • The Woodstock of K-12 Education

    Originally posted on www.steveblank.com By Steve Blank Describing something as the “Woodstock of…” has taken to mean a one-of-a-kind historic gathering. It happened recently when a group of educators came to the ranch to learn how to teach Lean entrepreneurship to K-12 students. — We Can Do Better than Teaching Students How to Run a Lemonade Stand Over the last few years it’s become clear that the days of teaching “how to […]

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  • Why Translational Medicine Will Never Be the Same

    Originally posted at www.steveblank.com By Steve Blank There have been 2 or 3 courses in my entire education that have changed the way I think.  This is one of those. Hobart Harris Professor and Chief, Division of General Surgery at UCSF For the past three years the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps has been teaching our nations best scientists how to build a Lean Startup.  Close to 400 teams in robotics, computer science, […]

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  • How To Think Like an Entrepreneur: The Inventure Cycle

    Originally posted at www.steveblank.com By Steve Blank The Lean Startup is a process for turning ideas into commercial ventures. Its premise is that startups begin with a series of untested hypotheses. They succeed by getting out of the building, testing those hypotheses and learning by iterating and refining minimal viable products in front of potential customers. That’s all well and good if you already have an idea. But where do startup ideas come from? […]

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  • Why Founders Should Know How to Code

      Originally posted on www.steveblank.com By Steve Blank “By knowing things that exist, you can know that which does not exist.” Book of Five Rings A startup is not just about the idea, it’s about testing and then implementing the idea. A founding team without these skills is likely dead on arrival. —- I was driving home from the BIO conference in San Diego last month and had lots of time for a phone call […]

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  • Pioneering Women in Venture Capital: Kathryn Gould

    Originally posted at www.steveblank.com By Steve Blank I met Kathryn Gould longer ago than either of us want to admit. Kathryn has been the founding VP of Marketing of Oracle, a successful recruiter, a world class Venture Capitalist, a co-founder of a Venture Capital firm, a great board member, one of my mentors and most importantly a wonderful friend. During her career she made a big point of not telling you: she was one […]

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  • I-Corps @ NIH – Pivoting the Curriculum

    Originally posted at www.steveblank.com By Steve Blank We’ve pivoted our Lean LaunchPad / I-Corps curriculum. We’re changing the order in which we teach the business model canvas and customer development to better-fit therapeutics, diagnostics and medical devices. — Over the last three years the Lean LaunchPad class has started to replace the last century’s “how to write a business plan” classes as the foundation for entrepreneurial education. The Lean LaunchPad class uses the three […]

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  • Why Lean May Save Your Life – The I-Corps @ NIH

    Originally posted at www.steveblank.com By Steve Blank Today the National Institutes of Health announced they are offering my Lean LaunchPad class (I-Corps @ NIH ) to commercialize Life Science. There may come a day that one of these teams makes a drug, diagnostic or medical device that saves your life. —- Over the last two and a half years the National Science Foundation I-Corps has taught over 300 teams of scientists how to commercialize their technology and […]

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