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  • Hear how the Lean Startup began — and helped one company find success: Episode 2 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Eric Ries and Jon Sebastiani

    Originally posted at www.steveblank.com By Steve Blank My guests on Bay Area Ventures on Wharton Business Radio on Sirius XM Channel 111 were: Eric Ries, entrepreneur and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Lean Startup. Eric was the very first practitioner of my Customer Development methodology which became the core of the the Lean methodology. Jon Sebastiani, founder and CEO of KRAVE Jerky, a company that got its start in my class at Berkeley back in 2011 […]

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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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  • It’s About Women Running Startups

    Originally appeared on www.steveblank.com By Steve Blank Just before the holidays I had coffee with Anne, an ex MBA student running a fairly large product group at a search engine company, now out trying to raise money for her own startup. She had an interesting insight: existing content/media companies were having the same problem as hardware companies that rarely made the leap to new platforms. And she had a model for […]

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  • Why Corporate Skunk Works Need to Die

      Originally posted at www.steveblank.com By Steve Blank In the 20th century corporate skunk works® were used to develop disruptive innovation separate from the rest of the company. They were the hallmark of innovative corporations. By the middle of the 21st century the only companies with skunk works will be the ones that have failed to master continuous innovation. Skunk works will be the signposts of companies that will be left behind. ——– In the 20th century companies […]

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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 Business Model Canvas Gets Even Better – Value Proposition Design

    Originally posted at www.steveblank.com By Steve Blank Product/Market fit now has its own book. Alexander Osterwalder wrote it. Buy it. —— The Lean Startup process builds new ventures more efficiently. It has three parts: a business model canvas to frame hypotheses, customer development to get out of the building to test those hypotheses and agile engineering to build minimum viable products. This week the author of the business model canvas, my friend […]

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  • Watching My Students Grow

    Originally published at www.steveblank.com By Steve Blank “You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.” Galileo Galilei One of the great things about teaching is that while some students pass by like mist in the night others remain connected forever. I get to watch them grow into their careers and cheer them on. — It’s been three and a half years since I […]

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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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