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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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