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Entries by Steve Blank from 03/2012

Search Versus Execute

| Posted 03.07.2012 | Business

The primary objective of a start-up is to validate its business model hypotheses (and iterate and pivot until it does).

Stanford 2012 Lean LaunchPad Presentations -- Part 1 of 2

| Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

The premise of the class is that startups are not about executing a plan where the product, customers and channel are known. Startups are in fact only temporary organizations, organized to search -- not execute -- for a scalable and repeatable business model.

Stanford 2012 Lean LaunchPad Presentations -- Part 2 of 2

| Posted 03.15.2012 | Business

Yesterday, the second half of the Stanford Engineering Lean LaunchPad Class gave their final presentations. Here are the final four.

Nail the Customer Development Manifesto to the Wall

| Posted 03.30.2012 | Business

When Bob Dorf and I wrote The Startup Owner's Manual we listed a series of Customer Development principles. I thought they might be worth enumerating ...

NSF Innovation Corps -- What America Does Best

| Posted 03.30.2012 | Small Business

The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps combines the best of what the U.S. government, American researchers in academia and risk capital can do together.