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I-Corps @ NIH - Pivoting the Curriculum

Steve Blank | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
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 t...

300 Teams in Two Years

Steve Blank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

This is the start of the third year teaching teams of scientists (professors and their graduate students) in the National Science Foundation Innovatio...


Steve Blank | Posted 09.19.2012 | Small Business
Steve Blank

When I was an entrepreneur I'd pursue a goal relentlessly. Everything in between me and my goal was simply an obstacle that needed to be removed. This week I had another reminder of what it was like.

Search Versus Execute

Steve Blank | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business
Steve Blank

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

Two Giant Steps Forward for Entrepreneurs

Steve Blank | Posted 04.10.2012 | Small Business
Steve Blank

While MBA's have had a stack of texts to help them "execute" a business model, The Startup Owner's Manual joins the growing library of books for practitioners in "search" of a business model.

The Startup Team

Steve Blank | Posted 02.13.2012 | Small Business
Steve Blank

Finding a product/market fit amidst startup chaos requires a team with a combination of hackers, hustlers, designers and visionaries.