Steve Blank is a retired serial entrepreneur-turned-educator who is changing how startups are built and how entrepreneurship is being taught. He created the Customer Development methodology that launched the lean startup movement, and wrote about the process in his first book, The Four Steps to the Epiphany. His second book, The Startup Owner’s Manual, is a step-by-step guide to building a successful company. Blank teaches the Customer Development methodology in his Lean LaunchPad classes at Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley, Columbia University and the National Science Foundation. He writes regularly about entrepreneurship on his blog Steve Blank & you can find him on Twitter @sgblank.
Steve answered a lot of our questions on Startup Ecosystem, Customer Development & Do Dysfunctional Families Produce Entrepreneurs?
Here is the talk below:
- Idea vs. Market-Driven Startups (nixtu.info)
- Igniting Toronto’s startup community (marsdd.com)
- The Lean StartUp (ritholtz.com)
- Customer Development (neilperkin.typepad.com)
- Steve Blank on Teaching and Practicing Entrepreneurship (newrelic.com)
- Social Media Success for .GOVs & .ORGs: A Fireside Chat with Blue Water Media & Rohit Bhargava (prweb.com)
- 5 Things I Learned From Starting A Startup, Not From My MBA (women2.com)
- Lean Startup 101 (slideshare.net)
- Steve Blank vs. Steve Jobs (bostonvcblog.typepad.com)
- Designing Qualcomm’s Corporate Entrepreneurship Program (xconomy.com)