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And on wednesday night I spoke to the NYC Lean Startup Meetup with the help of Giff who interviewed me. Eric and his fellow lean advocate Steve Blank have both written at length about the methodologies associated with the lean startup approach. To me, USV is a lean VC firm. My prior experience at Flatiron was instructive.

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The Lean LaunchPad Online

Steve Blank

Experienced entrepreneurs kept finding that no business plan survived first contact with customers. They’ve done an awesome job. Sign up here.

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Lean Startup and Lean Analytics in the Enterprise

Instigator Blog

It’s clear that Lean Startup is shifting from startups to the enterprise. There’s still a lot to learn amongst early stage entrepreneurs, and a lot of discussion that’s needed around implementing Lean Startup, but attention has definitely shifted to applying the framework in large organizations. Presentation matters.

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Lean Startup In Japanese Companies

Steve Blank

Implementing the Lean Startup in any company is hard. Now compound that level of effort with trying to put a Lean Startup culture in place in Japan. Technology centric leads to companies ignoring their customers and the challenge is that they don’t do customer interviews.

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Lean Innovation Management – Making Corporate Innovation Work

Steve Blank

—– Lean Innovation Management. The result will be: a new, Lean version of the Three Horizons of Innovation. Here’s how.

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Lean in Larger Organizations – Interview with Jay Badenhope

Grasshopper Herder

Jay Badenhope (Senior Product Manager of JustAnswer) leads product teams that experiment and build things to solve meaningful customer problems.  I reached out to him to chat about his approach to implementing lean startup in large- and mid-size companies.

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The Lean LaunchPad Class Online

Steve Blank

Filed under: Customer Development , Lean LaunchPad. Customer Development Lean LaunchPad

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Corporate Lean Anti-Patterns: 5 minute video

Grasshopper Herder

Unlike startups, large companies have many moving parts to manage when attempting to lean new ways for creating customer value.

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Lessons Learned Launching a Lean Startup Accelerator

Instigator Blog

Year One Labs is a Lean Startup accelerator. Our Lean Startup Methodology. Lessons Learned Running a Lean Startup Accelerator.

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Customers and Causality

Grasshopper Herder

When looking for product/market fit, we start with the customer. Everything starts and ends with the customer.

The Lean LaunchPad Educators Class

Steve Blank

The Lean LaunchPad entrepreneurship curriculum has caught fire. It’s called the Lean Startup. Victor Hugo. In 2003 U.C. Thanks!”

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When Customers Make You Smarter

Steve Blank

We talk a lot about Customer Development, but there’s nothing like seeing it in action to understand its power. the Customer Life Time (CLT)).

Hacking for Diplomacy – Solving Foreign Policy Challenges with the Lean LaunchPad

Steve Blank

As they learn, they’ll iterate and pivot on these hypotheses through customer discovery and build minimal viable prototypes (MVPs). The U.S.

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Lean Analytics

Startup Lessons Learned

Lean Analytics is the latest addition to the Lean Series. Let’s say you lose 3% of your customers every month. McCallum.

Why Lean May Save Your Life – The I-Corps @ NIH

Steve Blank

Today the National Institutes of Health announced they are offering my Lean LaunchPad class ( I-Corps @ NIH ) to commercialize Life Science.

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Taxonomy of the Lean Startup Anti-Pivot

Grasshopper Herder

Sometimes pivoting describes how entrepreneurs adapt to customer feedback. Customer Development Entrepreneurship Investment Lean startup Pitching anti-patterns lean startup pivot pivotSometimes it's an annoying buzzword, grating to the ears.

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This Will Save Us Years – Lean LaunchPad for Life Science

Steve Blank

Watch this 90 second clip and find out how the Lean LaunchPad class saved them years. (If you can’t see the clip above click here.).

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10 Lean Startup Machine Tips and Tricks

Grasshopper Herder

I was at Lean Startup Machine in New York last weekend and I was so impressed by a post by Cindy Alvarez that Trevor distributed, 10 Things I’ve Learned, that I decided to blatantly copy her and create my own top ten list. Lean Startups and Customer DevelopmentUnfortunately I’m a terrible editor.

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How to Structure Good Hypotheses for Your Lean Startup

Instigator Blog

Customer Development customer development hypotheses lean startup writingTweet. Crafting good hypotheses for your startup is hard. Most people focus on solutions rather than problems. That leads to a ton of products getting launched with zero traction.; good hypothesis needs to be written down. Just do it. Daily? Weekly?

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The Lean LaunchPad Goes to High School

Steve Blank

They both attended our latest Lean LaunchPad Educators Class. The Lean LaunchPad methodology is proven. Lean LaunchPad Teaching

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Customer Discovery: The Search for Product/Market Fit. 2 Minutes to See Why

Steve Blank

If you can’t see the video click here Filed under: 2 Minute Lessons , Business Model versus Business Plan , Customer Development , Lean LaunchPad , Teaching. Minute Lessons Business Model versus Business Plan Customer Development Lean LaunchPad Teaching

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The Air Force Academy Gets Lean

Steve Blank

The way our process worked, customers were just a stakeholder that provided input – not drivers of the process. ——-.

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Lean Goes Better with Coke – the Future of Corporate Innovation

Steve Blank

It didn’t take us very long to connect the dots between exponential growth, business model innovation and the “Lean Startup” movement.

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The Challenging Pace of Lean Startup

Instigator Blog

When it comes to the Lean Startup process, it’s even harder. You can probably be convinced to do a little bit of customer development, interview some people and think a bit more before jumping in completely blind. Cold calling potential customers sucked big time, but now you get to build your product! Tweet.

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Lean Business: Why Comcast Stomps ADT’s Customer Service

crowdSPRING Blog

Customer service ain’t easy. Related posts: Small Business and Startups: Customer Service Marketing Manifesto. and ADT.

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Getting Lean in Education – By Getting Out of the Classroom

Steve Blank

This week the National Science Foundation goes Lean on education by providing $1.2 National Science Foundation adopted my Lean LaunchPad class.

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How To Build a Web Startup – Lean LaunchPad Edition

Steve Blank

As part of our Lean LaunchPad  classes at Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia and for the National Science Foundation, students build a startup in 8 weeks using Business Model Design + Customer Development. How To Build a Web Startup – The Lean LaunchPad Edition. Get customers to the site. Craft company hypotheses. Step 2.

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New Lessons Learned from Berkeley & Stanford Lean LaunchPad Classes

Steve Blank

— Have each team talk to 10 customers before the class starts. Lean LaunchPad Teaching Info session announcement. The result?

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The Lean LaunchPad Goes to Middle School

Steve Blank

They both attended our latest  Lean LaunchPad Educators Class. Summary for the Lean LaunchPad in K-12 Education. Lean LaunchPad Teachin

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Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences – Value Proposition and Customers

Steve Blank

The class has talked to 1,440 customers to date.). Therapeutics customer = pharma and biotech companies. It Takes A Village. Diagnostics.

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What’s wrong with the lean startup methodology?

The Next Web

Instead of building in isolation from users, startups regularly expose the product to customers throughout the development cycle.

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Impact! NYU Scales the Lean LaunchPad

Steve Blank

NYU has adopted the Lean LaunchPad ® class as a standard entrepreneurship course across twelve different schools/colleges within the University.

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How Kevin O’Connor, and FindTheBest Got Lean

Steve Blank

Lean Start-up Connection: Business Model Canvas. By leaning on our technology, we knew we could build cheaply, we just didn’t know how cheaply.

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Lean Startup vs. Visionary Entrepreneur

Grasshopper Herder

There is an ongoing misconception that creating a company under a lean startup approach is incompatible with a big entrepreneurial vision. Customer Development Entrepreneurship Lean startup startup vision

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Analysis Paralysis (and Blaming Lean Startup)

Instigator Blog

Lately, I’m getting more and more feedback from entrepreneurs that Lean Startup is holding them back. I’m seeing this in action as well; startups that are “stuck” in a permanent mode of analysis with little to no action. Entrepreneurs blame the Lean Startup process. But Lean Startup is not a guarantee.

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Beyond the Lemonade Stand: How to Teach High School Students Lean Startups

Steve Blank

Then in the second half of our semester let our students come up with their own ideas and then run the customer discovery process on their own product.

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Stanford 2012 Lean LaunchPad Presentations – part 1 of 2

Steve Blank

Today, the first half of the Stanford Engineering Lean LaunchPad Class gave their final presentations. Here are the first five. Team Sync.

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The Lean Entrepreneur is here

Startup Lessons Learned

LitMotors approach to using Lean Startup to create a new vehicle category. The result: a new idea I called The Lean Startup.

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Lean Startup Machine Boulder

Feld Thoughts

I judged Lean Startup Machine Boulder yesterday afternoon. I had a blast and thought the program was really impressive. It’s not a coding / hacking weekend – it’s an applied process of the Lean Startup Methodology. Lean Startup Machine has a goal of doing 50 events in 2012 and 200 events in 2013.

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Stanford 2012 Lean LaunchPad Presentations – part 2 of 2

Steve Blank

Today, the second half of the Stanford Engineering Lean LaunchPad Class gave their final presentations. Lean LaunchPad teaching guide.

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