A VC : Venture Capital and Technology
SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
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.
The Lean LaunchPad Online
SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
Experienced entrepreneurs kept finding that no business plan survived first contact with customers. They’ve done an awesome job. Sign up here.
Lean Startup and Lean Analytics in the Enterprise
JANUARY 14, 2014
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.
Lean Startup In Japanese Companies
NOVEMBER 17, 2015
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.
What type of lean startup experiment should I run?
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
After I read Four Steps to the Epiphany, there was only one: Get out of the building and talk to customers!
The Lean LaunchPad Class Online
AUGUST 24, 2012
Filed under: Customer Development , Lean LaunchPad. Customer Development Lean LaunchPad
Digging Deeper into Lean Business Model Canvases
MAY 26, 2011
Lean Canvas for example, gets you to write down your hypotheses, describe how you’ll test them and measure results week after week.
Lean in Larger Organizations – Interview with Jay Badenhope
FEBRUARY 17, 2015
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.
Corporate Lean Anti-Patterns: 5 minute video
APRIL 2, 2015
Unlike startups, large companies have many moving parts to manage when attempting to lean new ways for creating customer value.
Lessons Learned Launching a Lean Startup Accelerator
JUNE 6, 2011
Year One Labs is a Lean Startup accelerator. Our Lean Startup Methodology. Lessons Learned Running a Lean Startup Accelerator.
When Customers Make You Smarter
DECEMBER 2, 2013
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)).
The Lean LaunchPad Educators Class
JUNE 18, 2013
The Lean LaunchPad entrepreneurship curriculum has caught fire. It’s called the Lean Startup. Victor Hugo. In 2003 U.C. Thanks!”
Customers and Causality
APRIL 29, 2014
When looking for product/market fit, we start with the customer. Everything starts and ends with the customer.
Why Lean May Save Your Life – The I-Corps @ NIH
JUNE 19, 2014
Today the National Institutes of Health announced they are offering my Lean LaunchPad class ( I-Corps @ NIH ) to commercialize Life Science.
Startup Lessons Learned
MARCH 21, 2013
Lean Analytics is the latest addition to the Lean Series. Let’s say you lose 3% of your customers every month. McCallum.
Hacking for Diplomacy – Solving Foreign Policy Challenges with the Lean LaunchPad
AUGUST 4, 2016
As they learn, they’ll iterate and pivot on these hypotheses through customer discovery and build minimal viable prototypes (MVPs). The U.S.
10 Lean Startup Machine Tips and Tricks
MARCH 6, 2012
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.
This Will Save Us Years – Lean LaunchPad for Life Science
OCTOBER 11, 2013
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.).
Lean Business: Why Comcast Stomps ADT’s Customer Service
AUGUST 17, 2015
Customer service ain’t easy. Related posts: Small Business and Startups: Customer Service Marketing Manifesto. and ADT.
Customer Discovery: The Search for Product/Market Fit. 2 Minutes to See Why
JUNE 28, 2014
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
How to Structure Good Hypotheses for Your Lean Startup
MAY 5, 2011
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?
Taxonomy of the Lean Startup Anti-Pivot
OCTOBER 24, 2011
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.
The Air Force Academy Gets Lean
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
The way our process worked, customers were just a stakeholder that provided input – not drivers of the process. ——-.
New Lessons Learned from Berkeley & Stanford Lean LaunchPad Classes
APRIL 15, 2014
— Have each team talk to 10 customers before the class starts. Lean LaunchPad Teaching Info session announcement. The result?
Lean Goes Better with Coke – the Future of Corporate Innovation
NOVEMBER 7, 2013
It didn’t take us very long to connect the dots between exponential growth, business model innovation and the “Lean Startup” movement.
The Lean LaunchPad Goes to High School
FEBRUARY 28, 2013
They both attended our latest Lean LaunchPad Educators Class. The Lean LaunchPad methodology is proven. Lean LaunchPad Teaching
Lean Startup Machine Boulder
MAY 21, 2012
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.
The Challenging Pace of Lean Startup
FEBRUARY 23, 2011
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.
How To Build a Web Startup – Lean LaunchPad Edition
SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
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.
What’s wrong with the lean startup methodology?
The Next Web
JULY 5, 2015
Instead of building in isolation from users, startups regularly expose the product to customers throughout the development cycle.
Getting Lean in Education – By Getting Out of the Classroom
JULY 23, 2014
This week the National Science Foundation goes Lean on education by providing $1.2 National Science Foundation adopted my Lean LaunchPad class.
Lean Startup vs. Visionary Entrepreneur
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
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
Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences – Value Proposition and Customers
NOVEMBER 4, 2013
The class has talked to 1,440 customers to date.). Therapeutics customer = pharma and biotech companies. It Takes A Village. Diagnostics.
Impact! NYU Scales the Lean LaunchPad
NOVEMBER 20, 2014
NYU has adopted the Lean LaunchPad ® class as a standard entrepreneurship course across twelve different schools/colleges within the University.
How Kevin O’Connor, and FindTheBest Got Lean
AUGUST 5, 2013
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.
The Lean LaunchPad Goes to Middle School
MARCH 2, 2013
They both attended our latest Lean LaunchPad Educators Class. Summary for the Lean LaunchPad in K-12 Education. Lean LaunchPad Teachin
Stanford 2012 Lean LaunchPad Presentations – part 1 of 2
MARCH 7, 2012
Today, the first half of the Stanford Engineering Lean LaunchPad Class gave their final presentations. Here are the first five. Team Sync.
Stanford 2012 Lean LaunchPad Presentations – part 2 of 2
MARCH 14, 2012
Today, the second half of the Stanford Engineering Lean LaunchPad Class gave their final presentations. Lean LaunchPad teaching guide.
Beyond the Lemonade Stand: How to Teach High School Students Lean Startups
MARCH 12, 2014
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.
The Lean Entrepreneur is here
Startup Lessons Learned
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
LitMotors approach to using Lean Startup to create a new vehicle category. The result: a new idea I called The Lean Startup.