Demo Day Fundraising and The Lean Startup

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Startup takes our biggest business risk and reduces it. If our biggest risk is that our demo day fundraising pitch will fail, we can test that. The post Demo Day Fundraising and The Lean Startup appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Accelerators & Incubators Lean Startup Fundraising

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Why Real Learning is Outside the Building, Not Demo Day

Steve Blank

Over the last three years our Lean LaunchPad / NSF Innovation Corps classes have been teaching hundreds of entrepreneurial teams a year how to build their startups by getting out of the building and testing their hypotheses behind their business model.

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The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Goes Lean

Steve Blank

We tend to associate the government with words like bureaucracy rather than lean innovation. Department of Defense by adopting Lean Methodology inside their agency. The NGA has adopted Lean Innovation methods to make this happen.

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The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Goes Lean

Steve Blank

We tend to associate the government with words like bureaucracy rather than lean innovation. Department of Defense by adopting Lean Methodology inside their agency. The NGA has adopted Lean Innovation methods to make this happen.

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Combining big ideas and lean development practices

The Equity Kicker

Lots of Forward Partners portfolio companies have used lean development practices to great effect (many of them with our assistance) and all of them are pursuing big and ambitious projects (defined as targeting £100m-1bn+ exits).

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Lean Business Planning with Tim Berry [VIDEO]

Up and Running

We recently had Tim Berry, Palo Alto Software founder and business planning expert, present our Bplans audience with his latest advice on lean business planning. Start your lean business plan today: Download our Free Lean Plan Template one-page-pitch-download.pdf.

Innovation – something both parties can agree on

Steve Blank

I-Corps uses Lean Startup methods to teach scientists how to turn their discoveries into entrepreneurial, job-producing businesses. I-Corps uses everything we know about building Lean Startups and Evidence-based Entrepreneurship to connect innovation to entrepreneurship.

How One Startup Figured Out What Could Really Help Deaf People

Steve Blank

Thibault Duchemin and his team applied for our Lean LaunchPad class at UC Berkeley in 2014. Lean LaunchPad: A Year After. Listening to Jason’s story made me realize how critical our experience with the Lean LaunchPad has been in our entrepreneurial journey at Transcense.

Learning Through Reflection

Steve Blank

We just finished the 6 th annual Lean LaunchPad class. For the last 6 years I’ve taught the Lean LaunchPad class at Stanford and Berkeley. Every week we teach the practice of Lean. Demo Days Versus Lesson Learned Presentations. Demo of final MVP.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford 2017 – Lessons Learned Presentations

Steve Blank

It combines the same Lean Startup Methodology used by the National Science Foundation to commercialize science, with the rapid problem sourcing and curation methodology developed on the battlefields in Afghanistan and Iraq by Colonel Pete Newell and the US Army’s Rapid Equipping Force.

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Pixar, Artists, Founders and Corporate Innovation

Steve Blank

While the parallels between a director and a startup founder are striking, what’s even more surprising is the match between the creative process Pixar uses to make its movies and our implementation of Lean for startups in the Lean LaunchPad and I-Corps incubators.

It’s Time to Play Moneyball: The Investment Readiness Level

Steve Blank

Investors sitting through Incubator or Accelerator demo days have three metrics to judge fledgling startups – 1) great looking product demos, 2) compelling PowerPoint slides, and 3) a world-class team. Rather than a product demo – we believe in a “Learning Demo”.

New York Lean Startup Week

Startup Lessons Learned

We'll have slides and video from our Lean Startup track posted soon. Don't forget to vote to help choose a Lean Startup SXSW Challenge winner. I am declaring next week to be officially Lean Startup Week in New York City. 3/29 6-9pm - Demo Competition & Interview with Eric Ries NYU's Himelberg Speaker Series brought to you by the NYU Stern Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation with help from Tech@NYU Columbia, Weds. SXSW was amazing and exhausting.

Lean Marketing Tips: Hyperlocal Marketing Channels

crowdSPRING Blog

The Lean Startup movement provides a wonderful template, and Ross wrote a great post in which he discussed how managers can use these principles in their own marketing campaigns. Related posts: Lean Marketing tips: not-for-profit edition.

Is This Startup Ready For Investment?

Steve Blank

However, accelerator Demo Days are a combination of graduation ceremony and pitch contest, with the uncomfortable feel of a swimsuit competition. Recently we ran a Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences class with 26 teams of clinicians and researchers at UCSF.

Blowing up the Business Plan at U.C. Berkeley Haas Business School

Steve Blank

It has replaced how to write a business plan with hands-on Lean Startup methods. To create great entrepreneurs, we had to give our students the experience of navigating the chaos and uncertainty of running a lean startup while providing the same kind of rigorous framework the business plan did in its day. The disadvantage is that its methodology was based on the old waterfall model of product development and not the agile and lean methods that startups use today.

Innovation – something both parties can agree on

Steve Blank

I-Corps uses Lean Startup methods to teach scientists how to turn their discoveries into entrepreneurial, job-producing businesses. I-Corps uses everything we know about building Lean Startups and Evidence-based Entrepreneurship to connect innovation to entrepreneurship.

Hacking for Diplomacy @ Stanford –What We Learned With the State Department

Steve Blank

We just held our final week of the Hacking for Diplomacy class, teaching students entrepreneurship and “Lean Startup” principles while they engaged in national public service applying advanced technologies to solve global challenges. Lessons Learned – Not a Demo Day. Getting Lean.

Getting out of the building…by staying in the building!

Steve Blank

Our Lean Launchpad® for Life Sciences is one of them. The Lean Launchpad® for Life Sciences (the I-Corps @ NIH ) uses the Lean Startup Model to discover and validate the business model. Lean Methods are one such tool. Lean LaunchPad Life Sciences (NIH) Teaching

Hacking for Diplomacy @ Stanford –What We Learned With the State Department

Steve Blank

We just held our final week of the Hacking for Diplomacy class, teaching students entrepreneurship and “Lean Startup” principles while they engaged in national public service applying advanced technologies to solve global challenges. Lessons Learned – Not a Demo Day. Getting Lean.

Eureka! A New Era for Scientists and Engineers

Steve Blank

The class will be a version of the Lean LaunchPad class we developed in the Stanford Technology Ventures Program , (the entrepreneurship center at Stanford’s School of Engineering). And Stanford’s Lean LaunchPad class could do just that. Lean LaunchPad Teaching Venture Capital

Have we Leaned to Far? Steve Johnson at BoS Conference USA 2014

Business of Software Blog

He shares a wealth of experience, in this talk where he questions the notion that Lean Methods work, not least because most people haven’t read the book… “With today’s methods, we can build the wrong product faster than ever.” It’s a demo, right?

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Bootstrapped Lean College Startup: UpOut

47 Hats

We decided that in February, we’d take a week off of client work and school and build a prototype for UpOut to demo at a student entrepreneurship conference in NYC. By Martin Shen, UX Guy and Cofounder of UpOut.

Always Be Pitching

Instigator Blog

That’s the Lean Startup mantra. Even when you’re in build mode, you can still be pitching, doing demos, showing off your solution (even in its half-baked, prototype stage). You can experiment with how you pitch, how you demo, what value propositions you emphasize, etc.

I-Corps at the NIH: Evidence-based Translational Medicine

Steve Blank

This “Lessons Learned” presentation is much different than a traditional demo day. It gives us a sense of the learning, velocity and trajectory of the teams, rather than a demo day showing us how smart they are at a single point in time. I created the I-Corps/Lean LaunchPad® syllabus/curriculum, and with guidance from Allan May, Karl Handelsman Abhas Gupta and Todd Morrill adapted it for Life Sciences/Health Care/Digital Health.

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We’ve seen the Future of Translational Medicine and it’s Disruptive

Steve Blank

It’s Lean, it’s fast, it works and it’s unlike anything else ever done. Welcome to the Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences and Healthcare (part of the National Science Foundation I-Corps ). This post is part of our series on the Lean Startup in Life Science and Health Care.

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How to Simplify Lean Startup for Accelerators

Kevin Dewalt

Summary: Even startups in Y-Combinator need Lean Startup help. 1 I started with a “Lean 101” presentation and explained the basics, used case studies, and how to use a business model canvas. These are the questions Lean Startup helps us answer.

Can B2B Companies Use Lean Startup Techniques?

Launching Tech Ventures

Launching Tech Ventures This blog collects student, guest, and instructor posts from Launching Technology Ventures, a Harvard Business School MBA elective course that examines lean startup management practices. Friday, February 11, 2011 Can B2B Companies Use Lean Startup Techniques?

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Our 7 favorite startups from the Wayra London 2013 demo day

The Next Web

At the demo day, Tine Hamler, CEO of the company said it was seeking £250k to increase the sales and marketing team, and spread the word about Peekster even further. Tank Top TV was at the demo day looking to raise £400,000 in seed round funding.

Free Software for Managing a Lean Startup

Platforms and Networks

skip to main | skip to sidebar Platforms and Networks Thoughts about platforms, network effects and entrepreneurship Sunday, January 17, 2010 Free Software for Managing a Lean Startup I recently met with a former student, Sunil Nagaraj, founder and CEO of Triangulate, a Silicon Valley-based startup thats just launched its first product, Wings , a Facebook dating application. Last year Glance.net was free for students at HBS - it's been helpful for broadcasting presentations and demos.

Beyond MVP: Scaling Lean + AMA | Ash Maurya, LeanStack | BoS USA 2016

Business of Software Blog

Ash Maurya is the author of ‘Running Lean’, ‘Scaling Lean’ as well as the Lean Canvas business modeling tool. That was the big idea in the running lean book. I’d like to see your demo. Ash Maurya, Founder/CEO, LeanStack.

Singapore’s Startup Accelerator JFDI – Lean Startups, the Right Way

Kevin Dewalt

They don’t just talk Lean – Customer Development is the very foundation of their program. Many People Talk about Lean Startup but Don’t Make the Commitment to Do It. The programs are typically 3 months and much of the energy – misplaced, in my humble opinion – is on “demo day”.

The Lean LaunchPad – Teaching Entrepreneurship as a Management Science

Steve Blank

——————– March 11 th 1-4pm Demo Day at VC Firm (Location TBD). Set up a booth, put up posters, run demos, etc. I’ve introduced a new class at Stanford to teach engineers, scientists and other professionals how startups really get built.

When Krave Jerky Showed up in Class with a $435,000 Check

Steve Blank

Hershey just bought Krave Jerky, a team in our 2011 Berkeley Lean LaunchPad class, for >$200 million. They ran 10 in-store demos, which got them talking to 100s of more customers. The Lean LaunchPad class works for existing businesses as well as new startups.

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How Investors Make Better Decisions: The Investment Readiness Level

Steve Blank

Investors sitting through Incubator or Accelerator demo days have three metrics to judge fledgling startups – 1) great looking product demos, 2) compelling PowerPoint slides, and 3) a world-class team.

The Minimum Viable Product Dissected

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons

Development and Business Lessons By Michael Woloszynowicz By Michael Woloszynowicz Wednesday, October 27, 2010 The Minimum Viable Product Dissected One of the fundamental and most misunderstood tenants of the lean startup is the minimum viable product (MVP). Web 2.0

The Product Guy: Astonishin’ in 2010!

The Product Guy

Filed under: events , guest blogger , modular innovation , review , startup , user experience Tagged: agile , automating , cutetime , jQuery , lean , modular innovation , noblecount , quickmi , stribe , threedots , TPGroup , worksheet.

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Lessons Learned: The one line split-test, or how to A/B all the time

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, September 15, 2008 The one line split-test, or how to A/B all the time Split-testing is a core lean startup discipline, and its one of those rare topics that comes up just as often in a technical context as in a business-oriented one when Im talking to startups. in many cases an example is required - demo, or in my case video guitar lesson along with google ads for quick test data. The Lean Startup Intensive is tomorrow at Web 2.0.

The Innovation Insurgency Scales – Hacking For Defense (H4D)

Steve Blank

First, our mantra to the students has been to learn about “Deployment not Demos.” We wanted them to learn what it takes to get their product/service deployed to the field, not just have another demo to a general.

The Art of the Customer Development Conversation

Market by Numbers

Are product demos necessary from the buyer’s perspective? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply ← Lean Startup Machine – NYC B2B Customer Development → Brant Cooper Looking for a Customer Development speaker for your meetup?