One Hand Clapping – Entrepreneurship In Ann Arbor, Michigan

Steve Blank

I spent a few days in March in Ann Arbor Michigan as a guest of Professor Thomas Zurbuchen , Associate Dean for Entrepreneurial Programs, and Doug Neal , Director of Center for Entrepreneurship in the Engineering School at the University of Michigan.

The Lean LaunchPad Online

Steve Blank

You may have read my previous posts about the Lean LaunchPad class taught at Stanford , Berkeley, Columbia , Caltech and for the National Science Foundation. He called it the “Lean Startup.”. Filed under: Business Model versus Business Plan , Customer Development , Lean LaunchPad.

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How Do You Negotiate More To Know What Your Brand Is Worth?


All this when it’s merely a question of leaning in versus pure quality. If you live in and around South-East Michigan, please come over for this free and interesting event. Your personal branding is determined by your ideas. You get to decide what your brand is worth.

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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. These events all have limited availability: NYC Lean Startup Circle , Thurs. 4/1 noon-3pm - private Lean Startup Machine , Friday. SXSW was amazing and exhausting. You can follow the slide presentation on Slideshare here.)

10,000 Startups – Startup Weekend Next

Steve Blank

The Lean LaunchPad Class. You may have read my previous posts about the Lean LaunchPad entrepreneurship class. And in the thirty days since we’ve put the Lean LaunchPad class online at Udacity – 50,000 students have been taking it.

Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

I packed up my life in Michigan and spent five days driving to California to start work.

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Making a Dent in the Universe – Results from the NSF I-Corps

Steve Blank

———– The Lean LaunchPad class for the National Science Foundation (NSF). Over the last 6 months, we’ve been teaching a version of the Lean LaunchPad class for the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps. Customer Development Lean LaunchPad Teaching

[Interview] Michael K. Levine, Author Of “People Over Process: Leadership for Agility”


I was an early adopter in financial operations and software of lean operational and product development techniques that originated at Toyota, and then of agile as it was promulgated in the Manifesto. We all want our teams to work as effectively as they can.

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Lessons Learned: Ann Mei Chang

Startup Lessons Learned

With Lean Impact , Ann Mei Chang takes us on her journey of trying to bring innovation and social good together. While Eric went on co-found another company and write The Lean Startup , I went on to Google. Thus, Lean Impac t was born.

How we changed the way the U.S. government commercializes science: Errol Arkilic — Part 1 of Episode 6 on Sirius XM Channel 111

Steve Blank

Errol Arkilic was the lead program director for the National Science Foundation I-Corps , which uses my Lean LaunchPad curriculum to teach scientists and engineers how to take their technology out of the lab and into the marketplace. The Lean LaunchPad class.

Join a conference simulcast near you

Startup Lessons Learned

One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere. Michigan: Detroit Van Buren Minnesota: Minneapolis Missouri: Kirksville Montana: Bozeman Helena Missoula Pablo Nebraska: Lincoln Omaha Nevada: Las Vegas, /usr/lib, 520 Fremont St Las Vegas, CHSI Technologies, 770 Pilot Rd.

A Conversation with 2020 Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang

View from Seed

So, when I was researching my book, I looked into what actually happened to the manufacturing workers in Michigan, Indiana and in the South. We have to lean into one of the core competencies our government has by putting economic power into people’s hands.

Nuke’em ‘Till They Glow – Quitting My First Job

Steve Blank

The Vietnam War had just ended and I was out of the Air Force back in college living in Ann Arbor Michigan. Civilian life was good, the government was paying my tuition and I got a college work/study job in the University of Michigan physics department.

SWOT Analysis Examples

Up and Running

Botanical Bounty needs to establish its reputation as a highly-efficient, high-potency medicinal herb grower, and one effective and inexpensive way to do that would be to lean on loyal customer testimonials in the company’s marketing strategy.

Reinventing the Board Meeting – Part 2 of 2 – Virtual Valley Ventures

Steve Blank

At Stanford our Lean Launchpad class ran an experiment that showed when “the boardroom is bits” can make a radical difference in the outcome of an early stage startup. The University of Michigan is a possible first test.) There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.

Reinventing the Startup Board Meeting: Part 2


At Stanford our Lean Launchpad class ran an experiment that showed when "the boardroom is bits" can make a radical difference in the outcome of an early stage startup. The University of Michigan is a possible first test.)

Innovation, Change and the Rest of Your Life

Steve Blank

I lived through the time when working in my first job in Ann Arbor Michigan we had to get out a map to find out that San Jose was not only in Puerto Rico but there was a city with that same name in California. I’m glad to have been part of the team inventing the Lean Startup methodology. I gave the Alumni Day talk at U.C. Santa Cruz and had a few things to say about innovation. —-.

The Story Behind the Secret History Part II. Getting B-52s through.

Steve Blank

After been stationed at three fighter bases in Thailand ( Ubon , Udorn and Korat ) and working on Electronic Warfare suites on F-4’s, A-7’s, F-105’s and AC-130’s, I got orders to report to a Strategic Air Command (SAC) B-52 bomber base in Alpena Michigan.

Why Capital Factory?

Austin Startup

Signs of the frenzy include an increase in Startup Buses from one to six this year, a busload of MBA students from Michigan who are out to networks with startups, and recent tech investor Ashton Kutcher making an appearance at the Foursquare party. The timing of this growth path — 3 days, 3 months, 12 months — is going to be more common in startups that are going to run lean, be nimble, and be successful in the long term.

Durant Versus Sloan – Part 1

Steve Blank

William Durant died managing a bowling alley in Flint Michigan in 1947. It is interesting to note that some advocates of lean management and accounting (including Waddell and Bodek in *The Rebirth of American Industry*) have a strong dislike of Sloan/Brown management cost accounting.

US Economic Risks (Sept 2010): Impact on Investors & Entrepreneurs

Both Sides of the Table

Additionally, those who run lean operations and raised money from supportive investor bases will be best positioned. This post was originally published in a shorter (more sensible) format in the Wall Street Journal online.

Crushing It With Competitive Intelligence Analysis: Best Metrics, Reports

Occam's Razor

Other tools, can provide more dimensions including children, political leanings, ethnicity etc… You can see how this might be a lot more interesting for a magazine or content sites, and perhaps a lot less to other types of businesses.

The Secret History of Silicon Valley Part X: Stanford Crosses the.

Steve Blank

Other universities doing classified ELINT and Electronic Warfare work attended including University of Michigan, Georgia Institute of Technology and Cornell.

Founders and dysfunctional families « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

The Rust Belt – (Skip this Section if I’m Boring You) Out of the Air Force, my first job out of school was in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in the mid-1970’s installing broadband process control systems in automotive and manufacturing plants throughout the Midwest.

Out of the Crisis #9, the founders of Frontline Foods on the moral imperative to support frontline workers at scale

Startup Lessons Learned

One of the most consistent features of the volunteer response to the pandemic has been how many people have stepped up to fill roles that aren't necessarily related to their professional experience. In every case, they've simply been asked to take on work and said yes. The founders of Frontline Foods are three of these people. Sydney Gressel is a nurse in the pediatric emergency department at UCSF's Benioff Children's Hospital. Ryan Sarver was a partner at venture capital firm Redpoint.

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

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New Power: An Interview with Henry Timms

Startup Lessons Learned

University of Michigan turned Giving Tuesday into Giving Blueday, and they used it to raise $5.5 So many of the people who are good at new power think about their work in an experimental, entrepreneurial way – with some real overlap with the Lean Startup method.