Hacking For Defense In Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

BMNT , a new Silicon Valley company, is combining the Lean Methods it learned in combat with the technology expertise and speed of startups. The offset strategy was smart weapons, smart sensors, and stealth using silicon chips, electronics and computers that only the U.S.

Ping Pong is Not Just For Silicon Valley Startups

The Startup Magazine

This is in the strong footsteps of Silicon Valley companies which have demonstrated high productivity using such distractions as colorful offices with toys, escape rooms and other playthings. The number is on the rise; companies adapting play in the office are skyrocketing.

A Visitors Guide to Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

If you’re a visiting dignitary whose country has a Gross National Product equal to or greater than the State of California, your visit to Silicon Valley consists of a lunch/dinner with some combination of the founders of Google, Facebook, Apple and Twitter and several brand name venture capitalists.

Applying Lean Startup Beyond Silicon Valley

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest post by Lisa Regan, writer for The Lean Startup Conference. Entrepreneurs beyond Silicon Valley, including those working abroad, often have to retool Lean Startup methods to apply them in places with very different business cultures. September 25 in Asia), international Lean Startup experts Kevin Dewalt , Takashi Tsutsumi and Justin Wilcox will meet for a webcast to compare notes and hash out solutions. can have in implementing Lean Startup.

Why Silicon Valley and Hollywood Don’t Get Each Other and Who Will Win the Future

Both Sides of the Table

But here’s what Silicon Valley doesn’t get about Hollywood. No matter how much it bothers you, people do like to entertain themselves with a “lean back” experience. Ironically in Silicon Valley consumer Internet business have become hits driven businesses.

The Secret History of Silicon Valley Part V: Happy 100th Birthday.

Steve Blank

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance I always had been curious about how Silicon Valley, a place I had lived and worked in, came to be. How did Silicon Valley start? This October is the 100th anniversary of Silicon Valley, unnoticed and unmentioned by anyone.)

The Secret History of Silicon Valley Part VI: Every World War II.

Steve Blank

—————- The next piece of the Secret History of Silicon Valley puzzle came together when Tom Byers , Tina Selig and Mark Leslie invited me to teach entrepreneurship in the Stanford Technology Ventures Program ( STVP ) in Stanford’s School of Engineering.

The Secret History of Silicon Valley Part IX: Entrepreneurship in.

Steve Blank

Funded by military contracts, these 1950′s microwave tube startups would help build Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurial culture and environment. Steve Blanks 30 years of Silicon Valley startup advice.

Rocket Science 3: Hollywood Meets Silicon Valley « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

There couldn’t have been a worse choice for CEO in Silicon Valley. Hollywood Meets Silicon Valley was an Oxymoron A key premise of our new company was that our video compression and authoring technology would revolutionize how games were made and played.

Silicon Valley (and ProfessorVC) is Lazy

Professor VC

I always enjoy teaching these types of groups because it makes me realize the bubble we live in here in Silicon Valley. I am a strong believer in the new school of entrepreneurship education (lean startup, customer discovery, etc.). In the video, Mark calls out Silicon Valley as lazy for not doing basic research around markets.

The Secret History of Silicon Valley 11: The Rise of “Risk Capital.

Steve Blank

Yet one of the most remarkable things about the boom in microwave and silicon startups occurring in the 1950’s and 60’s was that it was done without venture capital. This post is about the rise of “risk capital” and how it came to be associated with what became Silicon Valley.

The Secret History of Silicon Valley 12: The Rise of “Risk Capital.

Steve Blank

The McMicking’s bought 50% of Ampex for $365,000 (some liken this to the first VC investment in the valley.) But by the 1960′s the tidal wave of semiconductor startups would find a valley with a growing number of SBIC backed venture firms and limited partnerships.

Is the Lean Startup Dead?

Steve Blank

It’s the antithesis of the Lean Startup. The mantra of “ first mover advantage ,” the idea that winners are the ones who are the first entrants in their market, became the conventional wisdom of investors in Silicon Valley.“ The Rise of the Lean Startup. The idea of the Lean Startup was built on top of the rubble of the 2000 Dot-Com crash. Lean started from the observation that you cannot ask a question that you have no words for.

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The Secret History of Silicon Valley Part VIII: The Rise of.

Steve Blank

Funded by military contracts these 1950′s startups would help build Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurial culture and environment. Terman was describing the valley’s already existing ecosystem for building vacuum tubes in 1950.

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

Steve Blank

In some cases, branches of the military contracted directly with Stanford which worked with local contractors in Silicon Valley to build these components or systems for the military. The future of the valley was clear – microwaves.

Machine Learning Meets the Lean Startup

Steve Blank

We just finished our Lean LaunchPad class at UC Berkeley’s engineering school where many of the teams embedded machine learning technology into their products. Machine Learning Meets Lean – Berkeley Lean LaunchPad Class. Filed under: Lean LaunchPad , Teaching.

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Machine Learning Meets the Lean Startup

Steve Blank

We just finished our Lean LaunchPad class at UC Berkeley’s engineering school where many of the teams embedded machine learning technology into their products. Machine Learning Meets Lean – Berkeley Lean LaunchPad Class. Filed under: Lean LaunchPad , Teaching.

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The History of Lean Planning

Up and Running

Lean Planning is a concept that we introduced back in 2012 as an evolution in business planning. We proposed Lean Planning as the next step in business planning. But, where did Lean Planning come from? Here’s a quick history of how we developed Lean Planning.

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Startup Communities – Building Regional Clusters

Steve Blank

Brad Feld’s new book Startup Communities joins the two other “must reads,” ( Regional Advantage and Startup Nation ) and one “must view” ( The Secret History of Silicon Valley ) for anyone trying to understand the components of a regional cluster.

Lessons Learned: Where did Silicon Valley come from?

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, November 11, 2008 Where did Silicon Valley come from? I think the absolute best reading on this subject is a book called Regional Advantage: Culture and Competition in Silicon Valley and Route 128 by AnnaLee Saxenian. You might be wondering: who were those brilliant people who made the key decisions to mold Silicon Valley? Silicon Valley is nearly 100 years old. Trying to learn more about lean startups?

[Review] The Lean Startup

YoungUpstarts

Many people tend to neglect the execution aspect, and Eric Rie’s “ The Lean Startup ” provides a starting point to this by fleshing out the principles of building a profitable company. Books & Reviews Eric Ries lean startup methodology The Lean Startup

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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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Lean Startup in New Places: The Lean Startup Conference 2018

Startup Lessons Learned

So much happened when the Lean Startup Community came together in Las Vegas last month for this year’s conference that I’m still processing it all. It was great to see so many of you there, and in particular to talk with so many different kinds of Lean Startup practitioners.

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Introducing Lean Planning: How to Plan Less and Grow Faster

Up and Running

Today, I want to introduce a new approach to business planning: Lean Planning. Lean Planning replaces lengthy business plans with a 20-minute planning process that focuses on increasing your chances of success in business. Lean Planning is a faster and better business plan solution.

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Lean Impact : Innovating for Social Good

Startup Lessons Learned

Ann Mei Chang is the Executive Director of Lean Impact, the social good division of the Lean Startup Company. Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good is going to be an amazing resource for so many people from innovators to funders and everyone in between.

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The Air Force Academy Gets Lean

Steve Blank

Todd Branchflower took my Lean LaunchPad class having been entrepreneurial enough to convince the Air Force send him to Stanford to get his graduate engineering degree. Here’s what we’ve noticed so far: In typical Lean Launchpad classes, students apply as teams with their own idea.

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Top 10 Ways Entrepreneurs Pivot a Lean Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

This reality has fostered a popular new startup approach which dramatically improves the efficiency and speed of these corrections, pioneered by Silicon Valley entrepreneur and author Eric Ries. entrepreneur pivot business success runway lean startup Eric Ries

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The Best Places Worldwide to Start Your High-Growth Startup

Up and Running

Silicon Valley, California, USA. Coming in at number one (which should surprise absolutely no one) is Silicon Valley, California’s resident hub for startup and entrepreneurial innovation. Top 10 Hot Incubators to Join in Silicon Valley.

The State Department Meets the Lean Startup – Hacking For Diplomacy

Steve Blank

Building off last spring’s pioneering Hacking for Defense class, which sought to connect Silicon Valley’s innovation culture and mindset to the Pentagon and the intelligence community, we’ve now expanded our horizons to the Department of State.

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The State Department Meets the Lean Startup – Hacking For Diplomacy

Steve Blank

Building off last spring’s pioneering Hacking for Defense class, which sought to connect Silicon Valley’s innovation culture and mindset to the Pentagon and the intelligence community, we’ve now expanded our horizons to the Department of State.

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Announcing the 2016 Lean Startup Week Program

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest post by Jennifer Maerz, contributing editor of Lean Startup Co. The Lean Startup team has been hard at work finalizing the details of this year’s Lean Startup Week. Each year, we bring you new case studies from Silicon Valley startups (and beyond), government agencies, and global enterprise companies, along with expert advice from seasoned entrepreneurs and newcomers alike. In the evening, we’ll have a Halloween-themed Lean Startup Night happy hour.

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. Heck, in Silicon Valley even the waiters can do it.). How To Build a Web Startup – The Lean LaunchPad Edition. Here’s the step-by-step process we suggest our students use in our Lean LaunchPad classes.

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Lean Startups aren't Cheap Startups

Steve Blank

For those of you who have been following the discussion, a Lean Startup is Eric Ries ’s description of the intersection of Customer Development , Agile Development and if available, open platforms and open source. The Customer Development process (and the Lean Startup) is one way to do that.

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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.

More Words of Wisdom from Marc Andreessen

Scott Edward Walker

The ‘lean startup’ philosophy makes a lot of sense at the beginning of the company when you’re trying to get to product-market fit.” (at I think that the ‘lean startup’ philosophy is essentially to startups what relativity was to physics.” (at I am…very bullish on Silicon Valley.

Lean Startup Conference 2018 is Coming to Las Vegas

Startup Lessons Learned

After eight years in San Francisco, the Lean Startup Company's annual flagship conference is moving to downtown Las Vegas. From November 14 - 16, at the Zappos Campus, Lean Startup Conference 2018 will feature all-new workshops, speakers, and networking events covering all the latest Lean Startup insights and innovations. When Zappos approached Lean Startup Co. Lean Startup Conference 2018 November 14 – 16, 2018 Zappos Campus, Downtown Las Vegas Click Here to Registe

The Lean Startup Tokyo edition

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Tuesday, June 9, 2009 The Lean Startup Tokyo edition I had a blast speaking at Startonomics Tokyo , which was organized to foster ties between the startup cultures in Japan and Silicon Valley. Without further ado, the slides: 2009_06_08 The Lean Startup Tokyo edition View more OpenOffice presentations from Eric Ries. Since I learned much of what I know about lean from studying Toyota, you can imagine how great a shock this was.

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Some IPO speculation

Startup Lessons Learned

His posts are born of tremendous research into the secret history of Silicon Valley , and if you haven’t read those essays, you should. I believe that t he Lean Startup is the first such comprehensive entrepreneurship theory. Trying to learn more about lean startups?

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

Steve Blank

While the Lean LaunchPad class has been adopted by Universities and the National Science Foundation, the question we get is, “Can students in K-12 handle an experiential entrepreneurship class?”

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Story Behind “The Secret History” Part III: The Most Important.

Steve Blank

Two years out of the Air Force, serendipity (which would be my lifelong form of career planning) found me in Silicon Valley working for my first company: ESL. In ten years Sylvania EDL grew to be one the largest companies in the valley ?

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

Steve Blank

Getting B-52s through the Soviet Air Defense System Posted on March 29, 2009 by steveblank This is post II of how I came to write “ The Secret History of Silicon Valley “ 1974. Steve Blanks 30 years of Silicon Valley startup advice.

Story Behind “The Secret History” Part IV: Library Hours at an.

Steve Blank

We were combining Stanford Engineering theory with ESL design engineers and implementing it with chips so new we were debugging the silicon as we were debugging the entire system. Thank you Bill Perry for one hell of a start in Silicon Valley.