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How to Make Your Lean Startup Work With Almost No Money


Every year, new startup entrepreneurs attempt to launch a business on the leanest budget possible. Whatever the case, you’ll need to make some big sacrifices and strategic managerial decisions if you want this lean startup budget to work — and it’s definitely possible. Consider a hybrid workplace.

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Is the Lean Startup Dead?

Steve Blank

Reading the NY Times article “ Jeffrey Katzenberg Raises $1 Billion for Short-Form Video Venture, ” I realized it was time for a new startup heuristic: the amount of customer discovery and product-market fit you need to find is inversely proportional to the amount and availability of risk capital. It’s the antithesis of the Lean Startup.

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Is the Lean Startup concept of MVP dead?

VC Cafe

VC’s were no longer insisting that startups spend faster, and “swing for the fences”. It was a nuclear winter for startup capital.” ” Steve Blank, “Is the lean startup dead?” ” The Lean Startup movement started out of necessity. Maximum Viable Product.

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A Quick Course on Lean

Steve Blank

Over the weekend I got asked the best way to teach students the principles of Lean via Zoom. Here’s what I suggested they offer their students: Lean in Context. How did we build startups in the past? The Harvard Business Review Article “Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything” ties the pieces together here.

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10 Keys To Surviving Startup Cash Flow Requirements

Startup Professionals Musings

The “valley of death” is a common term in the startup world, referring to the difficulty of covering the negative cash flow in the early stages of a startup, before their new product or service is bringing in revenue from real customers. Join a startup incubator. Use crowd funding to build reserves.

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7 Highlights from Lean Startup Week

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest Post by Misti Yang, Writer for Lean Startup Co. Editor’s Note: We wrapped up the 2017 Lean Startup Week in San Francisco just a few weeks ago, and we’re excited to share with you some of the best lessons learned in entrepreneurship and corporate innovation. Remember your customers, culture, and connections.

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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. Shiny Object meets First Mover Advantage.

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