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Lean Startup Lessons for Healthcare Businesses
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What fledgling healthcare entrepreneurs learned from Steve Blank's Lean LaunchPad might surprise you.
January 20, 2014 in Business Management
Do Pivots Matter? Yes, in Almost Every Case.

Do Pivots Matter? Yes, in Almost Every Case.

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A recent analysis of 39 billion-dollar companies says most stuck to their original vision. Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank argues that isn't true.
January 13, 2014 in Growth Strategies
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

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Bitcoin launches ATMS, quantifying innovation, Marissa Mayer's no telecommuting policy gets vindicated, Latinas take over, marketers can’t decide if Facebook ads work, Steve Blank gets fired. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.
November 1, 2013 in News and Trends

Steve Blank on Building Great Founding Teams

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Getting your startup up and running means building a rock-solid founding team. Here are the factors to consider to help you get there.
July 30, 2013 in Business Management
New York University's Accelerator is Looking to Jump Start Startups

New York University's Accelerator is Looking to Jump Start Startups

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NYU recently unveiled its accelerator Launchpad, hoping to help young entrepreneurs with their ventures.
June 25, 2013 in Starting a Business
In Colombia, Vive La Revolucion Emprendedora

In Colombia, Vive La Revolucion Emprendedora

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The 'lean startup' movement heads to South America, where teams of entrepreneurs in Bogota are learning how to build scalable business models, writes serial entrepreneur Bob Dorf.
January 25, 2013 in Starting a Business
Steve Blank on Entrepreneurs as Dissidents

Steve Blank on Entrepreneurs as Dissidents

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On Election Day, serial entrepreneur Steve Blank takes a moment to remember why freedom of speech, expression and thought are critical to entrepreneurship.
November 6, 2012 in Starting a Business
Video: Changing the Startup Landscape for ScientistsPlay Video

Changing the Startup Landscape for Scientists (Video)

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Professor Steve Blank talks about I-Corps, the National Science Foundation's incubator program for scientists who want to turn inventions into profitable companies.
September 28, 2012 in Grow Your Business
Video: Steve Blank: Inside the Lean StartupPlay Video

Steve Blank: Inside the Lean Startup (Video)

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The professor who popularized the "lean" movement describes his Lean LaunchPad course.
September 26, 2012 in Grow Your Business
Video: Steve Blank on Top Mistakes That Startups MakePlay Video

Steve Blank on Top Mistakes That Startups Make (Video)

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Sure, you might be good at starting a business. But what about building one? Here are some common blunders -- and how to avoid them.
September 19, 2012 in Growing Your Business
Video: Steve Blank: How to Grow Your BusinessPlay Video

Steve Blank: How to Grow Your Business (Video)

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From up-selling to unbundling, professor Steve Blank outlines lean strategies for growing your customer base.
September 14, 2012 in Grow Your Business
Video: Steve Blank on Getting Small Businesses Growing AgainPlay Video

Steve Blank on Getting Small Businesses Growing Again (Video)

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The old ways of doing business no long apply, says professor Steve Blank. Entrepreneurship is exploding among those who grok that.
September 11, 2012 in Grow Your Business
Vision Versus Hallucination -- Founders and Pivots

Vision Versus Hallucination -- Founders and Pivots

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A pivot should not be an excuse for a lack of a coherent strategy or a lack of impulse control, writes Steve Blank.
August 30, 2012 in Starting a Business
Steve Blank on Being Tenacious

Steve Blank on Being Tenacious

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A frustrating early-morning airport experience reminds serial entrepreneur Steve Blank that there's almost always a path to a goal.
July 20, 2012 in Starting a Business
Startup Owner's Manual: How to 'Get' Customers

Startup Owner's Manual: How to 'Get' Customers

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Now that you've launched a mobile app or retail website, it's time to 'pull' customers toward you. Here's how.
June 13, 2012 in Starting a Business
Why Facebook Is Killing Silicon Valley (Opinion)

Why Facebook Is Killing Silicon Valley (Opinion)

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With venture-capital investment flocking to social-media startups, who will back nascent startups innovating in such critical industries as material science, sensors, robotics, medical devices and life sciences?
May 21, 2012 in Social Media
Why Innovation Dies

Why Innovation Dies

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Author Steve Blank argues that the road for innovation does not go through committee.
May 2, 2012 in Starting a Business
How to Build a Billion-Dollar Startup

How to Build a Billion-Dollar Startup

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Professor Steve Blank says the quickest way to create the next Instagram is to move basic human social needs -- like friendship, dating and sex -- into the digital world.
April 19, 2012 in Starting a Business
Video: Steve Blank and the Big Picture at SXSW 2012Play Video

Steve Blank and the Big Picture at SXSW 2012 (Video)

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Entrepreneurship professor Steve Blank describes the startup scene at the South By Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas.
March 14, 2012 in Startup Basics
Steve Blank on the Era of the Lean Startup

Steve Blank on the Era of the Lean Startup

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People are starting to realize that startups are not merely small versions of large corporations. And that's exciting, Steve Blank says.
March 11, 2012 in Startup Basics
Is Starting a Business an Art or a Science?

Is Starting a Business an Art or a Science?

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When it comes to launching a business, should you trust your gut or employ a more analytic approach? Professor Steve Blank and behavioral economist Kay-Yut Chen square off.
February 28, 2012 in Startup Basics
Lean LaunchPad: A Crash Course in Startup Success

Lean LaunchPad: A Crash Course in Startup Success

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A new class created by serial entrepreneur Steve Blank puts a focus on testing ideas before jumping in.
June 13, 2011 in Your Business Plan
Business Planning for the 'Lean Startup'

Business Planning for the 'Lean Startup'

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This next-generation strategy calls for planning--and revising--as you go.
September 22, 2010 in Your Business Plan

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