Steve Blank on Early Key Lessons with Founders Films.
Over the last 35 years, Steve has been part of, or co-founded eight Silicon Valley startups. These have run the gamut from semiconductors, video games, personal computers, and supercomputers. (MIPS, Zilog, Rocket Science, SuperMac, Convergent Technologies, Ardent, ESL) Steve's last company was E.piphany, an enterprise software company.
Steve is a past board member of California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV), Audubon California, Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) and Startup Weekend He served as a governors appointee to the California Coastal Commission.
Steve currently teaches entrepreneurship at U.C. Berkeley- Haas Business School, Columbia University, NYU, Stanford University Engineering School and UCSF. In 2009 he was awarded the Stanford University Undergraduate Teaching Award in the department of Management Science and Engineering. In 2010, he was awarded the Earl F. Cheit Outstanding Teaching Award at U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business. In 2011 the National Science Foundation adopted his Lean Launchpad class as the U.S. standard for commercializing basic and applied research via the Innovation Corps. All his course material is open-sourced at http://steveblank.com/slides/
His article on the Lean Startup was the cover story of the May 2013 Havard Business Review. It can be downloaded from www.steveblank.com