Steve Blank

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Steve Blank (born 1953) is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur based in Pescadero, California.wikipedia
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Lean startup

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Blank is recognized for developing the customer development method that launched the lean startup movement, a methodology which recognized that startups are not smaller versions of large companies, but require their own set of processes and tools to be successful.
The lean startup methodology is based on the customer development methodology of Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur-turned-academic Steve Blank.

Customer development

Blank is recognized for developing the customer development method that launched the lean startup movement, a methodology which recognized that startups are not smaller versions of large companies, but require their own set of processes and tools to be successful.
Customer development was developed by serial entrepreneur Steve Blank in the 1990s.

Lean Launchpad

the Lean Launchpad
His Lean Launchpad class (taught as the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps) has become the standard for commercialization for all federal research.
Lean LaunchPad is an entrepreneurship methodology created by Steve Blank to test and develop business models based on querying and learning from customers.

Haas School of Business

Walter A. Haas School of BusinessCollege of CommerceUniversity of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business
He is an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at Stanford; lectures at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, and is a senior fellow at Columbia University.

Pescadero, California

PescaderoPescadero, CA
Steve Blank (born 1953) is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur based in Pescadero, California.

MIPS Technologies

MIPSMIPS Computer SystemsMIPS Computer Systems, Inc.
Some of his ventures include Zilog and MIPS Computers, Convergent Technologies, Ardent, SuperMac Technologies, ESL and Rocket Science Games.
Some notable people who worked in MIPS: James Billmaier, Steve Blank, Joseph DiNucci, John L. Hennessy, David Hitz, Earl Killian, Dan Levin, John Mashey, John P. McCaskey, Bob Miller, Stratton Sclavos.

Rocket Science Games

Rocket Science Productions
Some of his ventures include Zilog and MIPS Computers, Convergent Technologies, Ardent, SuperMac Technologies, ESL and Rocket Science Games.
Rocket Science Games (RSG) was an independent game studio founded by Steven Gary Blank and Peter Barrett in 1993 to combine the creative forces of Hollywood and Silicon Valley into compelling cinematic videogames.

Epiphany, Inc.

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Blank co-founded his 8th and last startup, the Customer Relationship Management provider E.piphany, in 1996 and retired the day before its IPO in September 1999.
Notable employees included founders Steve Blank, Ben Wegbreit, Greg Walsh, and John P. McCaskey; Chairman Roger Siboni; and CEO Karen Richardson.

Columbia Business School

Columbia University Graduate School of BusinessGraduate School of BusinessColumbia Graduate School of Business
In January 2011, Blank created the Lean LaunchPad class at Stanford University Columbia Business School and UC Berkeley.
Rita Gunther McGrath is a well known member of the strategy faculty and the author of four books on the subject, most recently The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast As Your Business (2013, Harvard Business Review Publishing) Steve Blank created the Lean LaunchPad class that he teaches a scientific method for teaching entrepreneurship that combines experiential learning with the three building blocks of a successful Lean Startup

Eric Ries

Blank's customer development methodology is a cornerstone of the lean startup movement, popularized by Eric Ries whom Blank states was "the best student I ever had."
IMVU investor Steve Blank insisted that IMVU executives audit Blank's class on entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley.

Udacity

Udacity, Inc.
Since its inception, Blank's course has been adopted by more than 100 universities worldwide, and more than 300,000 people have taken a free online version of the class at Udacity.
On 23 August 2012, a new course in entrepreneurship, EP245 taught by retired serial entrepreneur Steve Blank, was announced.

Stardent Inc.

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Some of his ventures include Zilog and MIPS Computers, Convergent Technologies, Ardent, SuperMac Technologies, ESL and Rocket Science Games.

California Coastal Commission

California Coastal ActCoastal CommissionCoastal Commission, California
In 2007 he was appointed to the California Coastal Commission.
* Lessons learned in six and a half years serving on the California Coastal Commission (June 2014), Steve Blank

Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley, CaliforniaSan JoseSan Francisco Bay Area technology industry
Steve Blank (born 1953) is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur based in Pescadero, California.

Columbia University

ColumbiaColumbia CollegeUniversity of Columbia
He is an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at Stanford; lectures at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, and is a senior fellow at Columbia University.

New York City

New YorkNew York, New YorkNew York City, New York
Blank was born to immigrant parents who ran a grocery in the Chelsea neighborhood in New York City.

University of Michigan

MichiganUniversity of Michigan, Ann ArborUniversity of Michigan at Ann Arbor
He attended the University of Michigan, but dropped out after one semester.

Thailand

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His military career took him to Thailand during the Vietnam War, where he was managing a team of 15 electronics technicians within a year and a half.

Vietnam War

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His military career took him to Thailand during the Vietnam War, where he was managing a team of 15 electronics technicians within a year and a half.

Electronics technician

Basic ElectronicsElectronics Maintenance Technician
His military career took him to Thailand during the Vietnam War, where he was managing a team of 15 electronics technicians within a year and a half.

Palo Alto, California

Palo AltoPalo Alto, CACity of Palo Alto
After leaving the military, Blank moved to Palo Alto.

Soviet Union

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The company helped the government understand the Soviets' technological and arms developments during the Cold War.

Cold War

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The company helped the government understand the Soviets' technological and arms developments during the Cold War.

Zilog

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Some of his ventures include Zilog and MIPS Computers, Convergent Technologies, Ardent, SuperMac Technologies, ESL and Rocket Science Games.

Convergent Technologies

ConvergentConvergent Technologies (Unisys)convergent.com
Some of his ventures include Zilog and MIPS Computers, Convergent Technologies, Ardent, SuperMac Technologies, ESL and Rocket Science Games.