Feature Speaker: Bob Dorf, co-author with Steve Blank on The Startup Owners Manual (bio below)
6:45 (sharp!) - 7:15: Speed Networking
7:15-8: Welcome/Startups present
8-9: Feature speaker/q&a
9+: Closing remarks/head to Trinity (local bar) with food/drink specials ($3 draughts, $5 pizza/wings)
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More on Bob: Bob Dorf, a serial entrepreneur, is often called the midwife of Customer Development, helping Steve Blank deploy it when Blanks eighth start-up, E.piphany, opened in 1996. The two have been friends and colleagues since. Dorf is co-author with Steve Blank of The Start-up Owners Manual. He also runs the firms boutique consultancy, helping major corporations and start-ups alike effectively deploy the Customer Development process. Entrepreneurial since age 12, Dorf founded six companies, most explosive of which was Marketing 1to1 (later Peppers & Rogers Group), a former Inc. 500 company. He's invested in or advised more than a score of start-ups and teaches Customer Development at Columbia Business School. @bobdorf