Steve Blank, Four Steps to the Epiphany |
Steve Blank has had a 33-year career as a successful businessman, conservationist and teacher. As a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Steve was part of/or founded eight venture-backed companies. Four of his eight startup companies went public. After he retired, he started new careers in conservation, public service, and teaching. After retiring, Steve moved from being an entrepreneur to teaching entrepreneurship to both undergraduate and graduate students at U.C. Berkeley, Stanford University and the Columbia University/Berkeley Joint Executive MBA program. Steve wrote a book (actually his class text) about building early stage companies: Four Steps to the Epiphany. He followed it in 2012 with his next book; The Startup Owners Manual. The â€œCustomer Developmentâ€ model that he developed in his book is one of the core themes for these classes. In 2010, he was awarded the Earl F. Cheit Outstanding Teaching Award at U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business. In 2009 Steve was awarded the Stanford University Undergraduate Teaching Award in the department of Management Science and Engineering. In 2007 Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Steve to serve on the California Coastal Commission, the public body which regulates land use and public access on the California coast. Steve currently sits on the board of Startup Weekend and the California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV.) He’s a past board member of Audubon California (and its past chair), the Audubon National Board and Peninsula Open Space land Trust (POST). Read more: http://www.crunchbase.com/person/steve-blank#ixzz2c11ag160 Follow us: @crunchbase on Twitter | crunchbase on Facebook Agenda 6:00 Networking and Food 7:00 Fireside Chat 8:00 Networking Hosted By Brian Park, Director of Startup Grind New York City
Over 18 years professional experience in web/online/mobile product development. Experience in developing innovative consumer and enterprise collaborative web products and services. Has started three previous startups, including one that had $17 million in revenues. Previously worked for AOL and Merrill Lynch. Is a CMUer. Hosted By Khari Parson, Director of Startup Grind New York City
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Khari is a founder of tech and brick and mortar companies and a lawyer with a background in corporate law and business planning and strategic development for start-up companies. Local Partners
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