Over the last three years, our Lean LaunchPad / NSF Innovation Corps classes have been teaching hundreds of entrepreneurial teams a year how to build their startups by getting out of the building and testing their hypotheses behind their business model.
Guest Post What if we could increase productivity and stave the capital flight by helping life sciences startups build their companies more efficiently?
DoubleClick founder Kevin O’Connor’s new startup, FindTheBest, is based on “lean startup” techniques. Here, he explains exactly how it works.
Guest Post Many founding teams fail because they’ve never had the conversation about founder, founding team, and founding CEO. Spend the time and take stock of who’s on the journey with you.
Guest Post A minimum viable product (MVP) is not always a smaller, cheaper version of your final product. Defining the goal for a MVP can save you tons of time, money and grief.
Editor’s Pick It’s entirely possible that the National Security Agency has already put backdoors into your PC, enabling them to bypass any encryption techniques you might be using.
Guest Post The greatest number of jobs is created when startups create a new market – one where the product or service never existed before or is radically more convenient. Yet this is where startups will run into anti-innovation opponents they may not expect. These opponents have their own name – “rent seekers” – the landlords of the status quo.
Guest Post One of my ex-students recently gave me an update on his startup. When I asked, “What are you working on?” the first words out of his mouth was his fundraising progress. This is not good.
Guest Post Founders, when you’re searching for a business model, make sure that you’re the ones doing the learning… not the outsourced help.
Guest Post The online world can be a dangerous place for the unprepared. And it’s just going to get worse. It’s time to teach Cyber Security as integral part of the high school and college curriculum and to all corporate employees.
Guest Post This is heartbreaking: An entrepreneur puts mind, time, and energy into founding and running a new venture, and then recklessly sabotages the startup’s chances to succeed.
Guest Post Startups have as much to learn about success as they do from failure.
Editor’s Pick I called on the serial entrepreneur and father of the “Lean startup” movement for a dose of perspective.
Guest Post Continuous disruption will be the norm for corporations in the 21st century — or at least the ones that want to survive.
Guest Post There are a lot of start up resources out there, but here are some of the most useful free ones.
Guest Post Countries that stifle dissent while attempting to encourage entrepreneurship will end up at a competitive disadvantage.
Startup Weekend, which hosts weekend-long business hackathons, has joined forces with Startup America, TechStars, and other such entities to launch Startup Weekend Next, a program for new would-be entrepreneurs who need a bit of advice, polish, and hand-holding.
Guest Post One of the key things to pay attention to in a search for a cofounder is how you fight — and what you fight about. Here’s how to find the right fit.
Guest Post How to build regional entrepreneurial communities has just gotten it’s first “here’s how to do it” book.
Guest Post You may have read my previous posts about the Lean LaunchPad class taught at Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia, Caltech, and for the National Science Foundation. Now you can take this course too.
Guest Post E.piphany was an 11-month-old startup with 31 people and on fire. We were on the verge of clinching a huge deal, when it suddenly went south.
Watching an entrepreneur fail is sad, but watching them fail from a lack of nerve is tragic.
Guest Post Editor’s note: Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank is the author of Four Steps to the Epiphany. This story originally appeared on his blog.