Guest Post I’m sick and tired of hearing about “lean startups.”
Editor’s Pick More established giants should be threatened by Box, but not because the company made a minor product announcement. The strategy, not one small product, is the real threat.
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 How much of the expected $131B spend will your cloud startup take this year?
Guest Post We pivoted three times in four years — here’s what we learned.
If you want to highlight a product, build a landing page. If you’re an internet marketing guru, make a squeeze page. But if you want to start on online movement — and maybe sell a few books, speaking events, or other products along the way, create a smart site.
Guest Post Growing a user base is about more than data science and numbers. It’s about doing real research out in the field, getting to know customers, and giving them what they want.
We caught up with Scott Cook, the billionaire founder of Intuit, to chat about how a “lean startup” mentality is still relevant at a major company.
Editor’s Pick I called on the serial entrepreneur and father of the “Lean startup” movement for a dose of perspective.
Bennett Blank, Intuit’s innovation lead, believes that large businesses have a lot to learn from startups.
Guest Post Startups are considered pretty uncool in Hong Kong, a city ruled by finance and real estate, but I’m optimistic for the city’s chances at growing into a tech hub
Guest Post The Lean Startup concept, developed by Eric Reis roughly two years ago, has been embraced by the startup community. And though I think it’s the best and most consistent framework available for entrepreneurs to methodically evaluate their ventures, what happens when you get a product into the market that customers actually want and your business starts to grow? Does the “lean” focus end there?
Guest Post While the traditional definition of lean startup is one that moves fast, venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur Mark Suster says a better definition is one that’s tied to size and funding levels. There’s nothing wrong with being lean as you look for a strong product and market fit, he says in this Entrepreneur Thought Leader Lecture given at Stanford University, but once you find one, it’s a smart idea to get fat with funding – fast.
The notion of the lean startup, for many people, brings to mind a shoestring operation. That’s not always the case, says Ann Miura-Ko, co-founding partner at Floodgate. Some of today’s largest brands, including eBay, Apple and Microsoft started with small amounts of capital, relying on their business models and vision to steer the way.
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Scott Albro is CEO of Focus.com. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.)
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Sylvie Leotin is the president at Atelier Leotin, a boutique consultancy firm. A modified version of this story originally appeared on her blog.)
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Brant Cooper is an independent startup consultant specializing in customer development and marketing. He submitted this story to VentureBeat.)
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Dharmesh Shah is a serial software entrepreneur and the founder and CTO of HubSpot, which provides marketing software for small businesses. This column originally appeared on his blog. )
Guest Post (Editor’s note: Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank is the author of Four Steps to the Epiphany. This column originally appeared on his blog.)
I’m a slow learner. It took me 8 startups and 21 years to get it right, (and one can argue success was due to the Internet bubble rather then any brilliance.)