Monthly Archives: April 2011

The LeanLaunch Pad at Stanford – Class 7: Revenue Model

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The Stanford Lean LaunchPad class was an experiment in a new model of teaching startup entrepreneurship. With one week and one more updates to go, this post is part seven. Parts one through six are here, Syllabus is here. With a week to go … Continue reading

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The Apprentice – Entrepreneur Version

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We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master Ernest Hemingway Silicon Valley is built on simple myths – one of the most pervasive is that all winning startups are founded straight out of school … Continue reading

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The LeanLaunch Pad at Stanford – Class 6: Channel Hypotheses

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The Stanford Lean LaunchPad class was an experiment with a new model of teaching startup entrepreneurship. With two weeks and two more updates to go, this post is part six. Parts one through five are here, Syllabus is here. While we’ve been pushing hard … Continue reading

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Mentors, Coaches and Teachers

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When the student is ready, the master appears. Buddhist Proverb Lots of entrepreneurs believe they want a mentor. In fact, they’re actually asking for a teacher or a coach. A mentor relationship is a two-way street. To make it work, … Continue reading

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The LeanLaunch Pad at Stanford – Class 5: Customer Relationship Hypotheses

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The Stanford Lean LaunchPad class was an experiment in a new model of teaching startup entrepreneurship. This post is part five. Parts one through four are here, Syllabus is here. Last week the teams were testing their hypotheses about their Customers (who are the users, … Continue reading

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Flowery Words – True Ventures Founders Camp

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The team at True Ventures was kind enough to invite me to speak at their Founders Camp. They pull in the founders of all their startups for 24 hours of activities, speakers, and discussions. I was blown away by the raw talent of these … Continue reading

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One Hand Clapping – Entrepreneurship In Ann Arbor, Michigan

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I spent a few days in March in Ann Arbor Michigan as a guest of Professor Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Dean for Entrepreneurial Programs, and Doug Neal, Director of Center for Entrepreneurship in the Engineering School at the University of Michigan…read full post. Download … Continue reading

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The LeanLaunch Pad at Stanford – Class 4: Customer Hypotheses

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The Stanford Lean LaunchPad class was an experiment in a new model of teaching startup entrepreneurship. This post is part four. Part one is here, two is hereand three is here. Syllabus is here. Last week the teams were testing their hypotheses about their Value Proposition … Continue reading

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