Monthly Archives: April 2012

Five Days to Change the World – The Columbia Lean LaunchPad Class

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We’ve taught our Lean LaunchPad entrepreneurship class at Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia and the National Science Foundation in 8 week, 10 week and 12 week versions.  We decided to find out what was the Minimum Viable Product for our Lean LaunchPad class…read full post. … Continue reading

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How to Build a Billion Dollar Startup

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The quickest way to create a billion dollar company is to take basic human socialneeds and figure out how to mediate them on-line. (Look at the first wave of the web/mobile/cloud startups that have done just that:  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Match.com, Pandora, … Continue reading

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Blinded by the Light – The Epiphany

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Epiphany e·piph·a·ny  noun?/i?pif?n?/ A moment of sudden revelation or insight We now know how to teach entrepreneurs how to think about business models and use customer development to turn hypotheses into facts. But there is no process to teach how to get an epiphany. We … Continue reading

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