Monthly Archives: June 2014

I-Corps @ NIH – Pivoting the Curriculum

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We’ve pivoted our Lean LaunchPad / I-Corps curriculum. We’re changing the order in which we teach the business model canvas and customer development to better-fit therapeutics, diagnostics and medical devices….read full post or download MP3.

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Why Lean May Save Your Life – The I-Corps @ NIH

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Today the National Institutes of Health announced they are offering my Lean LaunchPad class (I-Corps @ NIH ) to commercialize Life Science. There may come a day that one of these teams makes a drug, diagnostic or medical device that … Continue reading

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Hostages Strapped to the Tank: Coastal Commission Stories – Lesson 2

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For six and a half years I served as a public official on the California Coastal Commission.Commissoner Badge Since it’s been a year since I resigned, it’s time to tell a few stories about what I learned as a Coastal … Continue reading

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Farming for Developers: Coastal Commission Stories – Lesson 1

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Last week I got an email last week from a New York VC asking for advice about building a house in the California Coastal Zone. For six and a half years I served as a public official on the California … Continue reading

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