Category Archives: Lean LaunchPad

It’s About Women Running Startups

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“Why is it so hard for a woman to still get taken seriously by a venture capitalist?” Read full post or download MP3.

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Getting out of the building…by staying in the building!

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The landscape for how to turn life science and health care technologies into viable companies has changed more in the last 3 years than in the last 30. New approaches to translational medicine have emerged. Our Lean Launchpad® for Life Sciences is … Continue reading

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I-Corps at the NIH: Evidence-based Translational Medicine

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Over the last three years the National Science Foundation I-Corps has taught over 700 teams of scientists how to commercialize their technology and how to fail less, increasing their odds for commercial success…read full post or download MP3.

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The Big Bang. The Lean LaunchPad explodes at University of Maryland

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The University of Maryland is now integrating the Lean LaunchPad® into standard innovation and entrepreneurship courses across all 12 colleges within the University. Over 44 classes have embedded the business model canvas and/or Customer Discovery including a year-long course taken by every … Continue reading

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Watching My Students Grow

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One of the great things about teaching is that while some students pass by like mist in the night others remain connected forever. I get to watch them grow into their careers and cheer them on.Its been three and a … Continue reading

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The Woodstock of K-12 Education

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Describing something as the “Woodstock of…” has taken to mean a one-of-a-kind historic gathering. It happened recently when a group of educators came to the ranch to learn how to teach Lean entrepreneurship to K-12 students…read full post or download MP3.

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Why Translational Medicine Will Never be The Same

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For the past three years the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps has been teaching our nations best scientists how to build a Lean Startup.  Close to 400 teams in robotics, computer science, materials science, geoscience, etc. have learned how to use business … Continue reading

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Getting Lean in Education – By Getting Out of the Classroom

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This week the National Science Foundation goes Lean on education by providing $1.2 million to educators who want to bring their classroom innovations to a wider audience…read full post or download MP3.

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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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