Category Archives: Lean LaunchPad

Early-stage Regional Venture Funds–part 2 of 3 of Bigger in Bend

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Dino Vendetti a VC at Bay Partners, moved up to Bend, Oregon on a mission to engineer Bend into a regional technology cluster.  Over the years Dino and I brainstormed about how Lean entrepreneurship would affect regional development. I visited Bend … Continue reading

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Bigger in Bend – Building a Regional Startup Cluster–part 1 of 3

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When Customer Development and the Lean Startup were just a sketch on the napkin, Dino Vendetti, a VC at Bay Partners, was one of the first venture capitalists I shared my ideas with. Dino and I kept in touch as he moved up … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned in Diagnostics

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This post is part of our series on the National Science Foundation I-Corps Lean LaunchPad class in Life Science and Health Care at UCSF. Doctors, researchers and Principal Investigators in this class got out of the lab and hospital talked to 2,355 customers, … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned in Therapeutics

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This post is part of our series on the National Science Foundation I-Corps Lean LaunchPad class in Life Science and Health Care at UCSF. Doctors, researchers and Principal Investigators in this class got out of the lab and hospital talked to 2,355 customers, … Continue reading

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Moneyball and the Investment Readiness Level-video

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Eric Ries was kind enough to invite me to speak at his Lean Startup Conference. In the talk I reviewed the basic components of the Lean Startup and described how we teach it. I observed that now that we’ve built software … Continue reading

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Lesson Learned in Medical Devices

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This post is part of our series on the National Science Foundation I-Corps Lean LaunchPad class in Life Science and Health Care at UCSF. Doctors, researchers and Principal Investigators in this class got out of the lab and hospital talked to 2,355 customers, … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned in Digital Health

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This post is part of our series on the National Science Foundation I-Corps Lean LaunchPad class in Life Science and Health Care at UCSF…read full post. Download MP3

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We’ve seen the Future of Translational Medicine and it’s Disruptive

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A team of 110 researchers and clinicians, in therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and digital health in 25 teams at UCSF, has just shown us the future of translational medicine.  It’s Lean, it’s fast, it works and it’s unlike anything else ever done. It’s … Continue reading

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How Do You Want to Spend Your Next 4 Years of Your Life?

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As our Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences class winds down, a good number of the 26 teams are trying to figure out whether they should go forward to turn their class project into a business…read full post. Download MP3

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When Customers Make You Smarter

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We talk a lot about Customer Development, but there’s nothing like seeing it in action to understand its power. Here’s what happened when an extraordinary Digital Health team gained several critical insights about their business model. The first was reducing … Continue reading

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