A New Way to Look at Competitors

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Every startup I see invariably puts up a competitive analysis slide that plots performance on a X/Y graph with their company in the top right…read full post.

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Lean Goes Better with Coke – the Future of Corporate Innovation

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In 2012 I got together with Alexander OsterwalderHenry Chesbrough and Andre Marquis to think about the Lean and the future of corporate innovation. We had some radical thoughts how companies were going to have change to remain competitive in the 21st century in a blog post. What we didn’t envision was that one creative corporate VP would take that post and build a world-class corporate innovation program around it…read full post.

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Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences – Value Proposition and Customers

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We’re deep into teaching a Lean LaunchPad class for Life Sciences and Health Care (therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and digital health) at UCSF with a team of veteran venture capitalists. (The class has talked to 1,440 customers to date.)…read full post.

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300 Teams in Two Years

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This is the start of the third year teaching teams of scientists (professors and their graduate students) in the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps). This month we’ve crossed ~300 teams in the first two years through the program...read full post.

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This Will Save Us Years – Lean LaunchPad for Life Science

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We’re deep into week 2 of teaching a Lean LaunchPad class for Life Sciences and Health Care (therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and digital health) this October at UCSF with a team of veteran venture capitalists…read full post.

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The Air Force Academy Gets Lean

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I can always tell when one of my students has been in the military. They’re focused, they’re world-wise past their years, and they don’t break a sweat in the fast pace and chaotic nature of the class and entrepreneurship…read full post.

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Why Real Learning is Outside the Building, Not Demo Day

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Over the last three years our Lean LaunchPad / NSF Innovation Corps classes have been teaching hundreds of entrepreneurial teams a year how to build their startups bygetting out of the building and testing their hypotheses behind their business model.  While our teams have mentors, socialize a lot and give great demos, the goal of our class final presentations is “Lessons Learned”  – about product/market fit, pricing, acquisition/activation costs, pricing, partners, etc…read full post.

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Reinventing Life Science Startups – Evidence-based Entrepreneurship

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What if we could increase productivity and stave the capital flight by helping Life Sciences startups build their companies more efficiently? We’re going to test this hypothesis by teaching a Lean LaunchPad class for Life Sciences and Health Care (therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and digital health) this October at UCSF with a team of veteran venture capitalists…read full post.

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Reinventing Life Science Startups – Medical Devices and Digital Health

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What if we could increase productivity and stave the capital flight by helping Life Sciences startups build their companies more efficiently? We’re going to test this hypothesis by teaching a Lean LaunchPad class for Life Sciences and Healthcare (therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and digital health) this October at UCSF with a team of veteran venture capitalists…read full post.

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Reinventing Life Science Startups–Therapeutics and Diagnostics

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Life Science (therapeutics- drugs to cure or manage diseases, diagnostics- tests and devices to find diseases, devices to cure and monitor diseases; and digital health –health care hardware, software and mobile devices and applications streamline and democratize the healthcare delivery system) is in the midst of a perfect storm of decreasing productivity, increasing regulation and the flight of venture capital…read full post.

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