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Steve Blank

Steve Blank

Influencer

Entrepreneur-turned-educator Steve Blank is credited with launching the Lean Startup movement. He’s changed how startups are built; how entrepreneurship is taught; how science is commercialised and how companies and the government innovate....

Steve is the author of The Four Steps to the Epiphany, The Startup Owner’s Manual - and his May 2013 Harvard Business Review cover story defined the Lean Startup movement. He teaches at Stanford, Columbia, Berkeley and NYU; and created the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps - now the standard for science commercialisation in the US. His Hacking for Defense class at Stanford is revolutionising how the US defense and intelligence community can deploy innovation with speed and urgency.

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