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26 June 2018 - 26 June 2018

An evening with Steve Blank, father of the Lean Startup Method

  • Rhodes House
  • 17:30 - 19:00
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Steve Blank


Entrepreneur-­turned-­educator Steve Blank is the Father of Modern Entrepreneurship. Credited with launching the Lean Start-up movement, he’s changed how start-ups 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 Start-up movement.

He teaches at Stanford, Columbia, Berkeley and NYU; and created the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps -­ now the standard for science commercialization in the U.S. His Hacking for Defense class at Stanford is revolutionizing how the U.S. defense and intelligence community can deploy innovation with speed and urgency, and its sister class, Hacking for Diplomacy, is doing the same for foreign affairs challenges managed by the U.S. State Department.

Steve blogs at


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