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Steve Blank, Innovation Speaker

Steve Blank

    • Father of Modern Entrepreneurship
    • Serial Entrepreneur-Turned-Best Selling Author and Educator
Full Bio
Fee Range

$50,000 - $100,000

Travels From

California

Continuous Disruption

Continuous Disruption

Innovating Inside a Big Company

Innovating Inside a Big Company

3 Types of Corporte Innovation

3 Types of Corporte Innovation

Steve Blank is the co-inventor of the Lean Startup movement, a serial entrepreneur-turned-best selling author and educator who has changed the way startups are built, how entrepreneurship is taught, and how big companies and the U.S. government innovate. He is the author of the startup bibles: The Four Steps to the Epiphany and The Startup Owner’s Manual, books that entrepreneurs of all stripes rely on to build successful ventures and corporate and government organizations use to deal with disruption. His Harvard Business Review cover story, Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything, explained how companies could use the Lean Startup to implement innovation at speed.

Over the last 39 years, Steve has been part of, or co-founded eight Silicon Valley startups. These have run the gamut from semiconductors, video games, personal computers, and supercomputers. (MIPS, Zilog, Rocket Science, SuperMac, Convergent Technologies, Ardent, ESL) Steve's last company was E.piphany, an enterprise software company.

Steve is a past board member of California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV), Audubon California, Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) and Startup Weekend. He served as a governors appointee to the California Coastal Commission.

Steve currently teaches entrepreneurship at U.C. Berkeley- Haas Business School, Columbia University, and Stanford University. In 2009 he was awarded the Stanford University Undergraduate Teaching Award in the department of Management Science and Engineering. In 2010, he was awarded the Earl F. Cheit Outstanding Teaching Award at U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business. In 2011 the National Science Foundation adopted his Lean Launchpad class as the U.S. standard for commercializing basic and applied research via the Innovation Corps.

Steve Blank electrifies corporate audiences with actionable tips for how to drive continuous innovation sharing the same battle-tested processes that Lean Startups use to achieve success.

To book innovation speaker Steve Blank, contact Executive Speakers Bureau at 901.754.9404.

Innovation @50x

Moving Companies at Startup Speeds: How big companies can use Lean Startup techniques and processes to remain innovative

Dealing With Disruption

How culture, process and people need to adapt and adopt in the world of continuous disruption.

Entrepreneurship vs. Innovation

What is the Difference and Why Does it Matter? Steve explains why innovation inside an existing company or the government is different from building a startup, highlighting the different tools and mindsets needed to be a successful innovator or entrepreneur

Harnessing Your R&D Department

How every federal research agency adopted Lean Startup methods to commercialize science – 1,500 teams of our best scientists and counting – and learn how your company can as well.

Creating an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Silicon Valley’s role as an entrepreneurial powerhouse has its roots in the Cold War, not a Palo Alto garage. Steve explains how the Silicon Valley came to be and how you can create an entrepreneurial ecosystem in your region.

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