Steve Blank is a retired serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in high technology companies and management. He is a Consulting Professor at Stanford in the Graduate School of Engineering STVP Program.
Steve has been a founder or participant in eight Silicon Valley startups since 1978. His last company, E.piphany, started in his living room. His other startups include two semiconductor companies (Zilog and MIPS Computers), a workstation company (Convergent Technologies), a supercomputer firm (Ardent), a computer peripheral supplier (SuperMac), a military intelligence systems supplier (ESL) and a video game company (Rocket Science Games).
Steve is on the board of CafePress.com, an on-line marketplace, and IMVU, a 3D IM social network.
Steve was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California Coastal Commission and is the Chairman of Audubon California and on the board of the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST.)
His Google Tech talk, "The Secret History of Silicon Valley" (available on YouTube) is one of the definitive views on the early history of innovation in Silicon Valley.
Steve teaches entrepreneurship and a methodology of managing marketing, sales and business development in high technology startups. His course text "Four Steps to the Epiphany" is the definitive work on Customer Development and is one of the foundations of Lean Startups.
Last Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2008
|Video||Acting on Customer Discovery||Steve Blank||Serial Entrepreneur||05:59||10/2008|
|Video||An Entrepreneur's Checklist||Steve Blank||Serial Entrepreneur||02:36||11/2009|
|Video||Assessing Customer and Market Risks||Steve Blank||Serial Entrepreneur||04:22||10/2008|
|Video||Company Building as Shakespearean Tragedy||Steve Blank||Serial Entrepreneur||01:50||10/2008|
|Video||Don't Seek Publicity Too Soon||Steve Blank||Serial Entrepreneur||01:41||10/2008|
|Video||Engineers and Founders: The First Sales Team||Steve Blank||Serial Entrepreneur||02:00||10/2008|
|Video||Environmental Entrepreneurship Over Non-Profit||Jesse Fink · Steve Blank||MissionPoint Capital||03:11||01/2008|
|Podcast||Fall 2009 Quarter Roundup: What Did We Learn?||Steve Blank||Serial Entrepreneur||01:00:28||11/2009|
|Video||Fall 2009 Quarter Roundup: What Did We Learn? (Entire Talk)||Steve Blank||Serial Entrepreneur||59:40||11/2009|
|Podcast||Intersection of the Environment and Financial Markets||Jesse Fink · Steve Blank||Priceline, Serial Entrepreneur||57:51||01/2008|
|Video||Intimate Customer Understanding||Steve Blank||Serial Entrepreneur||02:00||10/2008|
|Video||Is First-to-Market Best?||Steve Blank||Serial Entrepreneur||01:59||11/2009|
|Video||Mapping Customer Pains to Value Proposition||Alexander Osterwalder · Steve Blank||Author||04:28||01/2012|
|Video||Market Risk and Technology Risk||Steve Blank||Serial Entrepreneur||03:03||11/2009|
|Video||Merging Commercial and Philanthropic Interests||Jesse Fink · Steve Blank||MissionPoint Capital||03:23||01/2008|
|Video||Nature vs. Nurture in Entrepreneurship||Steve Blank · Mark Suster · Patrick Chung · Vivek Wadhwa||Panel Discussion||01:05:25||04/2010|
|Video||No VP's in a Start-up||Steve Blank||Serial Entrepreneur||01:50||10/2008|
|Video||Rethinking the Product Development Process||Steve Blank||Serial Entrepreneur||05:29||10/2008|
|Podcast||Retooling Early Stage Development||Steve Blank||Serial Entrepreneur||56:52||10/2008|
|Video||Technology as Medium, Not Content||Jesse Fink · Steve Blank||MissionPoint Capital||04:12||01/2008|