Steve Blank

Author, educator, serial entrepreneur

While Steve spent his first 21 years in Silicon Valley in 8 startups, his last decade and a half has been devoted to disrupting how we think about and implement new ventures.

His idea that large companies execute known business models while startups search for them broke new ground. And those startups need different tools than those used in existing companies. First articulated in his book The Four Steps to the Epiphany, these ideas launched the Lean Startup movement.

Steve currently teaches entrepreneurship in the Engineering School at Stanford University, at U.C. Berkeley Haas Business School, and Columbia Business School. In 2011 the National Science Foundation adopted his Lean LaunchPad class to commercialize science in the United States.