Lean Startup Advice from Steven Blank

By Munish Dayal WG’15

As an avid follower of Steve Blank’s lean startup methodology, I was thrilled to learn that he was going to do a fireside chat on customer discovery and validation, hosted by Professor Len Lodish, at the Wharton Entrepreneurship Annual Summer Reception at WhartonǀSan Francisco. I’ve read up on Blank’s methodologies in my own time and been exposed to them in Professor Ethan Mollick’s Entrepreneurship class, and I’m trying to incorporate his framework in developing my own venture. I’m currently in my second year of Wharton’s EMBA program and a member of Wharton’s Venture Initiation Program (VIP), Wharton’s incubator program for students pursuing entrepreneurial ventures.

Steve Blank chatting with Wharton Professor Len Lodish.
Steve Blank chatting with Wharton Professor Len Lodish.

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Teaching Lean Entrepreneurs

By Tyler Wry

Recently, I had the pleasure of moderating a panel of three WG’07 classmates behind the hot cloud storage startup OfficeDrop. I enjoyed the session for a number of reasons, not the least of which was that CEO Prasad Thammineni, Vice President of Marketing Healy Jones and David Mars, an OfficeDrop investor from White Owl Capital Partners, provided a vivid illustration of one of the strategies that we teach about in Wharton entrepreneurship classes: the lean startup. More.

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