Steve Blank

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Steve Blank (born 1953) is an American entrepreneur, educator, author and speaker based in Pescadero, California.[1]

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Steve Blank
Blank, Steven Gary
Born1953 (age 6970)
Alma materUniversity of Michigan (dropped out)
Known forcustomer development methodology

Blank created the customer development method that launched the lean startup movement, a methodology that recognized that startups are not smaller versions of large companies, but require their own set of processes and tools to be successful.[2][3] His Lean Launchpad class (taught as the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps, or I-Corps[4]) has become the standard for commercialization for all federal research[1] and has trained 1,900 teams and launched 1,000+ startups.[5] His Hacking for Defense Class has been adopted by the U.S. Department of Defense.