Steve Blank, Advisor

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A retired eight-time serial entrepreneur-turned-educator and author, Steve Blank has changed how startups are built and how entrepreneurship is taught around the globe. He is the author of the bestselling The Startup Owner’s Manual, and his earlier seminal work, The Four Steps to the Epiphany, credited with launching the Lean Startup movement. His May 2013 Harvard Business Review article on the Lean Startup defined the movement. Steve is widely recognized as a thought leader on startups and innovation. His books and blog have redefined how to build successful startups; his Lean LaunchPad class at Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia, UCSF and NYU has redefined how entrepreneurship is taught; and his Innovation Corps class for the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and Department of Energy forever changed how the U.S. commercializes science.