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Fireside Chat: Steve Blank - Has Silicon Valley Become the Place it Hated?

January 09, 2018
Steve Blank
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 5th Avenue Recital Hall
New York, NY
THEME: Has Silicon Valley Become the Place it Hated?
Join us on January 9th to hear entrepreneur-­turned-­educator Steve Blank lead this exciting discussion!
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM: Coffee & Arrivals
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM: Fireside Chat with Steve Blank
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM: Networking
Who is Steve Blank?
Entrepreneur-­turned-­educator Steve Blank is credited with launching the Lean Startup movement. He’s changed how startups are built; how entrepreneurship is taught; how science is commercialized, and how companies and the government innovate.
Steve is the author of The Four Steps to the Epiphany and The Startup Owner’s Manual. His May 2013 Harvard Business Review cover story defined the Lean Startup movement.
Steve was twice named to the Thinkers50 list of global management thinkers. He teaches at Stanford, Columbia and U.C. Berkeley; and created the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps, now the standard for science commercialization in the U.S. His Hacking for Defense class at Stanford and nine other universities across the country is revolutionizing how the U.S. defense department and intelligence community can deploy innovation with speed and urgency while providing students a new platform for completing national service. The class has given rise to a series of Hacking for X courses including Hacking for Diplomacy, Hacking for Impact and Hacking for Energy.