Since 2016, Steve Blank has been visiting the City University of New York to give an engaging, fireside chat to students, faculty members, entrepreneurs, and local ecosystem members.

Previous Topics:

  • 2018: Has Silicon Valley Become the Place it Hated?
  • 2017: Innovation versus Entrepreneurship: What’s the Difference and Why Does It Matter?

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.

Missed the January 2018 CUNY and Steve Blank Fireside Chat? See our YouTube Channel for a discussion on “Has Silicon Valley Become the Place it Hated?”