The Office of the President and Columbia Entrepreneurship announced today that Steve Blank, a pioneer in teaching aspiring entrepreneurs about innovation and the creation of startups, has been appointed a Senior Fellow for Entrepreneurship.
Blank is credited with revolutionizing how startups are built and how entrepreneurship is taught around the globe. A retired eight-time serial entrepreneur turned educator and author, Blank launched the Lean Startup movement, described in a May 2013 Harvard Business Review piece, ‘Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything’.
Blank is a prolific writer and author of the bestselling books, The Startup Owner’s Manual (K&S Ranch, 2012), and The Four Steps to the Epiphany: Successful Strategies for Products that Win (K&S Ranch, 2013). His Lean LaunchPad course, taught at Columbia, Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, has redefined entrepreneurship instruction; and his Innovation Corps class for the National Science Foundation has changed how the United States commercializes science research.