In 1999 he retired from day to day involvement in running a company. Since 2002 he has been teaching and developing curriculum for entrepreneurship training. By 2011 he was said to have devised the scientific method for launching high tech startups dubbed the Lean LaunchPad. The NSF caught wind of this and asked Steve to build a variation for teaching scientists and engineers how to launch a startup. This is now the curriculum for the NSF I-Corps program. In 2013 Steve partnered with UCSF and the National Science Foundation to offer the Lean LaunchPad class for Life Science and Healthcare (therapeutics, diagnostics, devices and digital health.) In part one Steve talks about his start, the culture of Silicon Valley, the intersection of science, technology, finance and business.
On Friday, March 7th @ noon, Spectrum presents part one of our interview with Steve Blank, a lecturer at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Steve has been a serial entrepreneur in Silicon Valley since the late 1970s.