Thank You Steve Blank! “Open Source Entrepreneurship” is an amazing milestone

November 27, 2012

Today Steve Blank posted “Open Source Entrepreneurship” which is an update on all the materials available on his website and a challenge for us all to “get out of the building and make something happen!”

This is an amazing resource and I highly recommend that all entrepreneurs dig into it. Today the best place to start is probably the udacity Lean LaunchPad on-line course.

Reminiscing — The Good Old Days — Open Source since before 2007?

I’ve been trying my best to use this material and keep the spirit of “Open Source” alive. I just checked my e-mail archive to see when I received my first “Open Source” slide-deck from Steve. It was in 2007! It’s so amazing how much stuff he’s made available and how open he’s been with it. I’ve tried to keep that intention and openness all the way along. Thanks for setting a great standard.


Apply for a spot in my Lean LaunchPad Workshop at UBC in Jan 2013

November 25, 2012

The first “mixer” for entrepreneurship@UBC’s 2013 Lean Launch Pad Accelerator Program is Monday, November 26, 12–2pm @ Wayne and William White Engineering Design Centre, 2345 East Mall (Design Studio), UBC
RSVP Here

The second Mixer is

  • Date: Wednesday, December 5,
  • Time: 5-7pm
  • Place: Gastown — 131 Water Kitchen and Bar, 131 Water St, Vancouver
  • RSVP: here

Some Background.

In January and February 2013 I’m doing my second Lean LaunchPad workshop in conjunction with e@UBC. This year Paul Cubbon from UBC’s Sauder entrepreneurship program is joining us. It should be much better. Last year my LLP workshop was low-key, but it was very apparent that that LLP is a much better way to teach, and learn, about entrepreneurship than the classroom approach I’ve been using in my customer development classes ( UBC MBA BAEN 502. ) My First Attempt At Teaching Lean Launch Pad « Iain’s Chips & Tech

Volunteers / Mentors

I will be donating my time and would love some more help and support.

Lean LaunchPad Materials


paul graham says “the best startup ideas initially look like bad ideas”

November 16, 2012

Pretty amazing when a “Startup Home Run King” says something like that!

Here are some good blog reads for the upcoming weekend