Real world, hands-on learning in what it’s like to actually start a company. An entrepreneurial experience with all of the pressures and demands of an early stage startup.
5-day Lean LaunchPad is a practical class –a lab, not a “book” class - to give teams of students real world experience in how to turn an idea into a business. It is a 1.5 credit graduate level course offered from August 25-29 at NYU.
You’ll work in teams, getting your hands dirty talking to customers, partners, and competitors, as you encounter the chaos and uncertainty of how a startup actually works. It is a highly intensive, experiential class comprised of team presentations, customer interviews, and feedback from startup experts.
Each day will be a new adventure outside the classroom as you test each part of your business model and then share your hard earned knowledge with the rest of the class.
|Step 1:||Express interest by completing this form and indicating your availability for an info session / team hunt event.||Deadline
May 7, 2014
|Step 2:||Attend the info session / team hunt event. You are required to attend at least one of the four events to be accepted into the course.||Event dates / times/ locale
April 3, 3-5pm: Metrotech, Rogers Hall 116, Brooklyn
April 22, 12-2pm: Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Sq S, Room 406
May 8, 1-3pm: Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Sq S, Room 903
May 13, 2-4pm: Brooklyn, 6 Metro Tech Center, RH Basement, Greenhouse.
|Step 3:||Complete this application.
Note: One application per team.
May 13, 2014
|Step 4:||Teams selected for the next round will attend an in-person ~15 min interview with a review committee.||Timeframe
June 16 - June 27
|Step 5:||Teams selected for the course will officially register online.||Deadline
July 1, 2014
Steve Blank is a Silicon Valley serial-entrepreneur and academician based in Pescadero, California. Blank is recognized for developing the Customer Development methodology, which launched the Lean Startup movement. He has spent over thirty years in the high tech industry, and founded or worked at eight startup companies, four of which have gone public. He is a consulting associate professor of entrepreneurship at Stanford and lectures at the University of California Berkeley, California Institute of Technology and Columbia.
Learn more about Steve and read about past 5-day LLP classes.