Originally posted on Steve Blank:
Our goal teaching for the National Science Foundation was to make a dent in the universe.
Could we actually teach tenured faculty how to turn an idea into a company? And if we did, could it change their lives?
We can now answer these questions.
The Lean LaunchPad class for the National Science Foundation (NSF)
Over the last 6 months, we’ve been teaching a version of the Lean LaunchPad class for the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps. We’ve taught two cohorts: 21 teams ending in December 2011, and 24 teams ending in May 2012. In July 2012 we’ll teach 50 more teams, and another 50 in October. Each 3-person team consists of a Principal Investigator, an Entrepreneurial Lead and a Mentor.
The Principal Investigator (average age of ~45) is a tenured faculty running their own research lab who has had an active NSF grant within…
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