Lean Launchpad study group?

In February, Startup Tasmania is planning a weekly study group for those participating in The Lean Launchpad – an online course run through Stanford, presented by the legendary Steve Blank.


It’s an opportunity to make some new friends whilst honing your mad startup skillz.

This is among the first online classes launched by Stanford – by all reports they’ve put a lot of effort into making high quality learning experiences.

From the course website…

“In this class you’ll learn how to turn a great idea into a great company.

“We now know that startups are not smaller versions of large companies. Large companies execute known business models. They use big company tools – business plans, income statements, revenue models, etc. to help organized their execution. In contrast startups search for a business model. And all the big company tools are irrelevant in the early days of a startup. This class is not about how to write a business plan. It’s not an exercise on how smart you are in a classroom, or how well you use the research library. The end result is not a PowerPoint slide deck for a VC presentation. Instead you will be getting your hands dirty as you encounter the chaos and uncertainty of how a startup actually works.

“You’ll learn how to use a business model canvas to brainstorm each part of a company and customer development to get out of the classroom to see whether anyone other than you would want/use your product. Finally, you’ll see how agile development can help you rapidly iterate your product to build something customers will use and buy. Each week will be a new adventure as you test each part of your business model.

RSVP on Meetup and we’ll keep you up to date



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