Entrepreneurship Wisdom from a Columbia Expert

Steve Blank, Senior Fellow for Entrepreneurship at Columbia, will speak on January 12 on "Hacking NYC: Beyond the Rise of the NYC Startup Ecosystem." 

The current state of New York City's entrepreneurship ecosystem is widely considered a modern marvel.

Blank, along with Executive Director, Columbia Technology Ventures Orin Herskowitz, will discuss how much of this success can be attributed to former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, how has this progress evolved under Mayor Bill de Blasio, and how NYC compares to other startup hotspots including Silicon Valley, Boston, and Tel Aviv. 

RSVP for the event here and read some top business insight for the new year from Blank's previous Columbia talks: 

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1. Blank speaks to aspiring Columbia entrepreneurs about the concept of lean startup and its impact on early stage ventures, as well as the notion that students' ideas for businesses can be improved by speaking with strangers unfamiliar with the issues surround their venture. 

 

 

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2. Blank lectures on "The Secret History of Silicon Valley" and how to create a successful startup ecosystem. 

 

 

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3. Blank, in conversation with S.T. Lee, professor of business, and Sheena Iyengar, faculty director of the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center, breaks down corporate innovation, including customer development vs. design thinking, corporate culture, and best practices.

 


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