A Fireside Chat with Steve Blank

Hundreds turned out this summer to hear Steve Blank, the “Father of Modern Entrepreneurship,” as he and Slater Managing Director Thorne Sparkman discussed the Customer Development methodology Steve created, and how successful founders use it to ensure they have a product or service that people actually want.

Steve’s talk energized and inspired the audience of entrepreneurs, investors, and others who came from throughout New England to learn from the creator of the Lean Startup movement and author of the entrepreneurship bibles The Four Steps to the Epiphany and The Startup Owner’s Manual. The event was co-sponsored by Slater and the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship at Brown University.