INVITE: Steve Blank’s “How to Build a Great Company, Step by Step”

Whether your company is a raw startup with three people in a basement or a Fortune 100 firm striving for disruptive innovation and growth, Steve Blank’s Customer Development methodology is a proven tool for success.  The Harvard Business Review recently named Steve an “Innovation Master,” one of twelve people (including Thomas Edison) who have brought the greatest clarity to innovation.

Steve Blank

On Wednesday, April 25th at 3pm, Accelerate Okanagan will host an exclusive live Skype presentation with Steve Blank at the Holiday Inn Express, Kelowna.  Join us for this exclusive and interactive opportunity to learn from one of the most influential serial entrepreneurs and recognized leaders of the global startup movement. Steve will be addressing the topic: How to Build a Great Company, Step by Step: An Introduction to “The Startup Owner’s Manual.”

In this presentation, Steve will explain why startups are not small versions of large companies, and why they require processes and guidelines of their own. He will describe the detailed Customer Development process for building scalable startups and explain how Alexander Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas provides a framework for conceiving the innovator’s business model and monitoring the Customer Development progress.

Blank teaches Customer Development and entrepreneurship at Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley Haas Business School and Columbia University, and his Customer Development process is taught at Universities throughout the world.

The first 40 registrants will receive a free copy of “The Startup Owner’s Manual” written by Steve Blank and his partner and co-author Bob Dorf.


Register Here

Watch a selection of Steve’s videos and presentations here.

Follow Steve on Twitter at @sgblank

About Fiona McGregor

Marketing Manager at Accelerate Okanagan.

Discuss: “INVITE: Steve Blank’s “How to Build a Great Company, Step by Step””

  1. April 11, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    Looks like it will be a great presentation. Will this also be recorded? Are we able to watch this remotely?

    Posted by Shauna Harper
    • April 12, 2012 at 10:14 am #


      We will not be recording and streaming this session remotely.
      I hope you can make it along. We are nearly sold out!


      Posted by Fiona Campbell

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