The B-School Lean Startup Revolution is Underway

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FORTUNE | The B-School Lean Startup Revolution is Underway
Ethan Baron | May 4, 2015

The powers that be sit on high in Steve Blank’s Lean LaunchPad class at the U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business, lobbing questions, offering expert advice, and occasionally hurling thunderbolts.

Below, at the front of a small auditorium, teams of students take turns presenting updates to their peers and instructors about their startups. Whether these ventures ever launch is, for the purposes of the course, irrelevant. But Lean LaunchPad successes include a company sold earlier this year for more than $200 million.

Tonight, most teams will leave the podium buoyed by the feedback they've received, the criticism and suggestions that will push… READ MORE