Tag Archives: Steve Blank

Jul. 8, 2013 SVForum Visionaries

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Here are some pictures of SVForum’s Visionaries over the years. Contact me for rights and permissions. Pictured are Forest Baskett, Eric Benhamou, Marc Benioff, Vinton Cerf, John Chambers, James Clark, John Doerr, William H. Draper III, Esther Dyson, Doug Engelbart, Judy Estrin, Carly Fiorina, Bill Gates, Louis Gerstner, James Gosling, Diane Greene, Promod Haque, Reed Hastings, Dr. Hermann Hauser, Trip Hawkins, John Hennessy, Reid Hoffman, Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs, Guy Kawasaki, Vinod Khosla, Steve Kirsch, Dick Kramlich, Sandra Kurtzig, Steven Levy, Scott McNealy, Craig O. McCaw, Gordon Moore, Michael Mortiz, Walter S. Mossberg, Nathan Myhrvold, Ray Ozzie, Arthur Patterson, Arthur Rock, T.J. Rodgers, Heidi Roizen, Brent Schlender, Terry Semel, Chris Shipley, Larry Sonsini, Guy L. “Bud” Tribble, Ann Winblad, Steve Wozniak.

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I am still looking through the archives for Marc Andreessen, Craig R. Barrett, Carol Bartz, Andy Bechtolsheim, Grady Booch, John Seely Brown, Nolan Bushnell, Kaye Caldwell, Edwin Catmull, JoMei Chang, Alfred Chuang, Ron Conway, Scott Cook, Alan Cooper, Donna Dubinsky, Kamran Elahian, Charles Geschke, Jeff Hawkins, Gerald Kearby, Kay Koplovitz, Robert Metcalfe, Catherine Muther, Pierre Omidyar, Tom Proulx, Sandy Robertson, Alain Rossman, Jeff Skoll, Jimmy Treybig, John Warnock, Jerry Yang.

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Jun. 26, 2013 SVForum Visionary Awards

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On June 26, 2013 at Kelly Porter’s home in Lost Alto Hills, SVForum held its 16th Annual Visionary Awards. The honorees were Steve Blank, Silicon Valley Serial Entrepreneur, Author and Academician; Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, Chairman and CEO of the X-Prize Foundation; Ray Kurzweil, Director of Engineering at Google and Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology & Strategy Officer at Cisco. Here are a few pictures from that event. Martin Stroka attended this event.

Alsop Stewart Atkins Kaylyn Baer Jon Banerjee Prith Barker Walter Bates Jim Bauman Gina Bennett Jason Blank Steve Butler Don Bolwell AndrewBotsford Byron Brackeen DeborahBrooks Rosemary Cao David Chamberlain Sheryl Chiu Alan Cho Hannah Conroy Cormac Cremoni Adiba Darosa Kristen DeCalvo Jorge Denesuk Matthew Dewinter Derek Diamandis Peter Donker Anne Draper Bill Dyson Esther Eliasson Bengt Foremski Tom Fuller Jean Gardner Jeff Gee Buck Goldberg Neil Goncher Brian Grison Valerie Gugliermo Connie Hagele Tom Haykin Randy Hepler LaurenHeller Ron Herbert Garrett Holzapfel BarbaraHornthal Jim Hughes Ashley Ismail Salim Jacobson Aaron Jacobstein Neil Johnson Christine Joshi Bhavik Kavathekar Jitendra Kearnan Katherine KIrsch Steve Krackeler Angie Kuhn Jeffrey Kurzweil Ethan Kurzweil Ray 2 Laanen Peter Lee Rhonda Lee Robert Lemos Gustavo LeTuan Phac Lichty Ron Lozinski Arthur LucasConwell Colette LucasConwell Frederic LucasConwell Genevieve LucasConwell Susan Ludenwig Carl Lundberg Pat Lussier Jim Lynch Shana Ma Chloe Mack JohnMagid DEborah Mansfield Danila Martin Alex McDonough JamesMizumoto Caroline Mutab Heddi Pande Preeti Paolo Nina Porter Kelly Radcliffe Mark Reichert Alex Reichert Bill Reitan DanRichards Brittany Richards Kelli Roizen Heidi RygaardHjalsted Camilla Rizk Nayla Salinero Tricia Sathe Sanjay Schubarth Cromwell Shirole Sanjay Snell Carol Solur Sridhar  Surace Kevin Talley Joe Thomas Jon ThomasZon Sherry Thompson Vicki Tormey DeniseVanDenHeuvel John VanDiggelen AlisonVanelli Vince VanGool Ella Warrior PadmasreeWcislo Paul weber Marty Welch Kathy Wells Marshall Winblad Ann Wong Yimei Xavier Jon Zimberoff Tom

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Jun. 5, 2013 SVForum Launch Silicon Valley And Visionary Awards

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On June 5, 2013 in San Francisco at UBM, SVForum held a press conference to present the winners of Launch! Silicon Valley: Algorithms, Bugcrowd, E3 Clean Technologies , FLASHiZ, OnFarm and WHILL. SVForum also announced this year’s Visionaries are Steve Blank, Silicon Valley Entrepreneur and Academician, Peter H. Diamandis, Chairman/CEO of the XPrize Foundation Ray Kurzweil, Director of Engineering at Google and Padmasree Warrior, CTO of Cisco. Speakers were Debbie Brackeen of Citi, Chris Gill of SVForum, Barbara Holzapfel of SAP and Leonard Heymann of UBM. Some press attending were Janet Rae-Dupree, Patrick Hoge of the San Francisco Business Times and Dan Nakaso of the Mercury News.

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More pictures of SVForum Launch events at

http://www.djcline.com/2013/06/03/jun-3-2013-svforum-launch-silicon-valley-reception/

and

http://www.djcline.com/2013/06/04/jun-4-2013-svforum-launch-silicon-valley/

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Apr. 11, 2012 SVForum Creating Killer Products

On Wednesday, April 1, 2012 in Palo Alto at Cooley LLP, SVForum held its Main Event “Creating a Killer Product – Do you want to be Steve Blank or Steve Jobs?” Gregory Clark of Cooley LLP moderated panelists Joe Beninato of Tello, Jim Connor of Sand Hill Angels, Eph Lindenbaum of Advance Ventures and Richard Melmon of Bullpen Capital. They discussed the pros and cons of both approaches.

Steve Jobs and Steve Blank had different ways to create killer products. Guy Kawasaki said, “Steve Job’s idea of a customer focus group was his left brain talking to his right brain.” Steve Blank’s idea was the Customer Development Process used by many startups. Frankly if you are not a genius who can make giant leaps to a final product, you have to rely on process.

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