Women's Event for Lean Launchpad


As you plan for Winter quarter, I invite you to gather a team and apply for ENG 245: The Lean Launchpad: Getting Your Lean Startup Off the Ground, Stanford's famous/infamous experiential entrepreneurship course created by Steve Blank. It's a 4 unit class meeting Tuesdays from 4:30-7:20pm. This class is one of the highlights of my Stanford experience so far - a lot of work, but extremely enlightening and rewarding for anyone considering entrepreneurship.

Join us this week for 🍕pizza and a short info session:

Info Session #1 - Tue, Oct 23 @ 6:00-7:00 pm - GSB Room M105

Info Session #2 - Thu, Oct 25 @ 6:00-7:00 pm - Y2E2 Lobby

Team Formation Mixer - Oct 30 @ 7:00-8:20 pm - GSB Room G102

Women Entrepreneurs Session - Nov 8th @ 5:00-6:00pm - Y2E2 Lobby (w/ boba)

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Course Information

Apply with your team and startup idea.  Interview 100 customers and build an MVP.  Get feedback from customers, mentors, and the teaching team.  This is as close as you can get to a startup experience in a classroom. Can you get to product-market fit in 10 weeks?   

1. Course website, course listing, and details/link to syllabus

2. Info session and office hour dates

3. How to apply and what makes a strong application (hint, it's all about team)

Need team members?

1. RSVP for the Team Formation Mixer (last year more than half of the accepted teams formed or picked up a team member at this event)

2. Fill out this form and check this spreadsheet regularly 

Other Tips

Must have one engineering or MS&E student on your 4 or 5 person team. Strong teams incorporate a diversity of skill sets (hacker, hustler, designer). Teams must be able to build their own MVP. Acceptance is competitive, so put some thought into your application and team composition.  Attending the info sessions will help you a lot.  

p.s. Here are some recent Lean Launchpad alumni startups and where they are now... use this as inspiration to generate business ideas and to see what sort of ideas work well in this class.