Steve Blank on Teaching and Practicing Entrepreneurship | New Relic blog

Steve Blank on Teaching and Practicing Entrepreneurship | New Relic blog

By: David Spark | Posted in: http://blog.newrelic.com, Dec. 13th, 2012

Next Steps for Democratizing Entrepreneurship

Step 1: Put the class online. Blank already has a free class called “How to Build a Startup” available atUdacity — but right now, it’s still just an audio book. Entrepreneurship is a hands-on practitioners’ skill, so Blank wants to get thousands of these classes taught by live instructors around the world.

Step 2: Create a “Startup Weekend”. The Kauffman Foundation has created 1,000+ events in 100+ countries for 100,000+ entrepreneurs. According to Blank, this now stands as the world’s largest entrepreneurial education group, with hundreds of facilitators and coaches around the globe. The Foundation has formalized these events into a three week course called Startup Weekend Next, which Blank hopes to have in hundreds of locations in 2013.