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Steve Blank

Steve G. Blank

Lecturer (continuing)
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Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: By appointment F457
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Positions Held

At Haas since 2002
2005 - present, Lecturer, Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program
2002 - present, Lecturer Program in Entrepreneurship, Haas School of Business
2004 - 2009, IMVU Board of Directors
2004 - 2009, Cafepress Board of Directors
2002 - 2007, Macrovision (NASDQ: MVSN) Board of Directors
1997 - 2005, Immersion (NASDQ: IMMR) Board of Directors
1996 - 1999, E.piphany (NASDQ: EPNY) Co-founder/President/VP Mktg
1993 - 1996, Rocket Science Games CEO
1989 - 1993, SuperMac VP Marketing
1986 - 1989, Ardent Co-founder/VP Marketing
1984 - 1986, Mips Computers Co-founder/VP Marketing
1981 - 1984, Convergent Technologies VP Marketing
1979 - 1981, Zilog

External Service and Assignments

  • California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV), Board of Directors
  • Trustee, U.C. Santa Cruz
  • Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST), Board of Directors
  • Appointed to the California Coastal Commission by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2007
  • Past member Audubon National Board of Directors
  • Audubon California Board of Directors

Current Research and Interests

  • Methodology and models for customer-facing activities for early stage startups

Selected Papers and Publications


  • Advanced Entrepreneurship, XMBA 296.3
  • Customer Development in High Tech Enterprise, MBA/EWMBA 295F-1

Honors and Awards

Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching, Berkeley-Columbia MBA Program, 2010

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