Entrepreneur, Author of The Four Steps to the Epiphany
Over the last 35 years, Steve has been part of, or co-founded eight Silicon Valley startups. These have run the gamut from semiconductors and video games to personal computers and supercomputers (MIPS, Zilog, Rocket Science Games, SuperMac, Convergent Technologies, Ardent, ESL). Steve's last company was E.piphany, an enterprise software company. Steve moved from being an entrepreneur to teaching entrepreneurship to both undergraduate and graduate students at U.C. Berkeley-Haas Business School, Columbia University, NYU, Stanford University Engineering School and UCSF.
Steve is a past board member of California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV), Audubon California, Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) and Startup Weekend. He served as a governor’s appointee to the California Coastal Commission. Steve Blank’s The Four Steps to the Epiphany is the bestselling classic that launched 10,000 startups and new corporate ventures - one of the most influential and practical business books of all time.
About Innovation Insights Spaker Series
Silicon Valley Innovation Center has started the new INNOVATION INSIGHTS speaker series. Geared toward professionals, entrepreneurs, executives and founders this business forum is all about innovation, leadership and business growth. We invite prominent thought leaders, innovators, authors to lead engaging discussions which facilitate open exchange of ideas and viewpoints, and to share practical tools that encourage business growth through innovation.