Past Events

How to navigate a change environment with Steve Blank — May 25, 2020

Join WAFFA for a conversation with Steve Blank, the father of Modern Entrepreneurship and the Lean Startup movement. We will discuss what startups should do to keep themselves alive in these uncertain times and how to conduct customer discovery in today’s new environment. We will also talk about how uncertain times bring enormous opportunities to create value and a more meaningful life.  

Date: May 25th, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM PST / 1:30 PM EST
Location: Online
Cost: FREE

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About Steve Blank

Entrepreneur-turned-educator Steve Blank is the Father of Modern Entrepreneurship. Credited with launching the Lean Startup movement, he’s changed how startups are built; how entrepreneurship is taught; how science is commercialized, and how companies and the government innovate.

Steve is the author of The Four Steps to the EpiphanyThe Startup Owner’s Manual — and his May 2013 Harvard Business Review cover story defined the Lean Startup movement.

He teaches at Stanford, Columbia, Berkeley and NYU; and created the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps — now the standard for science commercialization in the U.S. His Hacking for Defense class at Stanford is revolutionizing how the U.S. defense and intelligence community can deploy innovation with speed and urgency, and its sister class, Hacking for Diplomacy, is doing the same for foreign affairs challenges managed by the U.S. State Department.

Steve blogs at

About Waffa

The Wharton Alumnae Founders & Funders Association (WAFFA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to accelerate the success of Penn Wharton female founders and investors. Today, 13% of Penn founders are women but they raise just 6% of venture capital. WAFFA harnesses the power of the Penn Wharton network to educate, support, and foster connections for female founders and funders.