This week’s episode of the Grow VC Everyone Funding Startups podcast features Southern California entrepreneur, author and Lean Startup guru, Patrick Vlaskovits (@pv). Mentor for the Lean Startup Machine and organizer of the Los Angeles Lean Startup Meetup, Patrick is well-versed in the process of using iterative design to test customer assumptions and eliminate work that doesn’t add value. In his first book, The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development, Patrick teamed up with Brant Cooper (@brantcooper) to create a “cheat sheet” to Steve Blank’s influential book, The Four Steps to the Epiphany. The book now affectionately known as CustDev experienced great success and catapulted Patrick to the national stage where he speaks at events such as SXSW.
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In this episode of Everyone Funding Startups, we discuss Patrick’s latest book, The Lean Entrepreneur, and the crowdfunding campaign he has launched to finance its publication. Once again co-authored with Brant Cooper, The Lean Entrepreneur provides guidance to make the iterative design process immediately actionable for all entrepreneurs, regardless of industry. Patrick also discusses his decision to crowdfund publication of The Lean Entrepreneur and how crowdfunding can (and should!) be used as a tool in the process of achieving product-market fit.
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