Creating Startup Universities

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Middlebury College - Middlebury Entrepreneurs

The Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET) has created an undergraduate course based on Steve Blank's Customer Development class at Stanford. Taught at Middlebury College, students begin by reading "The Lean Startup," and before the first class students answer the following questions:

"Who is your customer? What problem are you solving? How much of a pain it is? What is your solution?"

Customer focus, combined with measures that force students to test their products with real people, makes for a class that produces confident and receptive entrepreneurs.

If you'd like to read more about the course, shoot VCET an email and we'll gladly send you a copy of the syllabus.

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