resources for innovators

Business Models

Business Model Canvas Explained

Video introducing the Business Model Canvas, a key tool presented in the book, Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder.

I-Corps™ Course Information and Materials

Library of I-Corps course materials, which includes resources to help students prepare for and successfully complete the program.

Innovation and Competitive Advantage

Document that examines the sources of competitive advantage and explains the three stages of the Blue Earth Transcendent Innovation Model© Discovery.

Kauffman Foundation Founders’ School

Video tutorials on all things entrepreneurship-related.

Kauffman Founders School: Scaling Your Company

Online modules highlighting the startup scaling process.

Kevin Starr: Lasting Impact

Video with Kevin Starr, Director of the Mulago Foundation, on how to achieve lasting impact.

Lean LaunchPad® Master Video Library

Video library for Lean LaunchPad® around learning and teaching the methodology. Includes instructional videos and real-life examples of faculty critiquing teams during their presentations.

Narrowing the Focus

Video of Steve Blank talking with a team about how interviews helped them narrow their focus.


Website for NextBillion, a community of business leaders, social entrepreneurs, NGO managers, policy makers, academics and others exploring the connection between development and enterprise.

Stop Telling Yourself What You Want to Believe

Video with Steve Blank on finding and understanding customer segments with a student.

Strategy Mapping

Video introducing Strategy Mapping, a method that applies design thinking to the strategic planning process.

Talking to Humans

Book that outlines the practicalities of finding, conducting, and synthesizing stakeholder interviews.