How to Win at Startup Weekend – pt 1

05/05/2015 | By Brad Anderson

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This is the first of a multi-part series with tips on how to win at Startup Weekend.

The legendary Steve Blank, professor at Stanford as well as a handful of other universities, is an evangelist of sorts for Startup Weekend. His backstory can be found here. Now, we could explain the concept and process in words. But Steve has taken the time to put it on video. He is a master at customer development and is spot on with his explanation of our weekend event.

So here is a primer from Steve, including the judging criteria. It's a little dated, but still holds true. Enjoy!