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<img src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/business/2011/07/Steve-Blank-2011-Photo.jpg" alt="" title="Steve Blank 2011 Photo" width="181" height="240" class="alignright size-full wp-image-38703" /> Government bureaucracies and start-ups are usually two things that don’t mix well together, but the National Science Foundation is looking to change that with a $10 million grant for an start-up education program intended to teach the nation’s top scientists and engineers how to become entrepreneurs. The Innovation Corps program — which starts in September at Stanford University –will give $50,000 to 100 different teams (3 or more people per team) every year to go through an intensive entrepreneurial education class. The I-Corps class will be modeled on a Stanford engineering class called Lean LaunchPad that was taught earlier this year by serial entrepreneur Steve Blank and a coterie of entrepreneurial thought leaders, technologists and venture capitalists.
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