What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? Plenty of opinions abound that if you’re not a 20-something young Turk with 100 hours a week to burn and an outsized ego, your chance at a thriving startup is gone. Then we spotted the admission test to the Founders Institute training program (www.fi.co). Founders Institute is the creation of serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adeo Ressi. In 3 years the early-stage startup accelerator has helped to launch 650 companies in 39 cities in 5 continents.
What are the right personality characteristics for a successful entrepreneur?
How do they know you’ll succeed? Founders Institute has been testing its applicants – 15,000 of them – since 2009, to assess which personality and aptitude traits match up with revenue growth and market success. So what kind of personality traits will mark your startup firm for success? Which will doom you to failure?