How to Spot the Next Great Entrepreneurs with Data, Featuring Founder Institute CEO Adeo Ressi

Written by Esmeralda Martinez


Can we boil down an entrepreneur’s success to their DNA? Adeo Ressi, Founder and CEO of the Founder Institute, says yes.

This startup accelerator determines acceptance into its prestigious launch program in part based on a series of psychometric tests they claim to determine if a candidate has “Entrepreneur DNA.” Ressi says Entrepreneur DNA is “the equivalent of being tall [in basketball] in entrepreneurship.” It’s not a silver bullet, but it’s a big help.

In this interview for Indicative’s podcast, Deciding by Data, Ressi explains the elements that make up Entrepreneur DNA and dives into how the Founder Institute is influencing the types of startups that graduate from its program.