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What's your Entrepreneur DNA?
See how you stack up against 175,000+ entrepreneurs worldwide, and get insights on your unique innovation strengths and weaknesses, AND get tips on how to maximize your strengths.
Be Your Best Entrepreneur
The Founder Institute's proprietary assessment only takes about 30 minutes, and then you will instantly get a detailed report with actionable insights.
Maximize your strengths
Identify your greatest entrepreneurial strengths and get actionable guides on how to maximize them.
Minimize your weaknesses
Uncover your entrepreneurial weaknesses and learn how to mitigate their impacts on your work.
See how you stack up
Learn how you compare to over 175,000 entrepreneurs worldwide, spanning 100+ countries.
Uncover Your Entrepreneur DNA Profile
Working with social scientists, we analyzed the assessment scores for successful founders. The majority of these founders fit into nine main 'personality profiles'.
The Prodigy is blessed with an inherent business sense and instinct, and leverages these skills across all facets.
The Achiever simply refuses to lose, and will work night and day to ensure that they don't.
A creative and tactical thinker, The Strategist is always coming up with effective and efficient game plans.
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Don't worry, we will start with sample questions so you can get comfortable before proceeding.
Decoding the DNA
Great companies start with great people, so the Founder Institute has been researching the personality traits that correlate with building great companies since 2009.
To date, over 175,000 people have applied, and over 7,000 companies have been launched through FI programs.
Rather than subjectively judging startup ideas, the admissions criteria for the FI accelerator is an online battery of tests that quantifies the greatest variable in startup success: the founder(s).
Accepted founders join an intense 4-month accelerator to launch a startup. Each week they get ratings on their progress from peers, program leaders, and experienced mentors.
Track Market Performance
After graduation, the FI Portfolio Support team continues rating the founders on their company performance 'in the real world', with all data fed back into the weighting of the assessment.
Analyze and Calibrate
Through a flow of continous data, regression analysis from PhDs, and frequent test updates, FI has built and can maintain a statistically validated test for identifying the highest potential entrepreneurs.
What Others Say About the Assessment
The Founder Institute appears to have developed an assessment that any population, any city, university, or country could use to determine who among them has the best shot at succeeding as an entrepreneur.Aaron PatzerFounder of Mint.com
Entrepreneurial success? Yes, there's a test for that.Kelly HoeyContributor, Inc. Magazine
Founder Institute's research confirms: it's all in the head!Thomas R. EisenmannProfessor, Harvard Business School
The Founder Institute's Predictive Admissions Test also pinpoints the behaviors and characteristics that virtually guarantee an entrepreneur will fail.Jason AkenySenior Writer, Entrepreneur Magazine
An Online, Fun Experience
This is not your typical "test". The DNA Assessment is designed to be easy to use, and fun! See for yourself with the quick preview below.
Below is a sequence of shapes, with one shape missing (noted with a red question mark).
To complete The Sequence to the left, pick the appropriate shape from the options below!
Assessment Part 1: Personality Questions
Assessment Part 2: Puzzles
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When you finish the Assessment, you'll immediately get your Entrepreneur DNA report.
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Leverage 14+ years of research to identify entrepreneurial talent, find innovators in your organization, build effective teams, and more.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The DNA Assessment was built by clinical psychologists and data scientists, utilizing peer-reviewed research and the latest social-science best practices. Learn more on our Methodology page.
The Assessment has been professionally translated into Spanish and Portuguese. However, the English version is written at a third grade reading level and has no colloquialisms or slang, so the Assessment can still be taken using Google Translate.
We will not share your test results. Your anonymized test results may be used to improve the test, but that's it.