Startup Anatomy is a central project for Heroes, as many of the approaches we explore in the survey have been with us from the beginning.
As you know, Heroes was founded for and from the Startup Community. From the very beginning, the idea was to provide or interpret and contextualize the data gained for the ecosystem in order to better understand entrepreneurship and our work basis. All this can only be achieved by means of a broad cooperation structure, professional support and a network that will hopefully be extended to all of Europe.
Startup Anatomy stands for all this and we are very grateful for it.
The results are impressive and make you want to dig deeper. The difference between – male and female – founders of a startup and the test group of managers is extremely high and striking on all levels of psychometric observation, which we were able to test. We found statistically significant differences in motivation, personality, and, above all, in general patterns of thinking and learning.
I hope you enjoy reading through our initial results.
In autumn we will take the next step in the direction of Europe, and in this regard, we may soon announce major new cooperation.
We look forward to gaining further insights into the eternal search for the “anatomy” of successful founders! As a personal remark, I would like to add that it is by no means a question of looking at “something better”. All profiles are important and valuable, our job is now focused on start-ups and founders.
I am especially interested in the visible and invisible obstacles for social groups that have had less access to this scene and are therefore underrepresented.
Doers, makers, and entrepreneurs are equally distributed in humanity and we can unfold more potential in our startup world by addressing them in a targeted way. And this is one of the most beautiful tasks I can imagine!
Maria Baumgartner, Researcher of Startup Anatomy, Managing Partner of Speedinvest Heroes