When assessing a startup founder

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Questions to ask when assessing a startup founder





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Top 10 questions

  1. Why is the Founder doing this?
  2. What is the Founders goal?
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Time management

  1. Does the Founder have a time management system?
  2. Is the Founder a time-pessimist or time-optimist?
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Goals

  1. Is the Founder working with goals (if no, why?)
  2. What are the Founders quarterly, yearly and long-term goals?
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People skills

  1. How well does the Founder work in teams?
  2. Does the Founder like to be in a leadership role?
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Personality

  1. Is the Founder an extrovert or introvert?
  2. How does the Founder approach problems?
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Education

  1. What elements in Founders education makes them well equiped for this role?
  2. What elements in their education does the Founder lack to achieve success?
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Conflicts and criticism

  1. How does Founder usually handle disagreements?
  2. How does Founder usually handle disagreements at work?
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Other questions

  1. Have the Founder done any personality tests?
  2. Have the Founder had any bankrupcies?
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