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dc.contributor.advisorHoward Anderson.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGursel, Derenen_US
dc.contributor.otherSloan School of Management.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-24T19:41:12Z
dc.date.available2013-09-24T19:41:12Z
dc.date.copyright2013en_US
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/81075
dc.descriptionThesis (S.M. in Management Studies)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, 2013.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 73-74).en_US
dc.description.abstractAs the necessary technology and methodologies become much more accessible every day, barriers to entry to become an entrepreneur keep decreasing. However total investment funds raised by venture capital firms every year stays at the same level, and therefore it is now more critical to use this money wisely and invest in entrepreneurs that are bound to success. This thesis tries to shed light on the entrepreneur evaluation process that can sometimes be equally important to market due diligence. In this research, correlation between entrepreneur characteristics and the level of success of the firms that they founded are explored in detail. Moreover, this research also looks from another point of view by providing interviews with the venture capitalists in the Boston area. From the initial stages, main aim was to conclude this research with practical advises. As a result, a scorecard and an Excel sheet are provided for investors that can be used to determine and track potential entrepreneurs` characteristics. In the end, this thesis also hopes to add a new level of information to the existent literature on the correlation of entrepreneurial characteristics with the success of the startup.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Deren Gursel.en_US
dc.format.extent97 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectSloan School of Management.en_US
dc.titleEntrepreneurial success factor : a systematic approach to entrepreneur evaluationen_US
dc.title.alternativeSystematic approach to entrepreneur evaluationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.in Management Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSloan School of Management.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc857792889en_US


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