DC Startup Week 2020 DC Startup Week 2020

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

There’s No I In Startup: Evaluating Teams For High Performance*
Mo McCusker
Mo McCusker
Blackhawke Behavior Science, Co-Founder and COO

In this evidence-based presentation, Dr. McCusker will dispel the common misconception that entrepreneurship primarily involves a single, prototypical type of individual. She will provide investors with the best practices for evaluating startup teams during the due diligence phase, focusing on the science-backed notion that successful entrepreneurship instead requires a diverse and balanced team of individuals who collectively carry a specific set of skills and personalities. In addition, she will share findings from scientific research about predicting the performance of startups based on what can be its strongest asset or liability: the people. She will end with recommendations and best practices for evaluating the individual entrepreneurs and collective skills and personalities of the founding team pre-investment and tips for startup teams seeking to better understand their human capital advantage.

*ASL interpreting is being provided by Jeenie mobile video interpreting