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The Crucial Capability Every Entrepreneur Must Develop

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Dennis Stauffer
Innovator Mindset, Founder and CEO

Entrepreneur, Researcher, Founder of Innovator Mindset, Producer of Mindset Trek

Dennis Stauffer is an internationally recognized expert in what makes people personally innovative. Dennis has done innovativeness research with hundreds of entrepreneurs in cooperation with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and worked with the Worcester Polytechnic Institute to develop innovativeness in students, under a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation. His materials are used to teach innovation and entrepreneurship in universities around the globe.


When launching a new venture, personal development is probably not at the top of your to-do list. Yet your greatest asset is yourself, and research has found that the strongest predictor of your startup success is your capacity to innovate. Innovativeness is essential to launching any new business venture, and that capability is determined by your mindset. But mindset is one of the most neglected capabilities by entrepreneurs. One that if addressed will dramatically shift your probability of success and the value you create.

In this session, you will discover a simple intuitive framework you can use to develop your innovativeness, and learn about tools you can use to gain high value feedback and measure your progress. Invest your time and resources where they will have the most impact on your venture—on yourself.