Ever thought about the DNA of your startup, and how it evolves? I gather it’s not Adenine and Guanine we’re talking about here, and not a double helix either, but I’m excited to hear about the recent launch of the Startup Genome Project to map startup evolution. Thanks Gordon Guthrie of Hypernumbers for forwarding this along!
The team behind the Startup Genome Project is kicking off their research, and here’s your chance to take part. You’ll find the initial survey here if you have “4-6 minutes” to chime in, hopefully with willingness to participate in future stages too. The Startup Genome Project was also covered in Fast Company – awesome! I can’t help but wonder their view on previous efforts from YouNoodle and TriStart, but I’m loving the name and very curious to see where this goes. Details from their email invitation below:
Calling all founders and entrepreneurs —
I’ve been working with Steve Blank for the last 3 months to lay the foundation for this project.
We’ve built an initial survey that we need as many high caliber founders as possible to fill out to give us the data we need to validate our assumptions about how startups evolve.
We selected you as one of the companies from our social circle that we would like to learn from.
In 2-3 weeks we can send you a report that benchmarks your startup and gives strategic recommendations on topics such as what metrics to track. As we recieve more data we will be able to make more targeted recommendations and predictions in areas such as business models, relevant content for what you’re currently executing, matchmaking with a local support network of mentors and much more.
We’d really appreciate if you filled out this initial survey. It takes about 4-6 minutes.
We know you’ll appreciate it very soon as well. Not just because of the insight we”ll soon be able to provide but for the good of entrepreneurship around the world. If we make even a slight dent in the problem we’re tackling here it could significantly improve the success rate of entrepreneurs all around the world.
Thank You for you support.