The more complex that Business, the bigger it can be Team his. It is not for nothing that the founding teams in Silicon or Berlin Valley often consist of three to five founders. But what role do the individual personalities play in this?

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Founding teams are more successful

Founder teams are more successful in the long term than individual founders. This is proven by studies that look for the decisive factors for Success and failure of start-ups.

And thus contradict - at least statistically - the myth of the self-centered founding geniuses à la Henry Ford and Steve Jobs or Beate Uhse - to name one of the few female founders. But how do you put together a successful founding team?

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When business marriages diverge, this is usually no less painful than the breaking of love. Or even ends with the slaughter of the goose, which was once to lay golden eggs.

But what makes ideal founding teams? Are opposites attracting each other, or is harmonious collaboration important?

The two goes together?

We tend to get involved with people who are similar to us. To a certain extent, this is also good for start-up teams.

It does Communication and decisions easier, because the larger the founding team, the greater the need for coordination. And of course you should have the passion for that Idea divide.

Difference makes more of the sum of peculiarities

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Nevertheless, heterogeneous start-ups are promising, which complement each other on both the professional and the personal level in different qualities.

From a technical point of view, it is ideal if you get together with a business partner from whom you can say: He or she can do something that is not mine.

The right degree of dependency

This creates the right amount of mutual dependency to cope with conflicting times, leaving everyone's own playing field on which to be champion.

It broadens the base of your Competencies and you don't fly like that light from the steep learning curve of the early founding days. The same applies to personal qualities.

Everyone is the champion in his field

The extrovert for PR and acquisition, the introvert for the long breath. The maker complements the innovator. The observer reflects, the teamworker plays along. The perfectionist leads the ideas of the plasticizer to the end.

With an appropriate “engagement time”, in which future business partners ask and answer everything to each other, work together on a trial basis in preparatory projects and treat themselves to external expertise from one of the many start-up grants.

How to find what binds for a long time?

And only if Head and belly say yes, team up. A divorce contract is really recommended, in which the modalities of a separation are agreed as a precaution.

And if you want to start alone? Then create multitude with alternative means and use business master tables, colleague networks, cooperations, external service providers, freelance cooperation. And maybe he will come, the ideal founding partner.

Convinced of itself and risky

But there are qualities and characteristics that Founder and reward entrepreneurs? The research answers this question with a clear Yes. Entrepreneurship is not in the genes, but there is a connection between characteristics of the Personality and being an entrepreneur.

Of course, the personality does not come out of the blue: it is the result of diverse genetic, family and social influences. In fact, it can be shown that entrepreneurs are more extroverted and more open to experience than employees. Successful entrepreneurs have a higher self-efficacy conviction on average and are more willing to take risks.

Whoever assumes responsibility has better cards

Those who tend to blame themselves for the consequences of their actions and not others Debt giving in to failure has better cards as a founder.

Who that Risks shy, will be too hesitant in his business decisions, anyone who is a “sensation seeker” constantly looking for a thrill should be Company soon hit the wall.

Introvert = No Entrepreneur?

Shouldn't introverts be better off starting a business then? No. As with any statistical relationship, it's all about frequencies. There are also introverted successful founders, but they are rarer. Just as men are taller than on average though Women, there are still individual women who are taller than certain men.

And ultimately, it's not just personality. Entrepreneurial and professional skills count as well. Finally, nobody is born with basic business knowledge. And what you are not, you have to learn or delegate to others.

Test your strengths and weaknesses

The own Power Knowing your weaknesses and weaknesses is definitely worthwhile for prospective entrepreneurs. Under the keywords start-up tests can be found in the Internet tests useful for self-assessment.

And a good self-check is to ask yourself the question: "What do I like to do and what do I tend to avoid?" We are generally good at what we like to do.

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