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Can you really predict who’s most likely to start a company?

I'm sure many of you have read this article on TechCrunch about Bloomberg Beta - a data outreach program that predicts the 350 people most likely to start a business in the near future. This model would then be quite attractive to venture capitalists waiting for the next big thing to invest in. My question: Is this a viable way of identifying tomorrow's entrepreneurs? What does it mean for the current and future entrepreneurial sector?

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John Shiple
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Certainly, it is. But is the market size 350 people? (super small) Or can you find a way to apply this at a more atomic level and with more industry verticals (i.e. not just startups/entrepreneurs)? Who's most likely to start a company is an uninteresting question because pretty much everybody is doing it right now. I'd be much more interested in who's going to be a leader in my company - or who can I hire to take charge of core areas of my business.
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Well, if the suit fits...https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FvqD8A29-UA
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The quality of the founder is certainly the best indicator of futute success
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