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When Good Things Happen to Bad Founders: Personality as a Predictor of Success

DC Startup Week 2019

Iconic entrepreneurs are often celebrated and admired for their personalities, but the same traits that enable their success have also led to public failures and the demise of their reputations. Where would they be today if they had known about the science behind self-awareness? How can founders utilize their unique personality traits to accelerate their ideas, technologies and companies?


Kristina Svensson-Piavent

Founder and CEO, Yuduyu, the Next-Generation Resume

After years of working beside high-profile entrepreneurs and corporate executives (Louis Vuitton, Celine, Soundcloud, the Ritz Paris, Disney, Sony, The Guardian, DDB, etc.) in eight countries and in seven languages, Kristina is an expert on harnessing the potential of the world’s... Read More →

Nikki Blacksmith, Ph.D.

Founder and CEO, Blackhawke Behaviour Science

Dr. Blacksmith performs human capital due diligence focused on predicting performance in early-stage and high-growth startups. Widely quoted in the news media and with over 60 published scientific papers, Nikki is known for her expertise and research on cognitive bias, personality... Read More →

Tuesday September 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Google DC 25 Massachusetts Ave NW #900, Washington, DC 20001