Nature vs. Nurture in Entrepreneurship

Steve Blank, Stanford University,
Mark Suster, Serial Entrepreneur,
Patrick Chung, New Enterprises Associates
and Vivek Wadhwa, Harvard Law School

Can entrepreneurs be made? This question is incredibly important for aspiring entrepreneurs, investors, and educational organizations like BASES. For some, the answer is straightforward; if you inherently possess a certain set of qualities, then, at the very least, you have the potential to become a successful entrepreneur. Otherwise, you’re out of luck. For others, there is a relatively distinct manner in which entrepreneurs can be developed, through both intentional circumstances and otherwise, such as family background and education.