The Entrepreneurial DNA

Simon R Turner
5 min readNov 11, 2019

What does it take it be an entrepreneur? The traits and profiles of an entrepreneur.

I am asked this frequently (particularly by aspiring entrepreneurs), and I equally ponder it myself. In bringing the Founder Institute — the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator — to Ghana, I have found the question even more topical right now.

As an entrepreneur, I’ve experienced the extraordinary adrenaline-rushing highs of success and the gut-wrenching lows of failure (which, more often than not, tend to provide the best lessons and triggers for later success, but…

--

--

Simon R Turner

Building, bolstering, and bettering startups in Africa’s entrepreneurial sandbox | Venture Partner | PropTech Founder | Angel in Disguise | Veteran