That’s what some researchers are saying. Mitchell Hartman of NPR reports on a recent study from the non-hereditary Marketplace Entrepreneurship Desk at Oregon Public Broadcasting. If there is a genetic link to the start-up lifestyle, more than just entrepreneurs are interested. Here is a highlight of the report:
Knowing which genes encourage entrepreneurship, and who has them, could help educators design better programs to spur business-creation. It could even help venture capitalists pick whose startup to fund, though there’s no guarantee the genes actually lead to success.
Still, many researchers doubt we’ll ever be able to pinpoint exactly what role environment and genes play in raising up entrepreneurs.