Founder principles

Notes on founder attributes

According to the global tech incubator Antler a founder must have: grit’, ‘drive’ and ‘spike’

Grit Grit is passion and perseverance for long-term and meaningful goals. It is the ability to persist in something you feel passionate about and persevere when you face obstacles. … Grit is also about perseverance. To persevere means to stick with it; to continue working hard even after experiencing difficulty or failure.

Drive According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the definition of motivation is: “the willingness to do something, or something that causes willingness.” Drive, on the other hand, is defined as: “a planned effort to achieve something.” So, although the words are both goal-oriented, their meanings have significant difference.

Spike In order to demonstrate a spike, you should show talent for and attention to one or two main interests