The Background of the Entrepreneur in High-Tech Incubated Startups

  • Natan de Souza MarquesEmail author
  • Roberto Sbragia
  • Moacir de Miranda OliveiraJr.
  • Felipe Mendes Borini


This chapter describes the profile of entrepreneurs of high-tech startups located in business incubators in the state of São Paulo. The research involved 112 startups. Most of the surveyed startups have entrepreneurs with high levels of formal education, most of them with Master and PhD degrees. In addition, the majority of entrepreneurs were educated in fields of knowledge close to exact sciences, and work in areas related to research and development (R&D) and production. Their average previous experience is 18 years in industry and 6 years in the company where they currently work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Natan de Souza Marques
    • 1
    Email author
  • Roberto Sbragia
    • 1
  • Moacir de Miranda OliveiraJr.
    • 1
  • Felipe Mendes Borini
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Economics, Business Administration and Accounting (FEA-USP)University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Business Administration DepartmentUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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