- Company founders tend to be middle-aged and well-educated, and did better in high school than in college
- 67 percent ranked their academic performance among the top 30 percent of theri undergraduate class, but a smaler percentage (37.5 percent) ranked their performance among the top 10 percent
- The majority of respondents (75.4%) had worked as employees as other companies for more than six years
- Significant percentages of respondents started their first companies after working eleven to fifteen years (23.3 percent), sixteen to twenty years (14.3 percent), or greater than twenty years (10.3 percent) for someone else.
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