Are you an entrepreneur?

Our team would like to better understand your experience as an entrepreneur. To participate and compare your journey to others, take our survey.

Not all journeys are the same

We know a lot about entrepreneurs: who starts companies, who gets funding, how many people they employ and how much they contribute to the economy. But there is still a lot we don’t understand.

This research project aims to ascertain what happens along the Entrepreneurial Journey,  and how this journey differs for entrepreneurs from various backgrounds and geographical locations.

We are now collecting information from entrepreneurs from all backgrounds to learn about individual entrepreneurial journeys and how we can better support them along the way. As soon as we have gathered enough responses, we will share our data through an interactive visualization that anyone can use, from entrepreneurs to investors, and philanthropists to lawmakers, to gain powerful insights.

Sample entrepreneurial journey of a first time founder, heterosexual Black or African-American female, who is 26-35 years old and caring for children
Sample entrepreneurial journey of a non-binary Hispanic of Latinx experienced entrepreneur, who is 25 years old or younger bisexual
Sample entrepreneurial journey of a first time founder, heterosexual White or  Caucasian male, who is disabled veteran of 46-55 years old

3 Ways You Can Support This Project

Share Your Journey

Your entrepreneurial journey is unlike any other. We want to be sure your unique experience and business goals are represented in our data and visualizations.

Spread the Word

Encourage your network to participate by sharing this URL. A quick tweet or post on LinkedIn will help bolster our research and drive meaningful changes.

Compare Journeys

Use our interactive visualizations to explore your own journey or compare the journeys of different entrepreneurial communities.

A research collaboration

This project is being conducted by Aleria Research Corp in collaboration with The City College of New York and is funded by a grant MB18OBD8020088 from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency.

Aleria Research Corp’s mission is to demonstrate the value of D&I and foster greater inclusion and equality across society. Through charitable, scientific research in areas related to Diversity & Inclusion, the nonprofit specifically aims to benefit women, underrepresented minorities, people with disabilities, and other disadvantaged and underserved communities.