This is Jessica’s talk from the 2017 Female Founders Conference.

She summarized the talk on her blog and highlighted nine key differences that “unicorn” founders must fulfill. They must:
1. Be lucky
2. Have the right motives
3. Hit a big need
4. Do something basic
5. Be willing to work on a dubious idea
6. Not be afraid of a big idea
7. Be driven and resilient
8. Focus: Life’s Work
9. Be able to evolve into a manager

She also references her 2016 keynote, which we wrote about here: Jessica Livingston’s Pretty Complete List on How Not to Fail.

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