Silicon Valley is home to many accelerators but not many that are housed in a pimp-daddy style mansion with hot tubs and jacuzzis; cue Blackbox Mansion, co-founded by Bjoern Lasse Herrmann and Fadi Bishara it is home to a number of startups whose founders stay at the mansion and benefit from the co-working space, easy access to Silicon Valley and Sandhill Road for funding trips and the inspiration of entrepreneurial people coming through the doors.
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But besides running the mansion which includes hosting a number of events and dinners, co-founder Bjoern is also working on his latest venture: The Startup Genome, which is trying to unravel the DNA of what makes a successful startup opposed to a flop. Just as The Human Genome Project tried to dissect human DNA, The Startup Genome aims to quantify various factors contributing to a successful startup by asking startups to fill out a questionnaire.
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