The Blackhawke Entrepreneurship Value Profile is the only psychological assessment designed to improve entrepreneur performance and startup success.
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The EVP is purposely designed, refined and validated for entrepreneurial and venture-specific contexts only.
Delivered entirely online, the testing process is simple and speedy. The reports are generated quickly and electronically, delivering richer and more specific content than generic personality tests.
The EVP is built on a century’s worth of research and over 1,000 different scientific research studies from the Organization Sciences, as well as current research conducted by Blackhawke’s in-house scientists at the Blackhawke Science Lab.
The test-taking experience is part of the value; it is your chance to engage in self-reflection and growth.
Applicable to multiple uses, ranging from self-awareness to entrepreneurship and leadership skill growth toteam development. Learn how to integrate the EVP with Blackhawke’s other offerings.
Our assessment development and validation process follows guidelines from the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, written by the American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, & National Council on Measurement in Education along with Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures written by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
The EVP measures psychological traits that predict behavioral performance in the Eight Pillars of Entrepreneurship:
The results will give you and your entrepreneurial team insights into strengths and weaknesses and provide a means to maximize your collective talent to help your company succeed.
The EVP is an online assessment that measures psychological and behavioral traits underlying entrepreneurial performance. The EVP is designed to help key players within the entrepreneurial ecosystem predict and anticipate the success and challenges of both individual entrepreneurs and startup teams.
Unlike most psychometric assessments that are designed generally for individuals from a variety of different domains; the EVP is specifically designed for investors, entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders in early-stage to high-growth startups.
HOW LONG WILL THE EVP TAKE?
The length of the assessment varies by person. On average, it will take about 15-20 minutes.
DO I NEED TO PREPARE FOR THE EVP IN ANY WAY?
Make sure to set aside uninterrupted time to take the EVP. Find a quiet location so you can focus; if you are distracted your results may not be as accurate as they should be.
HOW DO I ACCESS THE EVP?
You will receive an email invitation with instructions on how to access and complete the results.
WHAT KIND OF QUESTIONS ARE ON THE EVP?
The EVP will ask questions about your attitudes, behavioral tendencies, and preferences. You will indicate your agreement with each question on a 5 point scale.
ARE THERE RIGHT OR WRONG ANSWERS?
No, every person will have a unique profile that describes them. We do not place a value on some traits over other traits.
HOW DO I SEE THE RESULTS?
You will be sent a PDF report following completion of the online assessment.
ARE SOME RESULTS BETTER THAN OTHERS?
There is no “ideal” profile; people are not perfect. Each person will have different strengths and weaknesses. The key is to make sure your team (collectively) can offset one another’s weaknesses and amplify strengths.
WILL MY RESULTS BE SCORE NUMERICALLY?
We do not place any quantitative value on your strengths or weaknesses. Rather, we simply use descriptive categories to assess where you stand on the strength-weakness spectrum. We present the results in rank order from strength to weakness.
WHAT ARE BLACKHAWKE’S CREDENTIALS?
Blackhawke scientists have doctoral degrees in industrial-organizational psychology…
HOW WAS THE EVP DEVELOPED?
The EVP was developed in adherence to professional psychometric standards and guidelines. For a strategic work analysis was conducted, over 1,000 scientific articles were studied and findings were integrated to identify predictive traits.
WILL MY RESULTS BE SHARED WITH MY TEAM MEMBERS?
We will only share your results with permission. However, we highly encourage you to share results because it will allow you to look at teams at the collective level and help you build stronger teams.
WILL I GET TO SEE MY TEAM MEMBERS’ RESULTS?
As long as your team members allow us to share the results, you will be able to see their results in our digital platform. It will describe the team as a whole, including strengths, weaknesses, and gaps.