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About - MindCette, Entrepreneurial Mindset Testing, Consulting & Assessment

Kelly G. Shaver, Founding Director

Kelly Shaver has over thirty years of experience studying the psychological characteristics of entrepreneurs. He led the “person variables” section of the US Panel Studies of Entrepreneurial Dynamics and was the scientific lead for the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation’s national study of entrepreneurial mindset in South Africa. This national study won the Global Entrepreneurship Network’s 2018 Compass Award for Research Champions and continues as a member of the Global Entrepreneurship Research Network. Shaver is a Fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, a Fellow of the American Psychological Society, a Justin Longenecker Fellow of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and a past Chair of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management. In 2019, Shaver won the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship’s Max S. Wortman Award for Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship. While at the College of Charleston, he won the College’s 2016 Distinguished Research Award. He is now retired from the College, with the status of Professor Emeritus.

Shaver has been an editorial board member for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, served as Editor of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, and is currently an Action Editor of the Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. His research in entrepreneurship has been supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and by the US National Science Foundation. Through MindCette, Shaver is currently directing the online Biomedical Entrepreneurship Certificate Program offered by the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He is a member of the VentureSouth angel investment group.

 Email: kelly@mindcette.com