An Entrepreneurial Renaissance


Inspiring 4 generations of entrepreneurs to launch & grow startups together

The Problem
In America, we create and fund startups with the wrong teams

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  •  Having the Wrong Team is the #3 reason why startups fail
  •  "80% of entrepreneurs starting a business fail within the first 18 months"  Forbes

  • Angel investors prefer to invest in startups with two or more co-founders with complementary skills and experiences but shy away from older entrepreneurs at the end of their careers as well as younger, inexperienced entrepreneurs 

  • No platform matches younger & seasoned entrepreneurs to meet, get to know, and then launch intergenerational startups

What This Means
America's Entrepreneurship Deficit

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Census Bureau data reported from the Kauffman Foundation and Brookings Institute state the number of new companies as a percentage of US businesses dropped 44% from 1978 to 2015.

  • "The long-term decline in entrepreneurship has dragged down productivity, wages and living standards for all Americans
  • Fewer startups mean a lower quality of life"
    Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

The Solution
Match, advise and fund startups with co-founders from different generations


Generational Diversity is the Ultimate Competitive Advantage
Intergenerational teams foster diversity in backgrounds, experiences and perspectives to yield many advantages: diversity of know-how, funding availability, uncovering market niches, anticipating costly pitfalls, wider pool of needed tech skills

Why Two Founders For A Startup Makes Sense

Find a Co-Founder Twice (or Half) your age

  • Duke and Harvard Universities looked at startups earning at least $1 million and discovered that:  
    -Founders’ median age was 39
    -Twice as many were older than 60 as were younger than 20.
  • Kauffman Foundation found that:
    In every year from 1996 to 2013, Americans in the 55-64 age group started new business at a higher rate than those in their 20s and 30s.
  • TechCrunch:
    -Average founder on the unicorn list was 34
    -Founders of LinkedIn, the 2nd most valuable unicorn in their study, averaged 36
    -Founders of the third most valuable, Workday, averaged 52

BUILD YOUR NETWORK                               FIND YOUR INVESTORS                              FIND YOUR PARTNER