An Entrepreneurial Renaissance


A New Model to
 Create and Fund Startups


Kauffman Foundation:  America's Entrepreneurship Deficit

  • "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"

The Solution
Create 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:

  •  smarter decisions and more innovation by bringing the right product/service to market and not running out of cash
  • diversity of know-how,  funding availability, uncovering market niches, anticipating costly pitfalls, and a wider pool of needed tech skills

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