Are You a (Business) Founder over 55?

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Older entrepreneurs make up a significant percentage of successful new businesses. If you’re 55+ business founder, you’re cordially invited to a Meetup hosted by AGENCY’s Founders over 55 Club. The event is free and will be taking place on Thursday, October 10 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. The location will be the Venture Cafe Cambridge, One Broadway in Cambridge, MA.

RSVP via Eventbrite here.

The Founders Over 55 Club is a collegial community of startups and companies run by founders in their encore careers. We are a member-led organization to celebrate and educate each other along our professional and personal journeys to start and build thriving businesses over the age of 55.

Join us at VentureCafe to share ideas, raise issues, and connect with peers who are puzzling over key questions like:

What motivates founders over 55? . . . is it all about the money? the life-purpose? the intellectual, creative and social engagement? mentoring the next generation(s)?

What drives the success of our ventures? . . . is it lifelong experience and wisdom? renewed curiosity? blending the old with the new?

What resources are most valuable/needed? . . . access to capital, markets, and partners? alternative sources of funding for founders who don’t fit the typical VC profile?

What are the practical challenges and best-practices? . . . balancing a healthy lifestyle with the demands of running a successful business in today’s hyper-competitive climate? visibility in the ecosystem – without an ageism bias ??

We’ll start with a Fireside Chat hosted by Danielle D. Duplin, co-founder AGENCY, with Rob Kornblum, startup adviser and author of “Never Too Late to Startup: How Mid-Life Entrepreneurs Create Wealth, Freedom & Purpose” . . followed by breakouts so you can meet each other and add your voice to the conversation.

Come early (5pm) to enjoy beer & networking with the innovation community at VentureCafe!

RSVP today!

Job Club Evening Group Networking Meeting – Member Event

It’s that time again!

The Job Club’s next meeting will convene on Thurs. 10/3, 5:30 at Panera Bread in Porter Sq., Cambridge, for discussion of issues of interest to job seekers, job holders, and entrepreneurs. Date and time at:

            Depending on your interests, our topics could relate to résumé revision, interview questions, career planning, motivation, building a freelance business, or time management, among others.  If you could bring copies of your résumé and sample cover letter, these would help new members to understand your background and career goals.

I’ll have copies of recent learning aids, plus the following new items.

·      “5 Steps to Writing a Cover Letter as a Career Changer (With Samples!)”, article by Jaclyn Westlake posted on The Muse, 9/17/’19

·      “Want to Transfer to Another Job Within the Same Company?  Here’s How to Actually Do It”, article by Angela Smith posted on The Muse, 9/17/’19

·      “When (and How) You Can Ask to Miss Work or Leave Early (Example Email Included!)”, article by Alyse Kalish posted on The Muse, 9/11/’19

I will also have copies of the following articles on skills and education.

·      “45 Numbers Highlighting The State Of AI Today”, article by Gil Press posted on, 7/8/’19

·      “Ignore the hand-wringing.  Get ready for the disruption.”, article by Khalida Sarwari posted on News@Northeastern, 8/9/’19

·      “Amazon Offers Training And Career Change Paths To Thousands of Mass. Employees”, article by Miranda Suarez posted on WBUR Bostonomix, 7/11/’19

…and of this article about entrepreneurship.

·      “7 Books to Help Entrepreneurs Get More Done”, article by Peter Daisyme posted on, 9/25/’19

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