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Founders Over 55 Club: Meetup #4 . . Prof. Cal Halvorsen & Encore Founders

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* VIRTUAL* Venture Cafe Cambridge (stay tuned for link and details to participate online)

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Founders Over 55 Club: Meetup #4 (virtual). . . featuring Prof. Cal Halvorsen & Encore Founders

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The Founders Over 55 Club* is a collegial community of company founders in their encore careers. We start and build thriving businesses where our age and lifelong experiences are an asset. We share best practices for success, celebrate each others professional and personal journeys, and champion an age-friendly business ecosystem.

Join us for an informative conversation to explore the practical challenges and upside opportunities of encore entrepreneurship from 4PM - 5PM EDT, followed by virtual networking from 5PM - 6PM EDT.

  • We'll kickoff with Professor Cal Halvorsen, PhD, MSW, at the Boston College School of Social Work, and Public Voices Fellow with Encore.org, with a foundation for what we know about plus-50 entrepreneurs, including entrepreneurship rates and motivations, social or "encore" entrepreneurship in later life, and the diverse set of people aged 50 to 70 who report a high level of interest in starting new businesses and nonprofit organizations.
  • We'll have plenty of time for your questions, facilitated by Danielle D. Duplin, co-founder AGENCY.
  • Then, from 5PM - 6PM EDT, click over to the Venture Cafe Virtual Networking Lounge (https://venturecafecambridge.org/) where each of the speakers will be hosting a virtual table for you to stop by for further discussion and demos.

We look forward to your participation! --- The F55+ Charter Team (Jerry Wolonsenko, Mary Cronin, Scott Guthery, Danielle D. Duplin) in collaboration with Venture Cafe Cambridge.

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About Us

*The Founders Over 55 Club is an inclusive member-led club that welcomes entrepreneurs of ALL ages, stages, and backgrounds. The F55+ Club is an initiative of AGENCY: Worldwide Innovation for Living Longer and Aging Better. AGENCY is equal parts coworking at CIC, programming, and an international community of innovators to make the aging journey better for all.

Join the F55+ Club 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? mutual learning with 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 encore founders who don't "fit" the typical VC profile? tips for engaging multi-generational teams?
  • What are the practical challenges and best-practices? . . . balancing a healthy lifestyle with the rigorous demands of running a successful business in today's hyper-competitive climate? balancing accumulated wealth with the risk of starting something new? getting visibility in the ecosystem? strategies to combat ageism bias ??

Send us a note at helloagency@cic.com to get involved!

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