Over 55+ Club
Age is an Asset
The Founders Over 55 Club is a collegial community of company founders in our encore careers. We start and build thriving businesses where our age and lifelong experiences are an asset. The F55+ Club shares best practices for success, celebrates each others' professional and personal journies, and champions an age-friendly business ecosystem.
The Founders Over 55 Club is an inclusive member-led club that welcomes entrepreneurs of ALL ages, stages, and backgrounds. We host events, foster community, and make connections that help each other build our companies.
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 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?
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.
We look forward to meeting you!
F55+ Club Steering Committee: Mary Cronin, Doug Dickson, Danielle D. Duplin, Scott Guthry, Jerry Wolonsenko