"Mention the term “startup founder” to someone at random, and they’ll likely conjure up an image of the cast of HBO’s Silicon Valley: An unkempt team of Mark Zuckerberg-esque socially-awkward guys bootstrapping their way to uncertain success. Also, they’re all twenty-somethings.
There certainly are plenty of founders that meet that description. But there are plenty that don’t. The average age of the successful startup founder is around 40 years old, according to the Kauffman Foundation, and the only age group with an increase in entrepreneurial activity over the last twenty years are those between 55 and 65."
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