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The Many Ways to Become an Encore Entrepreneur

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am MDT

When most people think about entrepreneurship, they envision young founders and billion-dollar, high-tech startups. But that popular myth, like so many others related to age, has been thoroughly debunked. In fact, more businesses are founded by people over 50 than any other age group and they are two to three times more likely to succeed.

Starting a business is not the only way to be an entrepreneur. In fact, it’s just one of many options and most of these are ideally suited to the encore stage of life. These options offer flexibility, build on experience, produce valuable income, and can be scaled up or down over time.

In this program, you’ll hear from a panel of speakers who have followed a variety of entrepreneurial paths:

  • Barbara Brooks, Founder of Second Act Women, Solopreneur, coach, and consultant
  • Bryan Eagle, Co-Founder and CEO of Glanris, Serial entrepreneur, founding and growing multiple venture-backed companies
  • Paula Getz, Founder of NM-NEW , Social entrepreneur
  • Danielle Duplin, Founder and President of FreeWind Productions, Solopreneur turning her side gig into a startup
  • Davis Smith, Owner of The Ground Guys, Franchise owner

We’ll also hear from Dr. Mary J Cronin, Entrepreneurship professor and author of Starting Up Smarter: Why Founders over 50 Build Better Companies.

Staying current with trends is key to supporting or advocating for people over 50. More of them are moving from traditional jobs to entrepreneurial opportunities. Join us to zero in on this trend and how you can use this knowledge to be more effective in your work. Brought to you by The Encore Network Entrepreneurship Affinity Group.



March 20
10:00 am - 11:30 am MDT
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