Never Too Late to Start Up

How Mid-Life Entrepreneurs Create

Wealth, Freedom & Purpose

Just a few features of my new book:

  • How to start a new business when you have a mortgage and kids to put through college
  • The first startup book for mid-life entrepreneurs to address your unique challenges and the valuable skills & experiences you offer young companies
  • Dozens of interviews from successful mid-life founders, VCs, lawyers and many others

Have you been dreaming about starting a company but don’t know how?

Start Your New Company, Get the Freedom You Have Always Dreamed Of



What if you could break free of the corporate rat race? How would your life be different if you owned your own business? Entrepreneurship is the ultimate mid-life career change.



Startup founder and former venture capitalist Rob Kornblum shows how starting a company in mid-life is not only achievable, but more likely to succeed. Through dozens of interviews with mid-life founders, Kornblum shows:



  • How to discover great ideas for your new business
  • Why great entrepreneurs don't just follow their passion (and what they do instead)
  • How to market your products like the pros
  • ​Why this is the best time ever to start a business
  • How to find your ideal co-founders and team
  • How to build a great company AND keep a normal family life
  • Why the skills you already have increase your chances of success
  • How mid-life entrepreneurs get their business funded
  • Including BONUS Resources including a 90 Day Timeline, 1 Page Business Plan, Fundraising pitch template, and more.

If you have years of experience in business, have wanted to start your own business but never did, this is the book you need to get you over the hump.



None of the great startup books, and there are many, deal with the particular challenges that mid-life entrepreneurs have, but also the amazing skills and experiences that you bring to starting a new business.

In fact, the media really loves to celebrate the “college dropout” founders.

But did you know that the average age of successful technology company founders is 39?

  • Have you been dreaming about starting a company but don’t know how?
  • Do you struggle with your fears about the potential risks?
  • ​Do you wonder how to start a new business when you have a mortgage and kids to put through college?
  • Do you wonder if you have the right skills?

This Book Has The Answers!

And not just my answers, but also dozens of interviews of mid-life founders, VCs, lawyers and others.

If you are ready to break free of the corporate grind, ready to start finding your purpose, ready to begin building wealth through entrepreneurship:












Marsha Stopa - Blogging Coach - BoostBlogTraffic.com

"I found him to be one of most knowledgeable and trustworthy advocates for early stage founders."

"Rob has a uniquely broad range of operating and investing experience, which made him a highly sought after mentor at the Start Tank accelerator. What’s more, he brings a high degree of integrity and empathy to the table, and I found him to be one of most knowledgeable and trustworthy advocates for early stage founders."

- David Chang (Angel Investor & Entrepreneur, COO Paypal Media Network -former)
Marsha Stopa - Blogging Coach - BoostBlogTraffic.com

"Rob really knows his stuff."

"I spent a few hours following Rob's business plan template to create a brief project plan. It really crystallized my thinking and forced me to articulate everything that has been spinning in my head for more than a year. I shared it with a colleague and it totally worked. Rob really knows his stuff."

- Marsha Stopa (Blogging Coach & Instructor, BoostBlogTraffic.com)

Here are some of the experts who share their stories and guidance in Never Too Late to Startup:

Brad Feld, Partner Foundry Group, Founder TechStars

Lew Cirne, Founder & CEO NewRelic, Inc., Founder Wily Technology

John Levisay, Founder & CEO, Craftsy, Inc.

Josh Becker, CEO, Lex Machina

Art Papas, Founder & CEO Bullhorn, Inc.

Brad Handler, Founder Inspirato, Founder Exclusive Resorts

Kelly Cooper, Founder & Chief Merchandising Officer, QOR LLC

“​In fact, the media really loves to celebrate the “college dropout” founders. But did you know that the average age of successful technology company founders is 39?”

Van Barker, Founder, YardStash

Jo Tango, Founder & Partner, Kepha Partners

John Gilluly, Partner DLA Piper

Sara Schaer, Founder & CEO KangaDo

Walter Cruttendon, Founder & CEO Acorns Inc., Founder Cruttendon Roth

David Mandell, Founder & CEO PivotDesk

Dan Malven, Founder Analyte Health

Eric Groves, Founder & CEO Alignable, Inc.

Jack O’Toole, Founder & CEO FreshAir Sensor Corporation

Tim Enwall, CEO Revolv Inc., Founder & CEO Tendril Networks

Vivek Wadhwa, Fellow, Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center at Stanford University