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:
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?
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:
"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."
"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."
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