New York City-based I Can Still Do That Foundation will host their seasonal First Mondays event to officially launch the Foundation's Senior Business Directory on April 1st, 2019 from 6:00- 9:00 PM at GossipBar at 733 Ninth Avenue, Manhattan. —
The I Can Still Do That Foundation specializes in Intergenerational Networking and is partnering with several nonprofits and for-profit organizations for the launch of the Senior Business Directory. Amazing.Community and Next Gen, in partnership with The I Can Still Do That Foundation, are launching the Directory to foster a new community that can help facilitate creation of intergenerational opportunities. The Senior Business Directory seeks to establish innovative and disruptive new companies as well as co-working and co-living incubators and arrangements in the future.
According to the Foundation's Executive Director, Dan Schneider, "24.3 percent of all new entrepreneurs are between 55-to-64 years old and Baby Boomers are nearly twice as likely to plan to launch businesses than their millennial counterparts. Senior entrepreneurs have a success rate of twice that of general entrepreneurs based on their experience, access to capital, credit and other senior entrepreneurs. We hope to create an intergenerational eco-system to support and connect entrepreneurs of all generations."
Leslie Faerstein, Executive Director of amazing.community, says: "We are proud to be one of the early participants in the Senior Business Directory and to partner with the I Can Still Do That Foundation. Amazing.community's mission is to expand the work horizon for women 50+ and to this end, we are supporting the opportunity for all our members and organizational partners to be part of the Senior Business Directory.
At the First Mondays event on February 4th The Senior Business Directory has set a goal to register 10,000 intergenerational businesses that support Senior Entrepreneurship by the end of 2019. The Foundation encourages everyone to register on behalf of their own businesses or encourage friends and colleagues to do the same. Advisors will be on hand at First Mondays to help interested entrepreneurs register online for the Senior Business Directory.
Special Guest Marc Middleton, CEO of Bolder Broadcasting and Growing Bolder, which supports Aging Entrepreneurs, will be coming to NY on April 1st for the Foundation's next First Mondays. He will be signing his new book, Growing Bolder, Defy the Cult of Youth, Live with Passion and Purpose, now available at Amazon.com. Marc is one of the leading voices in the active lifestyle movement, a multiple Emmy Award-winning broadcaster and journalist, documentary filmmaker, magazine publisher, adventurer and world class master's athlete. The author of Rock Stars of Aging(R) his new book Growing Bolder, Defy the Cult of Youth, Live with Passion and Purpose, is now available at Amazon.com.
"There is an entirely new life stage that has never before existed that is filled with nearly limitless opportunity," says Middleton. "I couldn't be more excited about the vision of the Senior Business Directory and the much-needed inspiration, tools and resources its platform will provide senior entrepreneurs and senior owned businesses. We are very much aligned in our missions and I'm looking forward to exploring how we might collaborate to help men and women of all ages realize that the rest of their life can the best of their life."
In keeping with First Mondays' 17-year tradition, I Can Still Do That buys its guests the first drink. The First Mondays event and launch of the Senior Business Directory on April 1st, 2019 is from 6-9 PM at Gossip Bar & Restaurant, 733 9th Ave., between West 49/50th Street (2nd floor). The event is free. Participants should register by sending RSVP’s to email@example.com. Guests are encouraged to network and share their ideas and experience with one another in hopes of developing community and generating opportunities for collaboration and new enterprises.
The Senior Business Directory is also hosting an open, digital selfie video contest. Entrepreneurs of any age can submit a 30-second selfie video discussing why they decided to start their business and why they joined the Senior Business Directory community. If you are interested in competing in the contest, please visit our website for the contest description and contact us with further questions. To submit a video, please email your video to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Senior Business Directory:
A first of its kind platform, The Senior Business Directory connects senior entrepreneurs to curated marketing and educational resources and other entrepreneurs.
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Address: Gossip Bar and Restaurant, 733 9th Ave., New York, NY 10019
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