STARTUPS: How many times have you heard the comment along these lines: "My goodness, the founders look about 18 years old!". Plenty of times, especially in travel, where many wonderfully enthusiastic entrepreneurs want to try their hand at disrupting the industry. So does youthful vigour trump wiser heads when it comes to success? It's more complicated than that... Read more on Forbes.
For years, people have tried to correlate an entrepreneur’s age when they launched their startup, with the ultimate success of that startup.
Many studies have been done on the topic,
The collective summary of their learnings was the average entrepreneur is 40 years old when they launch their startup, and people over 55 are twice as likely as people under 35 to launch a high-growth startup.
Yet it was determined age was less of a driver to entrepreneurial success than previous startup and industry experience.
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