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When thinking about start-ups, one might assume that their founders are mostly men and women in their 20s. This is a common stereotype concerning start-ups—but more often than not, it is inaccurate. A survey conducted by Startup Muster in 2015 and discussed in a recent Mashable article reveals that the majority of start-up founders (23.8%) in Australia were between 30 and 35 years of age. Those between ages 35 and 40 made up 18.0% of the respondents, while only 16.1% were 25 to 30 years old.

Interestingly, 50% of those who were surveyed had no previous start-up experience at all. “I certainly don’t think that innovation is limited to people in their 20s,” Casey Mulder, founder of education company Today We Learned, said to Mashable. “But good teams are a combination [of age groups].” So, if you are tempted by entrepreneurship but think your ship may have sailed, think again. The jump into the unknown could be the best decision of your life.


July 16, 2016

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