The age diversity issue in tech

Photo by Tim Flach

Photo by Tim Flach

"Levy posits that "age deserves a place in the discussion and an acknowledgment that age diversity is a plus for the company — both morally and strategically


Vivek Wadhwa, an entrepreneur and Stanford University fellow, led research that indicates the average age of successful startup founders is around 40 for men and 41 for women, the majority of whom were parents. The  later built on these findings analyzing census data, which revealed that entrepreneurship was booming among the 55 to 64 age group. That trend continued into this year’s report.

More anecdotally, we have reported that age works wonders for confidence, as the wisdom acquired over the course of a career contributes to sustainable success." via Lydia Dishman for Fast Company