In our current era of longevity the realities of aging have changed, but attitudes, especially about work and retirement, have not kept pace. Despite the growing number of older adults pursuing entrepreneurial activities, this cohort has been largely ignored in entrepreneurship research and by funders or service providers. A free webinar from the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research will be offered on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, and address these gaps in knowledge.

The webinar, Senior Entrepreneurs Matter: Who Are They, What They Need, and How You Can Help, is based on the results of a new CERIC-funded research study that investigates the experiences, needs and interests of entrepreneurs aged 50+ in Canada. It will share a snapshot of study results and key recommendations:

  • Common themes and trends relating to the entrepreneurship journey from the study’s 180+ participants
  • Gaps in service and support identified by older entrepreneurs
  • Challenges faced when engaging with this demographic and related stakeholders
  • Key recommendations about how to better serve and support older entrepreneurs

Webinar presenters are Pat Spadafora and Lia Tsotsos. Spadafora, a Professor at Sheridan College for nearly 25 years, founded the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research in 2003 as an interdisciplinary, on-campus applied research facility. In 2017, she left Sheridan to start Kaleidoscope Consulting, a company dedicated to changing the way we view aging. Tsotsos was appointed Director of the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research in January 2018 after nearly seven years as the Centre’s lead researcher.

Learn more about this webinar and register today.