SOURCE: Center for Productive Longevity
BOULDER, CO--(Marketwire - Oct 29, 2012) - The November 12 deadline is approaching to register for Denver's "Spotlight on Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Baby Boomers" event. The Mile High venue is the final destination in a four-city series organized by Boulder-based Center for Productive Longevity (CPL). CPL serves as the bridge between people 55 and older (55+) and opportunities for them to continue in productive activities. The organization created the series of meetings to help Baby Boomers contribute to the national momentum for new-business creation. In fact, Colorado ranks fourth in the country for entrepreneurism with 420 startups per 100,000 adults, according to CNNMoney.
"At 85, CPL is my purpose and passion. I want to help people in their later years find ways to continue living a productive and fulfilling life," said Bill Zinke, founder and president of the CPL. "With unemployment high and economic growth low for the foreseeable future, new-business creation provides an important way for Baby Boomers to continue working and adding value."
A new survey from Wells Fargo shows that nearly one-third of adults with income less than $100,000 plan to work until they are 80 or older, indicating the changing demographics and needs of people at and beyond retirement age.
The Denver meeting will help address this issue by demonstrating how Baby Boomers can become entrepreneurs through presentations and interactive breakout sessions. The meeting will be held on November 15 at University College on the University of Denver campus. To register and view the agenda, visit www.ctrpl.org/november-15-2012. Participants must be 50 and older. AARP, the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) and CPL are sponsors of the meeting, along with other organizations.
The featured speakers include:
- Jody Holtzman, Senior Vice President - Thought Leadership, AARP, has more than two decades of experience helping companies develop and implement competitive strategies and achieve their strategic market goals. He leads AARP's new Life and Work Reimagined initiative.
- Courtney Price, President & CEO, VentureQuest, founded in the early '90s the Entrepreneurial Education Foundation in Kansas City, MO, and co-founded FastTrac, which was selected as having the best materials for entrepreneurship training in the U.S.
- Alan Hall is Founder and Chairman of MarketStar Corporation, a global outsourced sales and marketing company, which assists technology companies by increasing sales through the small to medium business sector. MarketStar is now owned by Omnicom, a global media conglomerate. He is also the Founder and President of Grow America, whose focus is on stimulating the growth and development of entrepreneurship throughout the U.S.
- Ding-Wen Hsu, President, Pacific West Technologies, has more than 30 years of MIS and managerial experience. A native of Taiwan, she has been very active in the Asian-American communities in Denver since moving to Colorado in 1978. She is one of the founders of Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, the largest Asian-American festival in the Rocky Mountain region. She is also co-founder of the International Multi-Cultural Institute, a nonprofit organization that promotes understanding and interaction among various cultures.
- Adam Swiecki, President, Swiecki Enterprises, founded the company in 2003 after serving as an Army officer and financier. Focused on the action sport market, he has built leading ecommerce businesses in skate (SkateboardsEtc.com), surf (SurfboardsEtc.com), and snow (SkiGogglesEtc.com).
Space for the meeting is limited, and people are encouraged to reserve a place as soon as possible. The charge of $35 per person covers a spouse, if desired, and a post-meeting workshop on the "how-tos" of creating a new business. Registrations can be made at ctrpl.org/november-15-2012/registration.
For more information on CPL and the senior entrepreneurship meetings, visit ctrpl.org or Facebook at facebook.com/CTRPL.
About the Center for Productive Longevity
The mission of CPL is to stimulate the substantially increased engagement of people 55 and older in productive activities, paid and volunteer, where they are qualified and ready to continue adding value. Visit ctrpl.org for more information. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/CTRPL.