How Retirees As Mentors Can Help A Startup Sink Or Swim

Last updated 11 Nov 2016 . 1 min read

Since most startups are driven by young people in their 20s and 30s, bringing on a senior level mentor who is retiring from corporate life makes sense since those in the sunset years of their career posses the skills needed to help startups thrive.

Most retiring managers won’t take a risk to launch something on their own- however they do have the skill sets that young startup founders find themselves lacking, with less of the risk of hiring young, plucky startup enthusiasts who may leave at any time.

With less of a risk of churn – why not bridge the knowledge gap by bringing on a senior resource looking for a challenge, and recreate the movie ‘The Intern’ in your own budding enterprise?

Read on for more reasons this intergenerational collaboration makes sense here: Quint


Avani Parekh
Avani Parekh is the founder of, a counseling portal for relationships, love and sexual health. She loves karaoke, sand between her toes and experimental cooking.

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