Our Promise to You
We want older people to be able to manifest the life they desire in whatever way they choose. Whether it’s turning a hobby or passion into a business, becoming a consultant, or simply wanting to keep your brain active by joining a community of older current and soon-to-be business owners, we want to see you succeed. Let us provide you with the support you need.
Mark & Suzanne
We have designed, facilitated and participated in many startup programmes and seen how these often fail participants, especially those in the intersections of age, gender, colour, ability and wealth/class.
So, whether your goal is to turn a hobby into a moneymaking project, whether it's about having a burning passion, whether it's just about putting food on the table doesn't matter.
Whatever the reason inspired you to join Startup School, we're going to take you, a unique individual with a personal vision, through the same steps that have helped others reach their goal. Because while entrepreneurial paths lead in different directions, the first steps toward success are always the same.
Starting one's own business requires confidence and resilience, and I should know. I have transitioned my career numerous times and not always successfully!
As a PR Director of a mid-size agency, I worked with famous names like Dionne Warwick, The Who and Led Zeppelin. In 2014, I transitioned into technology, winning awards and column inches for an app called Frugl. I now have a portfolio career, using my PR and marketing expertise to generate awareness for Startup School, the podcast I co-host Sex Advice for Seniors and as a semi-professional jazz & blues singer!
I have over 30 years of experience in various industries, startups, scale-ups, agencies, and manufacturing.
I have experienced successes and failures, and now, as a business coach, driven to help people over 50 avoid the same mistakes I made and help them achieve work or a business filled with an expression of who they are and what they want to offer the world.Connect with Mark on Linkedin