Silver Founder Academy

Starting Over After 50

Starting Over after 50
(Join Us for a Live Event)

Starting over after 50 is not easy. Nevertheless, every day more men and women over 50 are starting businesses than ever before. Join Dr. Anita Leffel, founder of SFA, for a conversation about what it takes to start over – I mean REALLY start over.

An Academy of Learning

Starting over in a new career for any age requires new skills and knowledge.  Silver Founder Academy offers articles, courses, and advising on starting a business; everything from idea generation to becoming an entrepreneur, and running a business. You can attend live events, listen to webinars and podcasts, and take courses online. All in one place!


Join Silver Founder Academy, a community of aspiring entrepreneurs, visionaries and talented professionals who support the entrepreneur over the age of 50.


Join the discussion and stay up to date with the latest Silver Founder Academy’s events online!


Curate resources (blogs, podcasts, books, events and more) to get help you grow as an entrepreneur. Become a Silver Founder and receive all the latest updates!

Step outside your comfort zone. Make the transition from where you are now, to where you want to be.

Become an entrepreneur. Become a Silver Founder.

Never be afraid to start over. It’s a chance to rebuild your life the way you wanted all along.

Meet the Instructor and Founder

Dr. Anita Leffel is a business owner, a former university Professor and Dean, and has received awards in teaching excellence during her 15+ years of teaching entrepreneurship. She has taught and mentored hundreds of nascent entrepreneurs in universities, at invited workshops in the US and abroad, in online courses, and face-to-face.

Recent blog posts

  • Dr. Anita Leffel has the unique ability to awaken the entrepreneur in individuals. The first time I took one of her courses, she helped me clarify my business ideas and turn them into a reality. Her step-by-step guide gave me the confidence I needed to turn my passion into a business that produced over 6 figures in it's first year!

    Randall Sean Garcia Millenial Leadership
  • Dr. Anita Leffel is an extremely effective and passionate business coach. Her vast knowledge and depth of experience allow her to assist entrepreneurs of all kinds. Dr. Leffel's approach is one of industry-tested guidance, encouragement and support that enables you to build your best business.

    Matt Jackson Small Business Development Center
  • Dr. Anita Leffel is the impetus of why I’m an entrepreneur. The tenure spent with her has laid the groundwork to what is not my career. She highlighted the pragmatic aspects of business through practical application which has allowed me to springboard my enterprise and achieve my goals.

    Alexander Hilmy Hilmy
  • Dr. Leffel helped me develop what began as an ambition in business ownership, into a fully thought out and precisely planned business venture. Her wealth of knowledge and extensive background in helping entrepreneurs makes her incredibly valuable resource.

    Lance Kimbro
  • Professor Leffel was very patient, bringing not only her experience in business, but her deep love for humanity and strong interpersonal relationship skills which made each class look less like a professor and students, but more like colleagues working towards a shared vision.

    Adepeju Jaiyeoba Founder, Mother's Delivery Kit Ventures
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