BECOME A SILVER FOUNDER

An important prerequisite of an entrepreneur is the willingness to step outside one’s comfort zone. To make the transition from where you are now, to where you want to be, Silver Founders have created this academy of learning.

COMMUNITY

Join our community of founders, aspiring entrepreneurs, community visionaries and talented professionals who support the entrepreneur over the age of 50

RESOURCES

Silver Founder offers resources on starting a business, everything from idea generation, becoming an entrepreneur, to events, webinars, podcasts and learning online

EVENTS

Online and in-person events attended and geared specifically towards Silver Founders

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

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!

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Anita Leffel, PhD

Meet the Instructor and Founder

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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.
  • 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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