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The Startup Chat with Steli and Hiten podcast.

December 31, 2019

Unfiltered insights and actionable advice straight from the trenches of startup and business life. The show hosts, Steli Efti and Hiten Shah, are both serial entrepreneurs who have founded multi-million dollar SaaS startups. Being busy CEOs of fast-growing companies, they know the value of your time and make sure you get the most out of each 22 minute episode. Tune in for new episodes every Tuesday and Friday.



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Today we talk about a very polarizing aspect of business: Age. Some businesses favor youth others snub youth. During today’s episode we express our opinion on the subject.


Although age can play a factor in culture or feedback it isn’t a sign of capability. Somebody losing an opportunity because of age is very upsetting to us. We tell you how age is generally handled in the startup world. Keep in mind this varies from company to company, but today’s episode is about the generality.


The topics we covered:


The stigma age places on a founder.

Being too young vs. being too old.

Why age is irrelevant.

How age can be used in a judgement.

How age changes feedback or advice.

Those startup founders who use age for shock value.

Finding inspiration in extreme cases.


We invite you to join our Facebook group.  It’s great to have such an incredible group of entrepreneurs out there making it happen every day.  We’d love to hear from you; please feel free to join our Facebook group and share your experiences, challenges, and motivation with us and the rest of Startup Chat community.


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As always, you can hit us up on Twitter @Steli or @hnshah, #thestartupchat.


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