Senior Products, Innovation & Entrepreneurship – John Zapolski

May 5, 2022 | aging, books, culture, Health, politics, seniors, technology

Senior Products, Innovation & Entrepreneurship – John Zapolski

The Not Old Better Show, Business Buildout Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, Business Buildout interview series on radio and podcast.  I’m Paul Vogelzang and today’s show is brought to you by MD Hearing Aid.

As we in The Not Old Better Show audience know well, age can be an advantage.  And, today, entrepreneurship isn’t just for the young.  Experts say that more adults over age 60 are starting their own businesses than ever before.  And, as a matter of fact, older adults are finding that starting a business can be the perfect way to turn a lifetime of experience into something meaningful, take control of their time, counter workplace ageism, and, in some cases, make a lot more money.

There are challenges, though.  Lots of them, but that’s not surprising.  If it was easy, we’d all be doing it.  

One who has done it is our guest today, John Zapolski.  He’s here today to talk about the myths of senior-related products, how to research senior opportunities, and how to motivate yourselves to do what you love, alongside people you respect, in later life.  

John Zapolski is the founder and CEO of Alive Ventures. As a serial social entrepreneur, John has long worked at the intersection of new ventures, philanthropy, design, and culture. He previously co-founded and led several new social purpose ventures, including Fonderie 47 and STEAM Carnival. John Zapolski founded and created Alive Ventures to bring focus, creative energy, and new investment to the aspects of life worth looking forward to as we age.

We’re talking about how to design new products for the older age community, market opportunities in the older age demographic, and assumptions and misconceptions about building a startup targeted at older adults…what you think about this may be wrong…stay tuned…Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show Business Buildout interview series on radio and podcast, John Zapolski.  

My thanks to MD Hearing Aid for sponsoring today’s show.  Please support our sponsors and learn more at our website,  My thanks to John Zapolski for his generous time, expertise and inspiration.  My thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience on radio and podcast. Please be well, be safe, be kind to one another and let’s talk about better…The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast.  See you next week…thanks, everybody.

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