2010 Aging is Good Business Summit Focuses on Entrepreneurship


For entrepreneurs looking for new business ideas, the color that brings in the green may be silver.

The 2010 Aging Is Good Business summit at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro will focus on “Opportunities for Entrepreneurs.” Presentations and discussions will be two-fold, with information for businesses hoping to target older adults as well as advice for older adults who want to break into business.


The all-day event will be Wednesday, April 14, in Elliott University Center on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The public is welcome to attend. Registration for the event is $125 and has been extended through Tuesday, April 13. To register for the event, visit www.uncg.edu/gro or call (336) 256-1020. Reduced registration rates are available for students and faculty.

Summit presentations will include:

• “Free Agent Aging: Reinventing Ourselves in the Second Half of Life” by Dr. H. R. Rick Moody, director of Academic Affairs for AARP

• “Entrepreneurship Opportunities” by Dr. Dianne H.B. Welsh, director of UNCG’s North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center and the Charles A. Hayes Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Bryan School of Business and Economics

• “The Surprising Prevalence of Later-Life Entrepreneurship” by Dr. Edward G. Rogoff, professor of management in Baruch College, The City University of New York, and co-author of “The Second Chance Revolution: Becoming Your Own Boss After 50”

• “The New Entrepreneurial Models of Aging” by David L. Carroll, a writer and producer specializing in health and aging issues and co-author of “The Second Chance Revolution: Becoming Your Own Boss After 50.”