The 55-to-64 age bracket is now the hottest group for founding and succeeding in new businesses, indicating that boomers are leading the nation in startups. And boomers are commonly serve in a number of roles supporting startups, including on advisory boards and as angel investors. As for employers looking for entrepreneurial energy, "my recommendation is that you think carefully about the job requirements in your startup before you follow the crowd" looking only among the under-35 set, writes Marty Zwilling.

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