Comment: Tech start-ups not the sole domain of the young

Mark Zuckerberg inspired the image of 20-year-old tech entrepreneurs, but experience matters too

12th August, 2016
Teenage entrepreneur Eric Lassard - but is youth always key to success?

Since Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook from his dorm room in Harvard, the business world has become obsessed with the 20 to 30-something tech entrepreneurs.

Tales of the decade-long struggles of Richard Branson or Alan Sugar have been replaced by the Silicon Valley generation, many of whom seem to make their money in half the time.

In this new start-up culture, youth is heralded as the key to success. But is this true?

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