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We're a team of volunteers who believe people as they get older have huge value to offer the world of work. Too often people are overlooked because of their age and we don't believe in waiting for organisations or governments to lead the way.  In theory they should - but in the absence of that, we have committed our free time, our energy and our resources to building the blueprint. This all started when Harris met Lucy at a dinner exploring the solutions to an ageing society. Their visions were aligned - Lucy the psychologist specialising in mid/later life career development and Harris the tech wizard who makes everything happen.

We're a registered Community Interest Company (basically we're too small to be a charity!) As a non profit, we don't accept referral fees, advertising or sponsorship - nor do we sell your data.

There is too much fluff and opinion in this field. We'll never tell you to follow a passion or sell the myth of a 'dream' job. We do what we do with energy, humour and an intellectual rigour you will appreciate.

Give As You Learn

"100% of our fees support charities, small businesses and our own community"

A successful track record of helping people build better futures

Focused on needs as we change and get older

A dynamic community of over 2,500 members

Innovative opportunities  to enable longer working lives

OUR VALUES

Not for Profit

We are purpose driven. Any fees charged help our community, charities and small businesses.

Research Based

We care about evidence. If we can't back it up we don't share it - or we share with caveats.

Community

We are stronger together. Collectively, we have a louder voice to influence change

Meet the team

Harris Karim

Co Founder
Tech Lead.

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Anna Streule

Anna Streule

Co Founder
Editor and Comms

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Lucy Standing

Lucy Standing

Co Founder
Strategy and Partnerships

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Mike Mansfield

Mike Mansfield

Thought Leader
Program Director

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Alan Hayes

Alan Hayes

Psychologist
Career Coach

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Natalie Forkin

Natalie Forkin

Communications
Marketing Expert

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Advisory Board

We are a mission based not for profit full of incredible and passionate advisors!

Ian Tracey

Ian Tracey

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David Blackburn

David Blackburn

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Michael Easton

Micheal Easton

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Baroness Ros Altmann

Baroness Ros Altmann

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VOLUNTEER

Become a Brave Starter with us!

We are always looking for brave people who want to help people succeed in their life aspirations. If you can regularly commit a few hours a week, please send us an email to hello@bravestarts.com with your background (preferably LinkedIn) and why you would like to join our mission and team.