What’s it like to drive this perilous road when you have kids in the back seat? Barton McGuire explores the unique challenges and benefits of founding entrepreneurial ventures whilst parenting children.
Mental Health & Well-Being
Founders are twice as likely to struggle with depression and 3x to 10x more likely to experience other disorders—most commonly ADHD, substance abuse, and bipolar disorder—than the general population. Despite the sobering statistics, unhealthy behaviors—bragging about working 24/7, doing everything yourself, skipping sleep, and sacrificing a personal life—persist in startup culture.
In a series of interviews with entrepreneurs, we delve into the emotional side of the challenges that founders and early teams face. Learn how others dealt with intense pressure, public failure, social isolation, burn out, and even serious clinical depression. Hear practical tactics for building resilience during normal periods of intense pressure. Discover how to recognize signs that you or a colleague may need help. Learn how to apply to simple techniques to enhance your well-being and create a healthy company culture.
5 Tricks To Starting a Venture with Your Partner
Should you do a start-up with your spouse or best friend? What can you do to avoid ruining both your company and your relationship? Prerna Arya grapples with these questions.
Strategies for Optimizing Wellness & Productivity
What can leaders can do to support employees' personal wellness without sacrificing productivity? Learn practical behaviors you can implement immediately—and ones to avoid—to create a genuine culture of well-being.
Entrepreneurs, Stress & Depression
Two entrepreneurs share their experiences with varying levels of stress and depression as twenty-somethings at early-stage startups.
Entrepreneurs and Depression—Ways to Help Yourself or a Colleague Who Is Struggling
Entrepreneur, investor, and advisor, Andrew Dubowec's professional and personal experience make him uniquely positioned to discuss mental health in the startup community. In a dialogue with Shikhar Ghosh, he shares tips on how to help protect your mental health or help a colleague who's struggling.