#BKchats: Let’s talk about startups and mental health

Startup Team Working

72% of entrepreneurs report being affected by mental health conditions, and a third of them claim to be affected by two or more issues. Those are the numbers published in a recent BetaKit op-ed on mental health by IPFS founder Chris Gory, explaining why entrepreneurs need to make mental health a priority.

This week is the Canadian Mental Health Association’s annual Mental Health Week, and with that we thought we’d extend the conversation into a few different forms. In reaching out for guests for a special edition of the CanCon podcast, we were overwhelmed by the number of entrepreneurs and players in the Canadian startup space eager to share their story – to join in on the conversation. So we decided upon a Twitter chat to open up the conversation to as many voices as possible.

Brought to you by BetaKit and IPFS, this #BKchats will be a little different. While the conversation will feature a group of special guest participants, all are encouraged to show up and share on this subject that affects so many of us (yes, including BetaKit). Come join us!

BKchats startups and mental health

#BKchats: Let’s talk about startups and mental health


Thursday, May 5th, 12:00PM-1:00PM EST



Special Guest Participants:

@IPFS_Chris – Chris Gory, founder at Insurance Portfolio Financial Services
@chakameh90 – Chakameh Shafii, co-founder and CEO, TranQool (@TranQool)
@JenLeighMoss – Jennifer Moss, co-founder at Plasticity Labs (@Plasticity)
@iammikevan – Mike Van, co-founder at Four Walls (@gofourwalls)
@chrissnoyer – Chris Snoyer, co-founder at Spiffy (@letsgetspiffy)
@alivey – Alison Gibbins, Director of Marketing at (@TWG)

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.

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