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: 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)