Saving Our Sanity: Michael Freeman MD. Serial Entrepreneur & Founder, CEO of Econa

Columbia MD
Thu, Apr 29, 2021, 4:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

We feel our mental health and wellness are so important that we are hosting Mental Health and Wellness month in partnership with our Baltimore and Frederick chapters plus many Startup Grind chapters around the world to bring awareness to the issues and help de-stigmatize mental health in an effort to improve the lives of our fellow entrepreneurs, founders, co-founders, and team members.

HEY ENTREPRENEURS! WE'RE NOT CRAZY!

BUT, it's time to confront and address our individual and collective mental health. Did you know that 72% of us suffer from one or more mental health issues and we're 50% more likely to report having mental health issues compared to the general population?

Starting a business comes with many unique challenges. With 90% of start-ups failing within the first year, the pressure is on for entrepreneurs to produce results in the face of almost imminent failure. National mental health statistics are troubling and 2020/2021 have only made them worse. 

We're thrilled to host Dr. Michael Freeman, the pre-eminent international expert, and leader of the research and treatment of mental health and wellness issues faced by entrepreneurs. Michael is the Founder and CEO of Econa, which offers evidence-based workshops and peer support groups, co-creates programs with founder communities globally, and supports academic research on entrepreneur-centric mental wellness solutions. Their groundbreaking researchers, clinician-entrepreneurs, facilitators, founders, investors, and operators help entrepreneurs optimize their life and business outcomes.

According to Michael and Econa, the statistics for entrepreneurs, founders, co-founders, and management teams of startups, early-stage, and high growth companies are downright terrifying

  • 3X more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, stress, and fear
  • 6X more likely to suffer from ADHD
  • 3X more likely to suffer from substance abuse
  • 10X more likely to suffer from bipolar disorder
  • 2X more likely to have psychiatric hospitalization
  • 2X more likely to have suicidal thoughts

Now more than ever, we need to provide ourselves, our company's, our co-workers, and our communities with the help and assistance that will help identify the issues, demystify the stigmas, and provide tools, techniques, and access to resources we need to more effectively deal with our mental health and well-being.

We feel our mental health and wellness are so important that we are hosting this event in partnership with our Baltimore and Frederick chapters plus many Startup Grind chapters around the world to bring awareness to the issues and help de-stigmatize mental health in an effort to improve the lives of our fellow entrepreneurs, founders, co-founders, and team members.

So, what's in it for you?

  • Recognition that you are not crazy and similar to other entrepreneurs.
  • We all suffer from negative mental health issues.
  • Learn multiple ways that you can better manage and control your mental health and that of your team.
  • Tools, techniques, and exercises that you can implement immediately.
  • Learn how to be happier and more productive.

Speaker

When

Thursday, Apr 29
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)

Brought to you by

  • Chris Haug

    Chris Haug

    360 Venture Management Group

    Chapter Director

    View Profile
  • Sean Sutherland

    Sean Sutherland

    Kapowza

    Chapter Co-Director

    View Profile
  • Patrick Rockhill

    Patrick Rockhill

    Doyle-Logan Systems

    Community Logistics and Data Analytics

    View Profile
  • Lara Azzam

    Lara Azzam

    Team Business, LLC

    Community Manager

    View Profile
  • Jason Mantzouranis

    Jason Mantzouranis

    Cachet Mode LLC

    COO, Project/Program Manager

    View Profile
  • Tariq Najee-ullah

    Tariq Najee-ullah

    Patent Insider

    Principal

    View Profile

Local sponsors

Partners