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

Apr 29, 2021, 8:00 – 10:00 PM

HEY YOU ENTREPRENEURS! WE'RE NOT CRAZY but 72% of us suffer from one or more mental health issues and we're 50% more likely to have mental health issues compared to the general population. National mental health statistics are troubling and 2020/2021 have only made them worse. Statistics for entrepreneurs and management teams are downright terrifying. Check out the event page to learn more!

Virtual event

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.

Check out what happened

Speaker

  • Michael Freeman, MD

    Econa

    Founder | CEO

When

When

Thursday, April 29, 2021
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM UTC

Agenda

8:00 PMMake Friends over Virtual Coctails
8:15 PMFirside and Workshop with Michael
9:30 PMWhat did you learn? Who did you meet? What do you need? How can we help?

Organizers

  • Chris Haug

    360 Venture Management Group

    Chapter Director

  • Patrick Rockhill

    Doyle-Logan Systems

    Community Logistics and Data Analytics

  • Nichole Kelly

    CEI, True North Growth Labs

  • Tariq Najee-ullah

    Patent Insider

    Principal

  • Mel Litter

    Elemental Impact Solutions

    CEO, Elemental Consulting

  • Jason Mantzouranis

    Cachet Mode LLC

    COO, Project/Program Manager

  • Connor Boundy

    Atlantis Capital

    Executive Producer-Web 3 Series

  • Luke Pillarella

    Atlantis Capital, LLC

    Executive Producer - Web 3 Series

  • Sean Sutherland

    Kapowza

    Chapter Co-Director

Global sponsor

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Dell Technologies

Partners

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360 Venture Management Group

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MCE

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Maryland Business Innovation Association

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Founder Institute

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Quantum Sight

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Web Answer Media

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Ortus Academy

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Kapowza

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Team Business, LLC

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CONNECTpreneur

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Pitch Creator

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Treble

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