The Roller Coaster of Entrepreneurship #MentalHealth

July 18, 2018 at 11:30 PM UTC – July 19, 2018 at 1:30 AM UTC

Individually and as teams, we constantly experience the ups and downs and oftentimes don't know what is waiting around the corner that can be stressful and cause anxiety. As entrepreneurs, we are proud of the strength we display. We're not expected to demonstrate weakness. This is a peer discussion initiated by a mental health professional. Think of this as a tune-up! (click for more details)

In-person event

About this event

On our journies as entrepreneurs, we encounter ups and downs not always knowing what to do or when to expect big wins or big setbacks. Our first drop is the only time we know what to expect, then we freefall, we bank, we corkscrew, we catapult - expecting the guide wheels to keep us on track. Our peers and our loved ones can be the difference between succeeding, continuing, or falling off the tracks. 

This discussion is designed to help all of us recognize and learn what we can do to be more aware individually, as friends, and as teams. This isn't intended to be a sharing of your personal grievances and experiences, but a time to better understand what we can do individually and for each other's mental health.

Here is what you can expect in the evening:

  • Peer gathering
  • Confidential conversations
  • Open heart-felt (transparency)
  • Strengthening bonds in our community


  1. Practical hands-on exercise
  2. Guided peer discussion
  3. Self-lead breakout conversations

Every month we invite you to better understand and to embrace Startup Grind’s Values:

Give First (before you ask)

Make Friends (not just contacts)

Help Others (before you help yourself)

And to broadcast Startup Grind’s Mission:

To Educate, Inspire, and Connect Entrepreneurs

Our global community of 300+ chapters in 110 countries worldwide is here for you. Let us know... How may we best assist you? (I.e. - Can we help facilitate warm introductions to businesses, mentors, and/or investors to grow your startup here or elsewhere?)

Ways You Can Participate this Month:

Ride The Wave! - Every month we invite local “Entrepreneur Partners” (Funded Startup, Growth & Enterprise Business Leaders) within our local ecosystem to kick off the event. Use this opportunity to get specific answers to your idea or product. Our community also enjoys hearing about your accomplishments, values or needs. Entrepreneur Partners are invited to exhibit products and/or services before our signature Fireside Chat or Peer Discussion. This opportunity is available for a limited number of businesses, Apply Today!

Listen & Ask - Are you a member of our local entrepreneurial ecosystem? We encourage you to come to meet, learn from and have the chance to talk about the rollercoaster of entrepreneurship in our guided peer discussion.

Share Your Solutions - Startup Grind Houston's monthly events are an effective and valuable opportunity to share your brand and message with our local entrepreneurial community. Startup Grind’s events regularly attract many influential Founders, Professionals, and Investors. We have several options available, starting at only $250. (Connect Here)

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Check out what happened


  • Peer Discussion




July 18 – 19, 2018
11:30 PM – 1:30 AM UTC


11:30 PMNetworking and Food
12:30 AMFireside Chat
1:30 AMNetworking


  • Michele Price

    Breakthrough Business Strategies

    Houston's Chapter Director

  • James Phelan

    Village Insights

    Partnership Director