Riding the Roller Coaster: How to Avoid Burnout as a Founder

Jul 20, 2023, 5:30 – 9:00 PM

grow.inc LIS, 65 Avenida Almirante Reis, Lisboa, 1150-011

Date: July 20th Venue: grow.inc Join us at grow.inc on July 20th for an insightful and engaging event titled "Riding the Roller Coaster: How to Avoid Burnout as a Founder."

In-person event

About this event

As a founder, navigating the entrepreneurial journey can often feel like an exhilarating roller coaster ride, filled with ups, downs, and unexpected twists. However, it's crucial to prioritize your well-being and prevent burnout to maintain long-term success.

During this event, we will bring together experienced entrepreneurs, industry experts, and wellness professionals to share their insights and strategies for maintaining a healthy work-life balance, managing stress, and avoiding burnout in the demanding world of entrepreneurship.

About the venue: 

There’s no better way to network & relax than to meet in a rooftop place with views over Lisbon. grow.inc SPACES Lisbon is part of a thriving European co-working network. Whether you need a quiet space to get things done, a creative space for brainstorming, or a lounge to connect with others, grow.inc Spaces Lisbon workspaces are designed to inspire and support your growth in a dynamic ecosystem.

About the Speakers:

Carolina Amorim, Co-Founder & CEO at EmotAI

Carolina is the co-founder and CEO of EmotAI, a startup that aims to improve human performance through the use of neurotechnology. Before founding EmotAI, Carolina was a researcher in physiological computing with applications in product design. While in university, she leads a startup based on paper biosensors for detecting contaminants in water, which received the attention of UNICEF. Most recently, she was the Public Relations Coordinator for the non-profit organization, BEST, helping to foster education and networking for students of technology all across Europe. Carolina has earned an M.S in Biomedical Engineering from NOVA University of Lisbon, with a focus in medical imaging and signal processing.

Pedro Trincão Marques, Market Manager - Iberia at Worldcoin

Pedro is a self-starter engaging leader, who can coach and develop cross-functional teams by fostering innovation, a results-oriented environment and accountability.

Currently, he is leading the Portuguese and Spanish markets at Tools for Humanity, responsible for the whole Iberia region operations of the Worldcoin ecosystem.

In 2019 he founded Hug-a-Group is a mental health mobile app that connects people in online support groups, with the help of psychologists.

João Henrique Costa, Co-founder at Kindology

João studied Public Administration before embarking on a Marketing career. He has since worked at companies such as Red Bull, Holmes Place and founded a creativity studio. He joined Ogilvy & Mather Lisbon in the role of Strategic Planner with the portfolio he built while studying. His portfolio includes brands such as BP, Universal Music, Parmalat, Nestlé, Emirates Airlines, Sacoor or Huawei.

He created Aveiro Digital School, became Marketing Director for Ubiwhere, Fiamma, PLM, and is now the Global Head of Marketing for one of the strongest coffee brands in the world – Black Insomnia. In parallel, João is co-founder and CEO of Kindology, a brand with the ambition to become a global community in support of mental health.

Natalie Thomas - Director of Wellness at OncoPower | Meditation Coach | Corporate Mindfulness | Film Production

Natalie Thomas is a meditation teacher, corporate mindfulness coach, and the Director of Wellness at OncoPower, a digital health platform & app that streamlines oncology care for cancer patients and providers. She began using mindfulness techniques at a young age as a junior Olympic diver, and now, with her lifelong yoga, meditation and wellness practices, teaches others how to ease stress and find stillness in their day-to-day lives.

A qualified yoga/meditation teacher & coach, Natalie founded The Now With Nat and has received several training certifications from various int’l institutions around the world. With a range of clients from Microsoft, Upwork, Equifax, SaksWorks, to start-up companies, Natalie uses these tools & techniques to help others cultivate a lasting practice of self-care for inner development.

Natalie has also led retreats worldwide and launched a podcast called The Now With Nat.

Aside from wellness, Natalie has a background in entertainment, having worked for a major film studio in Los Angeles, and is now currently producing movies.

Henrique Braga - Director @ Antler | IESE MBA | ex-Kitch (acq by Glovo), Uber, McKinsey, Walmart

Henrique is an Investment Director for Antler in Portugal.

Previously at Kitch, a Lisbon-based food tech startup later acquired by Glovo, Henrique was part of the founding and leadership team, acting as the VP Operations, Expansion and Business Line.

Prior to that, Henrique worked for Uber in Portugal and Spain, and also for McKinsey & Company and Walmart in Brazil, where Henrique is originally from.

Henrique holds an MBA degree from IESE Business School in Barcelona and BSc in Economics from Unicamp in Brazil.


6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Doors open & Welcome Drink 👋 🍻

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Panel Discussion🎤💡

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Networking and Happy Hour 🤝 🥂

Check out what happened


  • Carolina Amorim


    Co-Founder & CEO

  • Pedro Trincão Marques


    Market Manager - Iberia

  • João Henrique Costa



  • Natalie Thomas

    The Now With Nat

    Director of Wellness at OncoPower | Meditation Coach | Corporate Mindfulness

  • Henrique Braga


    Investment Director



Thursday, July 20, 2023
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM UTC


  • João Nunes Rosado

    Startup Lisboa

    Chapter Director

  • Fernando Jardim

    351 & Tripr


  • Nuno Moreno

    Startup Portugal

    Community Builder & Ecosystem Booster

  • Gonçalo Costa


    Software Developer

  • Afonso Gonçalves


    Founder @ superttt.io

  • Aleks Leks


    Project Manager

  • Maddalena Lauzi


    Senior Investment Analysis @ Dealflow

  • Anna Esipova


    Channel Account Manager

  • Rafaela Sheen

    Transformation @ Fidelidade


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