How to Scale with Compassion & Guts: Startup Grind feat. Aziz Kaddan (Myndlift)

Nov 15, 2023, 11:00 PM – Nov 16, 2023, 2:00 AM

New York City

The Yard: Herald Square, 106 West 32nd Street, New York, 10001

Join us on Wednesday, Nov 15 to hear what Aziz Kaddan has learned about persisting through challenges and building a multi-national startup who's main goal is to help people live better lives.

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About this event

Ever had barriers pop up during your entrepreneurial journey? Of course not -- we're all experts at this, right?

But seriously, though. The grind of establishing and growing a startup is real (hence our name). And no one knows that better than Aziz Kaddan, a young “startup-ist” and the Co-founder & CEO at Myndlift. A few years ago he started the company with the vision of offering better, holistic, and digital mental health, while empowering clinicians worldwide.

And he did this at age 21. In Israel. Then moved the company to the United States.

If this sounds easy... it's not.

Nevertheless, Aziz persisted and leveraged emerging wearable technology to bring neurofeedback from clinical settings to the comfort of homes, leading to the growth of Myndlift.

And you'll love how he did it, from talking his way into major industry conferences and convincing the organizers to invest in his company, to creating fun videos that highlighted his candidacy for top-tier accelerators.

He's a guy who knows what makes people tick, and he's going to share his secrets with YOU.

Join us on Wednesday, Nov 15 and hear what Aziz has learned about finding the right support system to keep his laser focus, as well as the benefits of helping others to inspire the overall community.

Tickets for this event are $10 and include food and drinks (yes, the boozy kind), as well as exclusive access to this upstart of a founder who's experienced scalable growth in multiple countries.

We'll be meeting LIVE AND IN-PERSON at The Yard, a coworking space at the intersection of innovation, creativity, design, & play -- with locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Philly, and DC -- with a variety of shared and private workspace options. If you are interested in learning more or scheduling a visit, you can do so here.


Below are actionable takeaways from our conversation with Aziz on November 15.

  1. Prioritize Mental Well-being: Emphasize the importance of mental health in entrepreneurship, recognizing its impact on decision-making and overall performance.
  2. Invest in Brain Health: Consider incorporating brain training exercises or activities into your routine to enhance cognitive function and memory.
  3. Physical Exercise Matters: Engage in regular aerobic exercise and weightlifting to boost memory, attention span, and executive function.
  4. Adopt a Balanced Diet: Opt for whole grains, antioxidants, and low-glycemic index foods to sustain energy levels and support cognitive function throughout the day.
  5. Practice Intermittent Fasting: Explore intermittent fasting as a dietary strategy to stabilize energy levels and improve metabolic health.
  6. Optimize Sleep: Implement strategies to improve sleep quality, such as establishing a consistent wake-up time, minimizing exposure to screens before bed, and practicing morning writing exercises.
  7. Network with Purpose: Attend events selectively, focusing on opportunities to connect with specific individuals who can offer mentorship or valuable insights.
  8. Embrace Diversity and Compassion: Navigate challenging situations with empathy and understanding, particularly in diverse work environments where differing perspectives may arise.
  9. Seek Personal Growth: Continuously seek opportunities for personal growth and self-reflection, recognizing that adversity can be a catalyst for learning and development.
  10. Stay Resilient: Cultivate resilience in the face of adversity, understanding that setbacks are inevitable but can ultimately fuel growth and innovation.

Check out what happened


  • Aziz Kaddan


    Co-founder and CEO


  • Joshua Ness


    Emerging Technology Director




November 15 – 16, 2023
11:00 PM – 2:00 AM UTC


Networking with food and drinks
Conversation with Aziz Kaddan
Community shoutouts
More networking


  • Joshua Ness


    Director, Startup Grind NYC

  • Tova Feldheim



  • Alex Koshykov


    Events Team

  • Jenny Sumeragi

    CEO & Founder, JS Global Investment

  • Arjun Mehta

    Off Campus Ai


  • Ami Berger

    Startup Grind

    VP of Happy Hours

  • Valencia Tong

    Columbia Venture Community

    Global Board Member and Marketing Lead

  • Adrian Plesca



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Dell Technologies


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The Yard

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