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of entrepreneurs are directly or indirectly affected by mental health issues
We strive to create an environment where entrepreneurs thrive and succeed together. We are united together in the mental health challenges we face as entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders.
582 million people, almost 8% of the global population, have devoted their lives to entrepreneurship. Given the extraordinary impact entrepreneurs have on our world economy, it’s critically important they operate in a state of optimum emotional and relational health.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
We are building a community that fosters dialogue around mental health and sharing strategies that every entrepreneur should employ to optimize their mental health.
Learn tangible steps to mitigate the damage caused by founder burnout and other mental health challenges.
InspireWELLNESS Café Night will explore the 4 strategies entrepreneurs can adapt to optimize their mental health and overcome entrepreneur wellness challenges, together. Featuring advice and forward-looking ideas from successful entrepreneurs and thought-leaders.
NETWORK + DEMO TABLES | LOUNGE
Doors open, guests are invited to network and visit wellness-focused demo tables | Light fare, water and soft drinks complimentary throughout the night. Cash bar available.
OPENING REMARKS | ASSEMBLY
Opening remarks from Venture Café New England
KEYNOTE SPEAKER + FIRESIDE CHAT | ASSEMBLY
An Entrepreneur's Wellness Journey, Overcoming Mental Health Challenges During Life Transitions and Building A Wellness Business
Tara Atwood, Venture Café New England, Wellness Entrepreneur, and Meditation Practitioner / Sound Therapist
Learn about the path to Mental Health Wellbeing with Lynda Cormier, Founder of GIA Wellness. She will walk us through her wellness journey, overcoming mental health challenges during life transitions and building a business based on self-care, wellness, and mental health.
ENTREPRENEUR WELLNESS PANEL | ASSEMBLY
4 Strategies Every Entrepreneur Should Employ
To Optimize Their Mental Health
Tara Atwood, Venture Café New England, Wellness Entrepreneur and Meditation Practitioner / Sound Therapist
Lynda Cormier, Founder of GIA Wellness, Entrepreneur and Professional Speaker
Pilar Tucker, Ph.D. Clinical Doctoral Candidate, Founder of Empower Our Crown, Mental Health Practitioner.
Michelle Wax, Founder of American Happiness, 3x Entrepreneur, Author + Documentarian
Jay Weeks, Co-Founder of Organic Bath Co., Partner of WELL Summit, Wellness Entrepreneur
Tatyana Souza, Ph.D., Immunology, Founder of Coolidge Yoga, Wellness Entrepreneur
We will explore the 4 strategies entrepreneurs can adapt to optimize their mental health and overcome entrepreneur wellness challenges, together. Featuring advice and forward-looking ideas from successful entrepreneurs and though-leaders.
AUDIENCE Q&A, RAFFLES and CLOSING | ASSEMBLY
We'll open up the floor to ask a few questions to our panel, give away RAFFLE items from our speakers and table demo-ers, and we'll close with upcoming programs being offered.
SPONSOR INTRODUCTION | ASSEMBLY
Thank You To Our Sponsor: GIA Wellness
FINAL NETWORKING + DEMO TABLES | LOUNGE
Visit demo tables, engage with the speakers and enjoy light treats to end the evening!
*Light fare, water and soft drinks complimentary
throughout the night. Cash bar available.
Café Nights are a free quarterly themed event put on by Venture Cafè New England at District Hall. The series focuses on topics of interest for the entrepreneurship and innovation community.
This quarter we focus on Mental Health and Wellness through our InspireWELLNESS topic. We further facilitate conversation on this topic through intimate programs. Please click the link below for upcoming programs related to InspireWELLNESS.
Silver Line to Courthouse Station
South Station Train Terminal
option to take bus Silver Line to Courthouse Station or walk 15 minutes from South Station
From I-93N: Take exit 20 from I-93 N/US-1
From I-90E: Take exit 25 from I-90 E/Massachusetts Turnpike
Parking: Parking Garages are available at a cost. Street parking limited.
Support local entrepreneurs and visit their wellness-inspired demo tables and learn about how their
products and services can help you!