What impact are lean startups having on our mental health, and what can we change to perform at our best?
The journey of starting up and scaling up can be a real rollercoaster ride. We now know that 9 out of 10 entrepreneurs are struggling and mental wellbeing is at an unprecedented low. It's tough to perform at our best with this kind of pressure, so with this event we'll be exploring what stress means as a founder, and how we can take back control to perform at our best.
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6pm: Wind down from your day with pizza and drinks
6:30pm: An introduction to Lean Startup Night London and tonights speaker: Christina Richardson from WeAre3Sixty
We will hear from Christina how mental health differs between founders and employees, between startups and established businesses. We will also discuss in small groups how we can maintain our best selves under the particular pressures of lean startup life.
7:45pm: Networking and drinks: Canvas breakdowns, let Davide or Mark know if you have a Lean Startup related question with your business.
ABOUT our speaker CHRISTINA RICHARDSON
Serial tech-entrepreneur Christina has spent the last decade founding her own startups and helping others do the same. She is an Entrepreneurship Teaching Fellow at UCL and her latest venture, weare3Sixty fuels founders to thrive not just survive on the startup rollercoaster. With training and coaching that helps entrepreneurs be their best, most high-performing selves they're creating new era of human-centric support in the startup ecosystem.
Prior to this, she co-founded two technology start-ups herself so knows first-hand what it is like to launch and grow a new business. Her first technology business launched in 2012 and was acquired by Enterprise Nation in 2015; her second was a Cannes Lions Innovation award winner and used by brands like Samsung, Vodafone and Expedia.
Lean Startup Ambassadors for London:
DAVIDE TURI, Founding Partner at Studio Zao
Davide helps individuals and organisations to be more entrepreneurial by organising open innovation programs at Studio Zao. He is also resident business coach at Imperial College London, Entrepreneur in Residence at the Bradfield Centre in Cambridge and has been a successful entrepreneur himself (one exit).
MARK ELLIOTT, Business Coach and Lean Business Builder
Mark is a Business Coach and teaches on and off curriculum at Goldsmiths and SOAS. He has formally built tech empires and wasted a lot of his own and other peoples money.
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