Entrepreneurship & Mental Health

A 4-part Original series

Since 2006, Techstars has helped hundreds of startups succeed, both as businesses and as people. This original 4-part documentary series focuses on the most common mental health issues facing entrepreneurs, told through the stories of some remarkable people — and the mental health professionals who work with people in need.

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Brad’s Story

Highly driven and successful people often suffer from mental health problems, too. Brad Feld, Cofounder of Techstars and Managing Partner of Foundry Group, describes his experiences with depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder, and their impact on him personally as well as professionally, as an entrepreneur and an investor.

Andrea’s Story

Burnout is real — and it hurts many entrepreneurs and startups. Andrea Perdomo, founder and Techstars Network Catalyst for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, shares her experience with burnout while growing her company and her path to finding balance, "So you can continue being your authentic self without letting stress and burnout take over."

Matthew’s Story

Anxiety, panic attacks, and obsessive-compulsive disorder are difficult to live with, and not just for entrepreneurs. Matthew Helt, founder and a Techstars Senior Implementation Consultant of Ecosystem Development, shares his stories about living with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder while building a business and growing a family.

A Professional Perspective

What are the most common mental health problems that entrepreneurs suffer from — and what can startups and founders do? Mental health experts answer these crucial questions, and offer their ideas for how to prioritize mental wellness while also growing a business.

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