Brain Crawl returns to Founded in FoCo in 2022, featuring:
A special thanks to Chrysta Bairre and Ben Clark for their help in coordinating this track.
In 2020, Fort Collins Startup Week added Brain Crawl designed to bring business leaders together to focus on the topic of mental health. We are motivated to end the stigma around mental health and brain conditions and to promote the benefits of neurodiversity in the business community. Entrepreneurs are 50% more likely to experience mental health challenges than others in the workplace and this is a significant piece of data that we believe needs to be addressed.
The Brain Crawl features short, on-the-hour presentations from selected business executives who share a bit of their personal experience and background while illustrating the need for improved communication around mental health. Audience members hear different perspectives and challenges that these individuals have worked through; the goal is to offer a sense of community, connection, and inclusivity that foster a new comfort level when it comes to addressing one’s needs to live a healthy life, both personally and professionally.
Table sponsors offering resources, information, and promotions are available to help foster mental health improvement. Guests can speak directly to different types of service providers and business owners who are offering ways to assist in the journey of mental health improvement in our community.
Join us for this very special event that has been immensely successful in both the Denver and Boulder Startup Week curricula! It’s a turning point in our lineup and our society; please be part of this shift.
A special thanks to FCSW Team Members Ariana Friedlander, Dawn Duncan, and Alison Proffit for facilitating this event.