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Supporting Founder Mental Health

Hosted by LTSE, Shai Goldman & Olivia O'Sullivan
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New York, New York
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About Event

Join us for an intimate founder dinner to discuss an important topic that is often overlooked in the startup world - mental health for founders. Space is limited and registration is subject to approval, so be sure to reserve your spot ASAP!

This event will be hosted in SoHo. Exact location will be revealed once your registration is approved.

This dinner is a safe and confidential space where we can share our experiences, learn from each other, and explore best practices for supporting founder mental health and that of our teams.

We'll hear from founders about their personal experiences with mental health, and explore strategies for having open and honest conversations about this important topic with employees, investors, mentors, and fellow founders.

From the investor and former founder perspective, Forum Ventures will providing insights, sharing stories, and chatting through how they think about supporting founder mental health within their own portfolio.

This is a great opportunity to connect with other founders who share your values and priorities, and to gain valuable insights that can help you lead with greater resilience, empathy, and clarity.

Featured Guests

Jonah Midanik, Partner & COO at Forum Ventures

Jonah has spent the last twenty years at the intersection of marketing and technology as a serial entrepreneur in Canada. He has experienced several different lenses on the founder's journey from bootstrapping his own startup, to launching new corporate divisions, and raising 8 figures of venture capital.

At Forum, in supporting hundreds of founders’ growth, Jonah has carved out a niche in the market of teaching founders how to build and deliver pitch decks proven to raise capital.

Olivia O'Sullivan, Head of Platform at Forum Ventures

With a diverse background in strategy, marketing, and business development, Olivia has spent the last decade building zero-to-one across both enterprise companies and startups. As the Head of Platform at Forum, she leads a fierce team focused on sourcing, operations, and post-investment portfolio support. In addition to Forum, Olivia is an active angel-investor, mentor, and ultra-marathoner.

Natalie Riso, Partnerships at LTSE

Natalie leads partnerships at LTSE, where she leverages relationships with top VCs, accelerators, banks, and law firms for the betterment of early-stage founders. Outside of LTSE, she's also an active mentor at LOI Labs and a16z's TxO program. Prior to joining LTSE, Natalie led global partnerships and content marketing at 500 Global, one of the most active early-stage VC firms globally. 

For the past 8 years, she's been cultivating an audience of over 400K and hosting events on underrepresented founders, founder mental health, and social impact.