Making Social Issues Unignorable

You can’t solve a problem if you don’t know it exists. In our busy world, important local social issues can often go unnoticed. Not because people don’t care, but when we’re inundated by news from across the globe, it’s easy for issues in our own communities to become invisible and get ignored. Halifax, for instance, […]

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Anxiety: The Startup Community’s Dirty Little Secret

According to statistics, one in five Canadians experience some form of mental illness during their lifetime. But when it comes to entrepreneurs, the numbers are vastly different. According to Halifax-based The Mindset Project’s survey: 68.4% of entrepreneurs reported having experienced at least one period of anxiety, stress or depression lasting more than two weeks that […]

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I Killed My Startup… And Then Some Crazy S#!t Happened

[originally posted on katelynbourgoin.com] Want to know what it feels like to kill your business? You could describe it as a “rollercoaster.” But it’s not just any ol’ rollercoaster. It’s like the x-Scream rollercoaster at the Las Vegas Stratosphere. It’s a rollercoaster where you’re flung over the side of a 900ft building again and again and [...]
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