Welcome to West Slope Startup Week! We’re celebrating our 5th year and gathering in Durango, CO, August 21–25, 2023.

Every session, meetup, workshop, lecture, discussion, and celebration is in-person, radically inclusive, and totally FREE!
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Thursday, August 24 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Beating Burnout in Startupville

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Entrepreneurship is a demanding journey that can take a toll on even the most determined founders. Many factors drive entrepreneurs to overwork, including the daunting statistic that startups have a 90% failure rate. While founder burnout causes just 5% of startup failures, 63% of business owners reported that they’ve dealt with or are currently dealing with burnout. That statistic gets worse when companies grow: 70% of the C-Suite considers quitting to search for a job that responded to their mental health and well-being, according to Forbes. It's not just a US thing either, global burnout rose to 40% in the first quarter of 2023 (also according to Forbes). 

This session is a practical roadmap to preventing and navigating burnout with values-centered processes to achieve key benchmarks, minimize stress, and act from generosity rather than fear of failure.

You will also learn a simple framework to help your body process stress as it arrives to avoid the chronic stress that often afflicts startup founders and teams.

By implementing these strategies together, you can increase the lifespan of your startup so that you and the company you're building can thrive.

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Lauren Czaplicki, PhD

Founder, Fungal Solutions
Dr. Lauren Czaplicki is the fun-gal behind the company Fungal Solutions: part think tank, part consultancy, part education firm, all centering on mycoremediation. She holds a doctorate from Duke University with work focusing on sustainable soil mycoremediation. Mycoremediation is... Read More →

Thursday August 24, 2023 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Strater Hotel - Oak Room