Depression and anxiety are real threats to startups. This accelerator is tackling them


Startup accelerators are traditionally tough places where long hours are worked and everyone is keen to show that they’re ‘killing it.’ With demo days looming, few people stop to consider the mental health implications of operating in the high-pressure tech world. Ignite, a UK-based accelerator, wanted teams under its wing to open up about the stresses and strains of startup life. So, it took its current Manchester cohort out to a remote countryside spot last week and got them to talk about how they were being affected as individuals. Program director George Bettany says the idea came from a session…

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from UK – The Next Web http://thenextweb.com/insider/2016/04/27/ignite-startup-accelerator-mental-health-retreat/

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