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L-SPARK #UNPLUGGED | Hiking Edition

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King Mountain Trail

Sentier Mont King

Chelsea, QC J9B 1A3

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Last month, the Canadian Mental Health Association produced a report called Going It Alone: The Mental Health and Well-Being of Canada’s Entrepreneurs and the statistics within the report confirmed what we, unfortunately, already knew to be true: being an entrepreneur can be mentally taxing.

The study outlines a number of statistics that help illustrate the mental burden on entrepreneurs. Nearly half of the entrepreneurs interviewed in the study experienced low mood or felt mentally tired at least once a week, while three in five (62%) felt depressed at least once a week. Nearly one in two felt that mental health issues interfered with their ability to work.

One of the first ways we can change these statistics is by creating containers of openness around these challenges and share our stories to ensure that founders realize they are not alone in their struggles and work together to figure out how we can help each other out.

Experiencing failure and navigating complicated situations is something we all deal with but when you're an entrepreneur, those moments can be devastating. We're inviting a few incredible people from Ottawa to share those stories at the base of King Mountain before we embark on a hike up to the beautiful vista.

We'd love for you to join us on Friday, September 27th at 10AM.


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Karla Briones is a Mexican-Canadian serial entrepreneur with retail, food and beverage, and e-commerce businesses. In her newest venture, Karla Briones Consulting, she uses her 10-year business experience to coach new immigrants become successful entrepreneurs in their adopted country. She is in the process of creating a digital platform, New Canadian

Entrepreneur, that will house Canadian business environment education, resources and mentorship targeted to newcomers in the pre-arrival, settlement and integration stages. She hosts Immpreneur Canada, a podcast that interviews successful business people that talk about their journeys from immigrants to entrepreneurs.

Erin Blaskie is the Director of Marketing at L-SPARK. Erin joined L-SPARK with a fervor to tell the stories that matter in the startup and entrepreneurship space. Having spent fifteen years as a marketing consultant for large corporations and brand new startups, Erin has expertise in branding, product launches, content creation, social media and creating passive revenue streams.

Erin is also a TEDx speaker and a Google Certified Speaker and has been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc., Huffington Post and more. Erin is excited to be working alongside the L-SPARK team as well as the mentors and companies that call L-SPARK home.

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