Balance: Startup Wellness // Health Tech Startups

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Startups Magazine, in collaboration with One HealthTech Bristol, invites you to an evening of talks and workshops designed to raise awareness and create a network of support for founder wellbeing, while shining a light on healthtech startups setting out to heal and help others.

Working for a startup can be all-consuming, often you are essential to the daily running of the business and without you everything comes to a standstill. This can mean that mental health ends up taking a backseat and is not considered a priority.

As part of our mission to help startups on their entrepreneurial journeys, this event will be launching our May/June issue which is dedicated to both healthtech startups, and features examining startup wellbeing and offering practical tips and advice.

We invite you to an evening of talks and a workshop to learn more about the latest healthtech innovations and to raise awareness about the importance of looking after your mental, emotional and physical health as a startup.

Join us for an evening of:
  • Inspiring talks
  • Panel discussions
  • Q&A
  • Business plan mentoring
  • Resilience workshop
  • Fizz, nibbles & relaxed networking
  • Free copy of Startups Magazine

Doors open at 6pm for relaxed networking with fizz and nibbles, with a prompt start at 6.30pm

With special thanks to our sponsors SETsquared Bristol!


Warm welcome from Startups Magazine

An introduction to Setsquared Bristol: Monika Radclyffe, Centre Director, Setsquared Bristol

Monika is the Director of the SETsquared Bristol Business Incubation Centre, where she manages the Centre’s strategy and delivery of incubation activity to 80+ technology ventures.

Opening talk: Christina Richardson, Co-Founder & Chief Firestarter, weare3Sixty

Christina Richardson, Weare3Sixty

Serial entrepreneur Christina has spent the last decade founding her own startups and helping others do the same. Her latest venture, weare3Sixty fuels founders to thrive, not just survive on the startup rollercoaster. With training and coaching that helps entrepreneurs be their best, most high-performing selves they're creating new era of human-centric support in the startup eco-system.

Healthtech panel talk: moderated by Sally Powell, OneHealth Tech Bristol

Sally Powell is Hub Lead for One HealthTech Bristol; and a Freelance Marketing and Communications Consultant and Content Creator for all things Tech and Healthtech. Her background is in engineering and journalism, and she has multi-sector experience, most recently in electronics design software. She’s passionate about healthtech, how Bristol and the South West are going places, and wild swimming.

Panelists include:

James is CEO of Hospify, a compliant and secure mobile chat platform designed specifically for use in UK & EU healthcare which he co-founded with two doctors. In a former life he was a technology journalist, starting out at Wired magazine and going on cover the digital revolution for a wide range of publications. This led him on to product manage various projects at the interface of media and technology: a cross-platform interaction social media drama for the BBC; a climate change wiki; a range of online tools for the Telegraph Media Group; and an SAAS video marketing platform called Videojuicer. James has also published several novels inspired by the collision of culture and technology.

Nicky Hemmings is Lead Psychologist at BioBeats, responsible for ensuring that the science powering the preventative health technology is grounded in a responsible, ethical and research-based approach.

Prior to joining BioBeats, Nicky held a similar position as Lead Psychologist in a European based digital health startup. Previous to that Nicky brought a mix of research and practical approach in HR and Organizational Science at Aimia and Ocado Technology as well as taking on several consulting and advisory roles across the employee lifecycle.

With Nicky's background in startups, technology and psychology, she has the perfect combination of expertise as BioBeats’ Lead Psychologist. Nicky flies the flag for ethical and evidence-based practice as well as increasing awareness of mental health in the workplace.

Xavier Louis, CEO Peak. Peak builds engaging, self-served and evidence-based Digital Therapeutics which are used in prevention, detection and treatment of various mental health issues. Their main product is the award-winning 'Peak brain training' application which has helped more than 50m users in the world keep their brain active in a fun way. They recently launched their new digital health application 'Rise' that help people sleep better using the widest selection of evidence-based sleep technics provided by true experts in their field.

Ally is the founder of Juno an on-demand employee wellbeing platform. Ally’s mission is to tackle mental and physical wellbeing at work by giving employees choice and flexibility.

Fireside chat with Dannielle Haig, Business Psychologist & Director, DH Coaching & Consulting

Dannielle Haig

Dannielle Haig is an international Business Coach and Business Psychologist who works across a variety of industries, from Finance and Banking to Law, Tech, Media, Construction, Recruitment, Beauty, Fitness and beyond. Dannielle’s academic background specialised in personality traits, which are found amongst leaders, executives, CEOs and politicians and therefore spent a large amount of time investigating their behaviour and thought processes. This experience allowed Dannielle to hone her understanding of executives and confidently work with them to achieve their potential or clear individual hurdles.

As a Business Coach, Danni employs her extensive background in Business Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Coaching to provide an exceptional service to her clients. Each client is provided with a unique and bespoke coaching experience, which is wholly tailored to them based upon their individual needs and requirements.

Dannielle’s success has come from her evidence-based-practice, which is practical in application and therefore approachable, understanding and realistic. Danni is also a public speaker who has been hosted globally to discuss Mental Strength and Resilience in the workplace.

Business plan workshop with Kevin Smith, AWS Consultancy

Kevin R Smith is an international business and finance consultant with over 35 years’ experience in the financial services sector. During that time he has worked in over 40 countries for banks, governments, and a wide variety of corporates, including working with many startups and early stage businesses. In more recent years he has become increasingly involved in the Fintech sector. He is both a general Mentor and a Fintech Mentor at the NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator.

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& more to be announced!

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