For high school students in Silicon Valley, the suicide rate is four-to-five times the national average in the United States.
Technology is growing at a rapid pace and people are getting more and more access to that technology. However, behind the excitement for new gadgets and self-driving cars is a large subset of people who are trying to create the next big thing. Whether it’s a new social network or a startup that implements artificial intelligence into its platform, everyone is trying to get a piece of the pie. Can you blame them?
After all, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates both became billionaires without even completing college. If they can do it, there must be some hope for other entrepreneurs.
Here’s the thing: entrepreneurship is hard.
You’re faced with countless challenges during the entire process. You have to come up with an idea, then you have to develop that idea into a product people will like while simultaneously taking s**t from friends and family, then you have to market that product, and then you have to deal with trying to get people to actually buy your product. On top of that, if you’re in school, you have to make time for friends, schoolwork, and extracurriculars.
But it doesn’t have to.
Aside from the things mentioned above, running a startup is actually a really exciting journey. You get to build something that’s yours. You can meet new people, learn a lot of real-life lessons, and if you do it right it can lead to a better future; a future that allows you to travel the world, provide for your family and retire early. The problem is that mental health can stop you from reaching your full potential as an entrepreneur, and unfortunately, current media companies aren’t doing much to help entrepreneurs and small business owners with these problems.
That’s why I created
And to help new startup founders, we also have a Discover section dedicated solely to sharing the best up-and-coming startups. Whether you send one to us or we find them on our own, we publish everything we can to give entrepreneurs the exposure they need to grow their business.
So hang with us as we grow and tackle these problems together. Launching a startup shouldn’t have to be a headache, but when it is, we got your back.
To show your support during these early stages, all I ask is you help us get the word out. Whether it’s retweeting one of our tweets or sharing one of our articles on Facebook, every little bit counts.
Thanks for reading 👋