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Why is the next generation so anxious? Here's how young founders can avoid burn-out

Opinion

Why is the next generation so anxious? Here's how young founders can avoid burn-out

There may be good reason to be concerned about our young entrepreneurs. Millennials and Generation Z have been labelled generation burn-out, generation snowflake and described as narcissistic, entitled, tech-dependent and fragile. They’re also oversaturated with headlines about the raft of issues like climate change they have to tackle, plus concerns about the impact of technology and social media on their mental health. Jennifer Young explores possible reasons why the younger generation is so anxious, as well as what young founders can do to avoid burn-out.

NZ Startup Bootcamp + Idealog

NZ Startup Bootcamp, formerly known as Innes 48, is taking place this weekend and is a place where entrepreneurs gather, validate their ideas and see if they make it through to pitching their business in front of the crowd. We caught up with the MC for the event, who’s a founder of two companies, a leadership coach and a general lightening rod of a human: Sacha Coburn. She shares some of her top tips for entrepreneurs to get an idea to market successfully, based off her many years’ experience in business.

Opinion

Co-founder splits are seldom discussed, but happen more often than you'd think. Flux Accelerator partner Barnaby Marshall shares what he's learnt from his experiences managing a start-up portfolio and provide some insights into how to prepare for the worst (while still expecting the best).

Reality check

Entrepreneurship is well known for having a culture of grinding towards success, with workaholics like Elon Musk and Tim Cook held up as successful modern-day superheroes. However, this same culture has given way to serious concerns around founder mental health, both here and further abroad. BizDojo co-founder Nick Shewring opens up about his experience with anxiety and depression, and shares some of the insights the company has gleaned into New Zealand founder mental health through its research.