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A Candid Conversation on Mental Health with Andy Dunn, Co-Founder of Bonobos
Wednesday, May 24, 2022, 12:15pm-1:15pm
Join us for a conversation with Andy Dunn (Weinberg '00), Founding CEO of Bonobos and Co-Founder/CEO of Pumpkin Pie, where Andy will discuss his entrepreneurial journey and managing his personal mental health. Andy’s new book, Burn Rate: Launching a Startup and Losing My Mind, details the high-highs and the low-lows of his journey with Bonobos, from its early beginnings in his Manhattan apartment to its eventual acquisition by Walmart. Through the lens of Andy’s experience with bipolar disorder, the book intimately explores the precarious balance of managing your mental health and leading a successful business.
In this session, we will have a candid conversation about entrepreneurship’s effect on mental health, the dark sides of hustling and success, and lessons learned from the edge. Lunch will be provided, and attendees will receive a copy of Burn Rate: Launching a Startup and Losing My Mind. This session is being produced in partnership with the Waldron Student-Alumni Connections Program at the Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences and the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies at the Feinberg School of Medicine.
How I Bought This with Andy Love of Aspect Investors
Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 12:15PM-1:15PM
The Zell Fellows Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA) track is hosting a series of discussions over the spring quarter we are calling How I Bought This, modeled after the popular podcast, How I Built This.
ETA track Fellow Matt Brugner will host Andy Love of Aspect Investors. Andy will share his experiences as a searcher, as a CEO in the behavioral health, and as an ETA investor. He will share thoughts on the evolution of traditional search through his 10 years of investing in search funds at Aspect Investors. Aspect has backed several Zell searchers in recent years, and we are excited to hear from Andy.
Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 6:00pm
VentureCat is Northwestern’s annual student startup competition and celebrates the University’s most promising student founders. The program culminates in a pitch competition in which more than $300,000 in non-dilutive prize money is distributed to student ventures. The program and non-dilutive prize money awarded to student ventures is made possible by generous sponsorship from the Levy Institute and Lanny and Sharon Martin.