The Inaugural Blacks in Technology Conference, instantly tagged as BITCON2018, is a 3-day interactive platform for professionals, entrepreneurs, influencers, subject matter experts, students, and thought leaders who share a common goal... increasing the visibility and representation of black men and women in the tech industry.  As we seek to further our mission of establishing a practice of world class excellence, BIT has crafted a stimulating and engaging program that intertwines and encompasses the Twin Cities educational, business, political and tech communities. Utilizing forums such as tech exhibits, career fairs, pitch competitions, networking parties, city innovation tours, lightning talks, and panel discussions, BIT invites you to redefine your career in tech…
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Friday, October 12 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Manage Your Mental Health as a Founder in Tech

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Are you an entrepreneur and feel like you're going crazy?

Entrepreneurship is lonely and filled with highs and lows. While busy building an empire, one may be destroying their mind.

In this talk, two founders, with mental health disorders, will share how they used their mental health conditions as business inspiration and how they manage day in and day out.

Learner's Objectives:
-What to expect when launching a startup, while also managing a mental health condition
-How to manage your emotional health when the going gets tough, REALLY tough
-What’s going on in mental health and wellness technology

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Aneela Idnani

Cofounder & Marketing/Design Lead, HabitAware
Aneela Idnani is Cofounder & Marketing/Design Lead at HabitAware. HabitAware is a Minneapolis-based mental health tech startup and 2018 TIME Magazine Best Invention. HabitAware's flagship product, Keen, is a smart bracelet designed to help people overcome body focused repetitive behaviors (BFRB). Having grown up with hair pulling disorder (also known as tricho... Read More →

Friday October 12, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm CDT
Intercontinental Hotel - Governors Room 1 11 E Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN, USA