Jessica Carson

Innovation @ American Psychological Association
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Founder @ Wired This Way

Jessica is a devoted advocate for the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being of entrepreneurs. With a background in neuroscience, psychology, startups, venture capital, and mindfulness, her authentic voice empowers entrepreneurs to realize there’s nothing wrong with them — they’re just wired this way. Before entering the world of startups and venture capital, she worked as a Neuroscience & Psychology Research Fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and currently innovates new products for the American Psychological Association (APA). Jessica is the Founder of Wired This Way, a consultancy dedicated to entrepreneurial well-being, and is also a dedicated teacher of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. And a kitten mom!

Sessions

The Startup life and mental health

10/07/2019 09.20 - 09.25

AcceleratorFestGreen StagePresentation

Roundtable discussion

10/07/2019 09.30 - 10.10

AcceleratorFestGreen StageInteractive session

1. Accelerators as ecosystem builders
2. The Startup life and mental health
3. Working with large corporations

Creating an investment thesis that incorporates founder well-being

10/07/2019 11.25 - 11.55

VentureFestBlue StagePresentation

The best venture capitalists don’t just invest in companies — they invest in people. But strangely, this human-focus is missing from most firms’ investment theses. While many firms offer value-add services in the form of expert networks or operational support, very few support the mental, emotional, and physical health of their founders. The entrepreneurial ecosystem is facing...

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