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Hi all, we're recording a very special edition podcast on startups and mental health tomorrow as part of CMHA Mental Health Week next week. We have one spot still left open and are looking for a founder willing to speak about the internal struggle that can accompany and burden building a business, as well as the needs of all founders to look after the mental needs of their employees.

This is a topic close to my heart (and head). Hit me with a message if you can be downtown Toronto tomorrow afternoon as part of a dope pod crew.
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Ryan Shupaki'm in - cofounder of Jiffy

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Mudit Singh RawatIf you still need someone, I'll be happy to contribute. This has been something I've been thinking about a lot lately.

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Douglas SoltysOh this is amazing guys!

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Douglas SoltysMudit Singh Rawat I'll send you an email to see if time works. Ryan Shupak hit me with your email and I'll do the same.

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Douglas SoltysIf anyone else is interested in participating in this stuff, please reach out. We're also looking to do a Twitter chat next Thursday. would be great to have a lot of voices involved.

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Janelle HindsI work at CAMH, and have founded a startup in the past. Would love to take part in this

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Rob KenediSo important!! A must listen when it's baked.

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Elena BeveridgeI'm on the young professionals board with CAMH and have my own experience with this as a budding entrepreneur. Happy to help you however I can.

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Douglas SoltysHi everyone, totally overwhelmed by the number of public and private messages being sent my way with offers to participate and share personal stories. This is great. I think we're good for tomorrow's podcast recording, but I'm going to reach out to everyone individually to see if there's more that we can do. This isn't just a one-off for us.

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Chakameh ShafiiThis is so wonderful Douglas Soltys, startups are clearly concerned about mental health and wanna talk about it :)!

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What do you guys think is a fair amount to pay per hour to have access to a meeting room or boardroom in somebody else’s office (during office hours)?

Update: we are now looking for a sublet, our own place, or joining another startup that has enough place for us. We are 5 now and growing, would need 2-3 desks more soon. Any help/recommendations would be appreciated. We were formerly at the DMZ and CSI before that.
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Ryan ShupakBreather is around $60 so that's probably a good benchmark

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Andrew McGrathit's small but the green beanery is $15 / hour: greenbeanery.ca/products/book-the-vault

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Aram MelkoumovRyan Shupak I looked into that, but that's like a loft/apartment. I just need access to a board room or a 4-5 person meeting room per hour. Let me rephrase - I have somewhere I can get a boardroom, but just need to find a fair price to propose to them. (We are on the same floor).

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Jevon MacDonaldSomething less than the going rate for a Breather breather.com/

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Nicole KellyPerhaps a neighbourly barter? (Who doesn't love treats? ☺️)

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Madhu ChamartyProject Spaces is an amazing option for daily/weekly/monthly/office space (in TO). cc: founder Jeffrey Howard in case he wants to comment on hourly too.

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Aram MelkoumovThanks Madhu Chamarty. I'm interested in knowing cost per hour of a 10 person boardroom and a 4 person meeting room.

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Matthew SlutskyI wouldn't rent my boardroom out for less than $200 an hour. Even then, I am not sure I'd do it.

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Corey HerscuDude, give me a heads up when you're coming and I'm happy to give our Herscu & Goldsilver boardroom at no charge. Take an hour or two. All good. Sharing is caring.

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Caron CourtI have a friend who runs a lifestyle magazine for lawyers, and she's trying to rent out part of her office space downtown. If interested, I can put you in touch or send more info.

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Aram MelkoumovHi Caron Court, an intro will be great. My email is [email protected]

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