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Company founders and entrepreneurs suffer disproportionately from mental health challenges because of the stresses of creating and growing their companies. These stresses are particularly acute in the health and economic challenges we currently face.


Sharpen provides tools for self-help and psychoeducation.  Many of our tools feature entrepreneurs and their struggles as founders of startups. Sharpen does not replace the importance of a counselor and we can assist individuals in connecting to treatment providers.

Sharpen is offering South Carolina founders and entrepreneurs vetted information related to the COVID-19 virus, and evidence-based resources to help individuals cope with anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges. There are also stress management and mindfulness tips to assist the whole community during this trying time.


Downloading the Sharpen Founder app is easy. Simply click on this link (if prompted, please enter the app code: VC) and register with your email address or phone number.  No user information is ever shared per our Privacy policy.

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“Being a founder is incredibly hard work even in good times. In times like these, entrepreneurs need every support they can get to keep our economy running and developing solutions to the problems. Venture Carolina is glad it can temporarily provide the Sharpen Founder mental resiliency app at a time like this.”

~Charlie Banks 

Executive Director, Venture Carolina

If you are in a crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.  For additional information about Sharpen, please contact

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