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Amity Cofounder Counseling LLC

c/o Chicago Center for Relationship Counseling

5100 N Ravenswood Ave.

Chicago IL 60640

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info@amitychicago.com

Chicago, Illinois

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Chatting With UChicago Law Students at the IJ Clinic on Entrepeneurship

November 12, 2019

We were honored to be invited to speak with the students at the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago. The students there provide free legal assistance to young companies who otherwise would not be able to afford a lawyer at all. We had a great discussion on founder and cofounder relationships, and how, as lawyers, they can be helpful to founders who are going through conflict, stress, and other difficulties. We loved the insightful questions, and hearing from other founders who have gone through their own cofounder stressors.​

Thank you so much for having us!!

Introducing: Founders' Groups!

January 01, 2020

Founder life is stressful, and often isolating. That's why Amity Chicago is introducing low-cost groups for founders to meet and gain support, knowledge, and connection from one another. Stress & burn-out prevention, self-care, and general related skills will be explored and practiced throughout, as guided by Amity therapists and coaches. 

Email us for more info!

Listen Ventures Funds Founder Therapy

April 29, 2019

Amity will be partnering with Listen Ventures as a part of their Founder's Wellness Program! Listen will be funding initial founder & cofounder therapy sessions for their portfolio companies, as well as membership in founder therapy group! Thank you to the Rick Desai, Jeff Cantalupo, and the entire team at Listen for supporting founder mental health. We hope this is the start of a new trend in the Chicago startup community and beyond, of investors and VC firms normalizing and supporting founder wellness in concrete ways.

Teaming up with The Food Foundry

February 11, 2019

We're so excited to announce that we will be teaming up with The Food Foundry startup accelerator! Amity will be providing educational workshops on topics related to communication and self awareness, and will be available to the teams for counseling as well. 

The Food Foundry is an accelerator program built in partnership with 1871 and powered by Gordon Food Service to connect, support, and propel seed-stage startups who are rethinking traditional food systems.

Thank you to The Food Foundry for supporting founder mental health & relational health!

Workshop Series on Cofounder Dynamics @1871

January 30, 2019

Amity will be presenting a workshop series at 1871 on Cofounder Dynamics. 

In this two-part workshop series, startup founders will learn how to choose the right cofounder and make the relationship successful, from the perspective of professional relationship counselors. The choice of cofounder and proper communication and conflict skills are invaluable to the success of any business, particularly in the early stages. From first principles to practical tools and skills, this series will provide an essential relationship foundation for any current or future founder team. The first workshop will focus on choosing a cofounder, while the second will focus on building and maintaining a strong relationship over time.

Amity + WiSTEM 2018

November 21, 2018

We are thrilled to be working in partnership with WiSTEM 2018! Thank you for supporting mental health in the startup community! We're here for you, founders...

Amity + Wildfire 2018

January 01, 2020

We are so proud to announce our partnership with Wildfire 2018, which is The Garage at Northwestern's summer accelerator program. We are excited to work with the teams this summer on communication, self-care, mental-health, and more. Thank you to Billy Banks and everyone at Wildfire for supporting founder health!

Amity & Techstars Chicago 2018

July 18, 2018

We are extremely excited to once again announce our partnership with Techstars Chicago 2018, and their brand new class! Amity Chicago will be providing founder & cofounder counseling for any TS Chicago teams that are interested, and general mental health support as needed.

 

Major props to the Techstars Chicago staff and directors for continuing to recognize the value and need for mental and relational health services within the startup community, and providing this essential service for their founders. 

Cofounders 101: Amity Chicago on the Strong Suit Podcast

April 24, 2018

We were recently featured on Jeff Hyman's Strong Suit Podcast, discussing the importance of co-founder relationships and counseling. We explain the basics of what we do here at Amity, as well as some relevant tips and advice for cofounders. Enjoy!

Amity to Partner With The Garage at Northwestern

January 01, 2020

We're excited to announce our upcoming partnership with The Garage, Northwestern University's hub for student entrepreneurship and innovation. 

Shira & Myra will be speaking at an upcoming Family Dinner, a weekly get-together for student entrepreneurs. In addition, Amity Chicago will provide education, assistance, and counseling services to the students involved in Wildfire, a summer pre-accelerator program at The Garage.

These Therapists Are Bringing Co-Founder Counseling to Startups

December 06, 2017

Our latest writeup in Chicago Inno!

Amity Chicago & Techstars Chicago 2017

July 18, 2017

We are extremely excited to announce our partnership with Techstars Chicago 2017, and their brand new class! Amity Chicago will be providing founder & cofounder counseling for any TS Chicago teams that are interested, and general mental health support as needed.

 

Major props to the Techstars Chicago staff and directors for recognizing the value and need for mental and relational health services within the startup community, and providing this essential service for their founders. 

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