Young entrepreneurs are on the rise as the new generation looks for more career fulfilment and seeks to make an impact on society – on their own terms. It’s an opportunity to carve out your own niche, and while there’ll always be a level of risk you’ll need to shoulder on your own, nothing beats the joy of finding start-up success and doing something you love.
But what does it mean to be a successful entrepreneur? We ask the city’s strongest Female businesswomen about their scalable start-ups and social enterprises.
Megan Lam of Neurum Health uses technology to help people understand and manage behavioral health, in the hope that mental healthcare can be accessed by everyone, on their own terms, anywhere and at any time. The company developed Clara, a behavioral wellness companion app using proprietary technology to remove guesswork and barriers to care. It adapts to the needs to its members to make them feel comfortable and confident about discussing their mental health.
Tell us about your business. What do you do?
Neurum Health builds technology that helps people understand and manage behavioral health – the wellbeing of mind and body. We strive for everyone to get the right care, on their terms, anywhere, anytime, the first time.
This is done through Clara, a behavioral wellness companion app, that uses our proprietary technology to remove guesswork and barriers to care, and adapts to needs in a way that makes the members in our community feel comfortable and confident.
Neurum Health is also dedicated to educating society and promoting the broader awareness and understanding of healthy minds and habits in an inclusive and culturally-relevant way.
Tell us about your best and worst day at work.
Best day at work: Hard to pick. Top talent joining us and users sharing their story on how we supported them.
Worst day at work: Having one of the most vulnerable conversations I’ve had to have in my life with my co-founder. I’m grateful Caleb is someone who leans in to challenges and has my back.
What is a normal work day like?
Every day of the week has a core focus, which helps me stay intentional with the many hats I wear, but most days involve taking care of customers and connecting with brilliant talent.
What advice would you give to someone looking to start up?
You are not your business.
What would you be doing if you weren’t doing what you do now?
My compass is set to helping as many people’s mind and lifestyle health and wellness. Neurum Health is just an extension of what I’ve always set out to do. So whatever the job title, it’ll be speaking to this.