Session: NO is only the beginning of a conversation: goal achievement.
When facing the challenges of entrepreneurship, one will hear "No" at every turn. "No, you can't do that", "No, I won't give you money", "No, who gave you permission?", "No men on your board?" "No firm or company is representing you?" "You are new in this market - No. Go away".
When facing the challenges of entrepreneurship, one will hear "No" at every turn:
No, you can't do that
No, I won't give you money.
No, who gave you permission?
No men on your board?
No firm or company is representing you?
You are new in this market? No. Go away.
But I truly believe that the word "No" can be the beginning of a great relationship. Sometimes the word "No" is necessary to get a conversation started. Being told "No" is a reality that exists at the foundation level of all companies. Everyone has been told that what they are doing can't be done.
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Bio: Anna Degtereva
A serial entrepreneur dedicated to technological innovation around the world. Her hunt for big ideas spans the globe as she connects with visionary thinkers, startups, mentors, investors, and other crazy individuals on the quest to bring positive change through technology. Anna is a powerful female speaker, an inspiring mentor, and an international juror of startup battles.
At 26, she launched her first company, which helped educate 150,000 Ukrainian students. At 28, she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. At 31, she launched the first tech accelerator in Ukraine. At 33, she started her first venture fund. At 36, in Kazakhstan, she worked with the Minister of Energy, Minister of Innovations, and the Prime Minister himself to help build a tech ecosystem. And at 38, she moved to the US and developed a revolutionary idea for a trailblazing tech conference that will disrupt the current boring format.
Anna was nominated for “Women-Led Startup in Tech of the Year” and “Remote Transformation Leader of the Year” in 2020.
Anna's enthusiasm elevates and sustains her team at the LinkUpConferenceShow. She says, “I fiercely believe in my people and our projects, and I have the skills and the drive necessary to break through the walls and reinvent the rules.”