As the founders are gearing up for their massive trip to Silicon Valley, feelings of uncertainty and self-doubt start to resurface. How do you prepare for meetings with tech giants like Google and Facebook and business-savvy investors who have heard a thousand pitches before? Is it possible to project the confidence that you’re the right person to build your company when you actually feel like an imposter? In this week's episode, Otlet Co-Founders Lauren and Madi share their fears and frustrations and we discover the ways these shark scientists-turned entrepreneurs are working to overcome them. The message from all the founders is clear - you don't have to do it alone.
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