#PivotStories 04 w/ Marie Prokopets, Co-founder at FYI

Marie Prokopets is one of Silicon Valley top founders & even better human. In this episode Marie opens up about her pivot experiences and gives us wisdom to stay agile with our product roadmap.

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Throughout my career I have work with thousands of sales reps and as I begin my relationship with each of them I have asked, “Are you where you want to be in your career right now?”

What I hear time and time again is “No, I want to take the next step.” My hope is that everyone in any career wants to take the next step, the key is going further and creating the appropriate breakout of activities that you need to achieve to get you there.

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Sotoventures Mid-West & Detroit Ambassador

Jorge: What is your professional background and how did you become fascinated by startup culture?

Brad: It’s been an interesting journey, to say the least.

I grew on a farm in southwest Michigan. It’s the type of environment that requires self-sufficiency. You have to learn how to solve problems by yourself on the fly. What I’ve found is that those are the skill set and mental makeup of someone who succeeds in startup culture.

I started my formal professional career selling orthopedic medical devices, implants and instrumentation. Exciting stuff, right?

It was my very first job out of college, and I was thrown to the wolves. I had never taken an anatomy class, let alone biology or kinesiology.

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