Thanks for reading.
As to your question of getting recognized, it helps if you already have the right background and connections. But if you don’t, there’s only one way to get there, hard work and resourcefulness.
To get traction, one really has to learn how to sell, even when you have nothing to begin with. Also, it is important in any business to show you can execute and your product/service can gain traction, not just be able to come up with grand ideas and create beautiful pitch decks. The problem with too many startup founders these days is, everyone seems to think a business can only work if they get funded.
If you can rise up in a crowded market, so the more you have proven yourself truly capable in business… instead of being able to execute only when you have a lot of money from someone else to burn.