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03/14/2021 on Dallas Morning News

Sabari Raja walked away from a “perfectly fine” business development job at Texas Instruments in 2012 to pursue her dream of starting her own company. A year later, her startup failed.

As she weighed returning to the corporate world or trying something else, a colleague invited her to attend a local STEM event. She reluctantly agreed, arriving 15 minutes late and drawing the attention of the speaker, who promptly asked her to take a seat at the front of the room with a group of industry professionals.

Raja’s humiliation quickly turned into one of the biggest opportunities of her life. After a day of thorough networking and conversation about the gaps present in education, she came away with a new startup idea…Read full article here.