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My entrepreneur story, by Jennifer Zezsut, Chief Social Strategist, Lithium Technologies:"I was a first-time CEO when someone recommended I join Astia. I wasn’t even sure why I would need Astia, at the time. I was just about to launch the Scout Labs application and things were going excellently - I was well-funded, had a strong team, etc. When I was selected to be part of Astia, I went through the equivalent of CEO Bootcamp – I received business coaches, mentors, speaking coaches, pitch help, VC access and so much more. It was an amazing growth experience. But I didn’t realize just how valuable the Astia network was until Scout Labs, like so many startups do, hit tough times. Our committed funding fell through at the last minute (credit-crunch days of summer 2009) and I was not able to pay my own team. (Miraculously, they all kept working). Externally, Scout Labs continued to grow by leaps and bounds, but it was an incredibly stressful time. Just when I needed it most, the Astia support network, like shoulders, rose up from beneath me to lift me back up. I received encouragement, emotional support, constant phone calls and TONS of VC introductions right when we needed it most. We did secure funding (in the nick of time!) and Scout Labs was acquired – a good exit for all – six months later, in May of 2010. My Astia Advisors were by my side through good times and bad and will be life-long mentors and friends."