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Ann Marie Sastry | CEO & Founder

Being a CEO During an Economic Downturn, An Interview with Ann Marie Sastry

Andrea Lechner-Becker

By Andrea Lechner-Becker
June 11, 2020

Ann Marie, start-up founder of Sakti3 and now Amesite knows how to navigate an economic downturn. Learn her tips for staying optimistic and winning despite adversity.

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Being a CEO During an Economic Downturn, An Interview with Ann Marie Sastry

Ann Marie Sastry | CEO & Founder

Runtime 35:16

Ann Marie Sastry, CEO of Amesite, knows a thing or two about navigating an economic downturn. She was a professor of mechanical, biomedical and material science and engineering at the University of Michigan when her startup, Sakti3, was spun out of technology from the university during the 2008 recession. The company was later acquired by Dyson. Learn from her experience…

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Runtime 40:41

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Runtime 37:00

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Revenue Operations Team | Allocadia

Runtime 41:00

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Runtime 34:00

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Brian Dixon | Co-Founder and Director at hope*writers

Runtime 34:01

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Kyle Porter | Salesloft

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Runtime 44:49

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Runtime 40:52

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