Cat Perez didn’t become a co-founder of HealthSherpa in the traditional way. Her journey actually began tinkering with friends after work on programming what they thought could be the next big tech company, which led to her and two others entering a Salesforce hackathon with a grand prize of $1 million. They entered the contest with a concept for making Healthcare.gov more user-friendly and, to their surprise, they won the entire event and with it, received $1 million. And all of this happened before she became a co-founder of HealthSherpa. In this episode, I sat down with Cat to talk about her incredible story, how she’s overcoming the challenges of being a leader of a fast-growing startup, and how, by just going for it, she’s changed her life forever.
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