PODCAST: Marc Lafleur’s hunger and hustle
The co-founder and CEO of truLOCAL shares his entrepreneurial journey, including the successes and failures he found along the way.
The co-founder and CEO of truLOCAL shares his entrepreneurial journey, including the successes and failures he found along the way.By Claire Mastrangelo Office of Advancement
There’s a word everyone uses when they talk about a great entrepreneur. The thing that helps them pull through the long days, the rejection and self-doubt. The thing that keeps them going when others might give up.
That word is “hustle,” and for Marc Lafleur (BSc ’14), it’s a way of life.
Marc joined us on the Uncharted podcast to talk about the moments that inspired him to follow unconventional paths, and the takeaways he’s found in both failure and success.
Read this Q&A for more of Marc’s insights into meat, farming and life as an entrepreneur. Also, check out this rap we played on the podcast, which helped truLOCAL win a grant from FedEx.
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