"Some people told us schools will never do this, teachers will never do this, businesses will never do this. They talked about obstacles as insurmountable, deal breakers. Some said I’ll be in touch and we never heard back… even after the third email. Other people reacted differently. They shared our excitement and passion, they saw obstacles as things to be overcome with creative solutions, they were responsive, and they saw an opportunity for students that they wanted to be a part of. Follow the energy when you are starting. It may be tempting to spend your time convincing the skeptics, but you have limited time and energy, especially in the early stages of the business. Spend it on partnerships that give you energy, not those that drain it away."