Hearing the word “no” isn’t easy. In fact, for a lot of people (myself included) getting told “no” by a boss, colleague or even a friend is an extremely unsettling experience. It makes you feel rejected, worthless and small. Yet learning to take no in stride just might be exactly what determines entrepreneurial success.

On Wednesday during a panel discussion at MPW Next Gen, I’ll speak with three entrepreneurs who may as well have masters’ degrees in rejection.

  • Susan Coelius Keplinger is the co-founder of online ad platform, Triggit. She says she was told “no” by hundreds of investors before getting funding.
  • Meredith Perry, the 25-year-old founder of uBeam, a wireless-charging platform, said last year that she was rejected “by literally hundreds of investors — maybe not hundreds, maybe not literally — but lots of investors.”
  • Rachel Shechtman, the founder of the innovative New York boutique STORY is…

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