How many unknown entrepreneurs network with well-respected people in their field of work? Are there events or conventions that an entrepreneur should attend for that purpose?
You find good people through good people. You find bad people through bad people.
Ask others to talk to you as if you were their childhood friend having a beer. It has this crazy "lifting of the veneer" effect. Cold reach outs or chance encounters at events rarely happen. The "right" people will rely on their existing network to vet new connections for them. Warm introductions from trusted friends are your best chance at not only getting in front of someone, but setting the stage for a great conversation.