08 November, 2022
4:30 pm
ZOOM Video Conferencing
Building Trust With Social Proof

Are you self-funding your startup or small business?

You are bootstrapping if you are using your own capital to launch instead of relying on traditional financing methods such as investors or bank loans.

Most startups begin with dreams and are self-funded. If this describes your journey, join this webinar to find out how you can increase your chances to thrive and succeed.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

@4:30-6:30 PM ET

Via Zoom

including Networking post-event

Register now

The event is free. You must register to attend.

Men are welcome to attend.

Donations of $10 or more are welcome and appreciated, but not required. CLICK here if you would like to make a donation to support NYWIB’s mission and programs. 

Learn to assess your business’s growth stages and utilize simple strategies to minimize your need for outside funding .Prepare your business to attract and use outside funding when you decide the time is right. Find out how to strengthen your business, improve management focus, and develop valuable relationships that can lead to opportunities.

Hear four successful founders share how they bootstrapped their way to success. It took more than just hard work. Get tips on how to retain revenues and to manage a business when you are just starting out. 

Stay for a virtual networking session afterwards.

What you will learn

  • The pros and cons of bootstrapping
  • A range of proven self-funding strategies 
  • How to create a plan that allows for opportunities
  • How to manage time and resources
  • Tips on pitfalls to avoid


  • Keynote: “How to Find Money and Make Money” (4:30-5:15pm)
  • Panel discussion (5:15-6:00pm)
  • Optional Post-Webinar Networking (6:00-6:30pm)

Our Speakers

Carolyn Katz is a former banker, venture capital investor, strategic advisor and small business owner.  She has broad expertise in small business and startup funding, preparation of business plans, financial forecasts, investor and pitch materials and has run workshops on lending, crowdfunding, profitability and pitch preparation.

The Panelists

CMC Network – Vivian Mandala
Vivian has over 20 years of experience in the Construction Industry in NYS and NYCas a GC & PM. She is the founder of CMC Network, an MBE & WBE Construction Ecosystem Accelerator.

The Magical Tales – Patricia Cardello
The Magical Tales is an imprint of N & J Publishing, a Disney licensee. We specialize in gift books and interactive activity kits to encourage play, instill core values, and inspire traditions that can be enjoyed year after year with the entire family. Any child who believes in fairy tales, magic, and dreams coming true will love The Magical Tales.

Patricia is the owner of N & J Publishing and the magic behind The Magical Tales. Her love of books, and the magic of the written word, have led her to where she is today. Patricia is originally from Providence, Rhode Island and now resides in New York City.

SureStart – Dr. Taniya Mishra
Dr. Taniya Mishra is the founder and CEO of SureStart. She has been an AI scientist for over 10 years, with many peer-reviewed articles, 88+ patents, and featured press articles in Fortune, MIT Technology Review, NBC Learn, and The Atlantic. Taniya is deeply passionate about increasing AI workforce diversity through opportunity equity. This passion led her to create Affectiva’s popular EMPath AI training program while serving as Affectiva’s Director of AI Research. Now through SureStart, Taniya’s goal is to make this same type of program available to other innovative AI companies who prioritize DEI, so that together they can raise a new generation of diverse young tech talent.

The Bark Shoppe – Melissa Mitchner
Melissa Mitchner identified the growing pet industry trends nine years ago. She launched a dog grooming business in Harlem and never looked back.

The Bark Shoppe is New York’s premier pet care facility. Fostering great relationships between pets and their owners. Our products, services and recommendations are based on the expertise of leading pet care professionals with your pets’ individual needs in mind. A Clean Pet is a Healthy Pet.

Want even more?

Free Post-Webinar Networking 

Stay for the free post-event networking session with Rebecca Maxwell of Perception Insights. Join fellow attendees for a stimulating interactive session in small virtual rooms to chat, connect, and build relationships that will help you and your business.


This event is sponsored by NYWIB in collaboration with Accompany Capital and Stage2Startups.

You will get the link to the event in your confirmation email after you register.

By registering you’ll be subscribed to NYWIB, Stage2Startup and Accompany Capital’s email list.

For even more networking, consider signing up for our monthly networking sessions.
Conversations & Connections, sponsored by NAWBO, offers network-building in an informal environment, with like-minded professional women and with the focus on getting to know each other as people not just business owners.

CLICK HERE to learn more.

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