Want to learn how to grow your dream business without outside funding?
Equip your business to attract and leverage external funding when the opportune moment arrives. Discover ways to fortify your business, enhance managerial focus, and cultivate meaningful relationships that can open doors to valuable opportunities.
Tuesday, January 23, 2024
3:00-5:00 PM ET
The webinar and networking are free but you must register in advance.
Men are always welcome to attend.
Donations of $10 or more to NYWIB are welcome and appreciated, but not required.CLICK here if you would like to donate to support NYWIB’s mission and programs.
What you will learn
Find out how to build and grow your business without letting limited funding limit your ambitions.
Hear from three successful founders about how they obtained capital to grow their business and position it for growth.
By the end of this event, you will be able to:
· Use Diverse, Tested Self-Funding Strategies
· Craft Plans to Seize Opportunities
· Get Insights to Avoid Common Pitfalls
Carolyn Katz, Finance Strategist, Investor, and SCORE Mentor
Carolyn 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.
Pooja Bavishi, Founder and CEO, Malai
Pooja Bavishi is the Founder and CEO of Malai, an artisanal ice cream company with flavors inspired by nostalgic, aromatic spices and South Asian ingredients, based in Brooklyn, New York. Pooja founded Malai when she discovered that the same spices of her childhood – ginger, rose petals, saffron, and cardamom – could be used to robustly flavor ice creams in a way that she had never tasted before. She notes that she “founded Malai because desserts bring people joy, and I wanted to be in the business of delivering happiness.”
Pooja continues to craft all of Malai’s flavors and distributes through various channels, including a storefront in Brooklyn, selling pints nationwide in grocery stores, and online. She has claimed the title of “champion” after winning a battle on Food Network’s Chopped Sweets in March of 2020. Pooja holds a B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill, an M.S. from the London School of Economics, and an M.B.A. from NYU. She is a 2018 Tory Burch Foundation Fellow and was named one of Inc. Magazine Female Founders 100 in October of 2020.
Patricia Cardello, Founder and CEO, The Magical Tales
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.
Rianna Young, CEO and Founder, Happy Hounds
Rianna is the founder and CEO of Happy Hounds which offers ingredient-rich calming CBD treats and tinctures to help dogs and cats through pain and anxiety. This premium pet care and wellness brand can be found online and in traditional retailers.This premium pet care and wellness brand can be found online and in traditional retailers.
With a background in Government and Politics, Rianna has always been driven to serve and better the lives of those around her. Human or dog pain may be trivial to some people, but they are not to their loved ones. Having watched her mother experience debilitating nerve pain pushed her to seek ways to help others.
In her free time, she enjoys cooking and making complex and diverse dishes.