Imagine. You are building your start-up you are confronted with every founders "one million dollar question": How should I finance my start-up? Some need millions before even having a product, other start with a few thousand and grow through reinvesting. So the question arises, which is the right way for my idea? Can I grow organically or shall I look for investors from the start?

The founders Carla Vilela Gonzaga Hänny (CFO Nikin), Thomas Inhelder (CFO Yokoy) Matthias Bryner (CEO findependent) tell their stories and how they managed to scale their start-up - from bootstrapping, to the first financing round and large investments. Are you curious enough to explore the possibilities to grow a start-up?

Then join us for an exciting evening, get inspired and network among founders and interested students. You will have the chance to ask your questions and discuss directly with the speakers. There will be an Apéro after the event. Get your free ticket on Eventbrite.

This event is a collaboration between ImpactLab FHNW and NEO to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs in the ecosystem of FHNW.

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Carla Vilela Gonzaga Hänny, CFO Nikin - Carla is the CFO of Nikin, a sustainable fashion brand that plants one tree for every product sold. Until today, the company has grown solely through bootstrapping and has planted over 1,6 million trees. She has a bachelor degree in International Management from FHNW and has made the Forbes 30 under 30 list of the DACH-region in 2021.

Thomas Inhelder, CFO Yokoy - Thomas Inhelder is Co-Founder & CFO at Yokoy. Thomas worked as a CPA certified Finance auditor at KPMG. He then gained experience in management positions at Credit Suisse and British Telecom (BT) at the end leading Switzerland as its Country Finance Manager. Before joining Yokoy, Thomas build up a Finance team of a startup.

Matthias Bryner, CEO findependent - Matthias is the Founder and CEO of findependent. Matthias holds a master's degree from the University of St. Gallen. Before he started building findependent, he worked at the digital bank Neon and at Credit Suisse.