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From The Ground Up: Building the Business of Your Dreams.

Putting the pieces together of a new business can be a challenge.

You need funding. You need capital. You need a production process.

If you’ve been spinning your wheels, join femmebought in April for a frank conversation on getting it done.

If these questions have been keeping you up at night, this event is for you:

  • How do I get from start-up to scale-up?

  • How much should I ask for and when?

  • Do I have enough operating capital?

  • Am I too late to get started?


6:00-9:30 PM

EvolveHer, 358 W. Ontario - 3W, Chicago, IL 60654, United States

6:00 - Register & Meet Someone New

6:30 - Up Close and Personal w/ femmebought

7:00 -  Panel Discussion: Their business journey, where they failed, what funding they accesses and how, & when they managed to take a salary

8:00 - Audience Q&A

8:30 - Mingle and Leave Feeling Empowered to Take The Next Steps Toward Funding



Annie Mohaupt - CEO and Co-Founder, Mohop

Linda Torakis - President and Co-Founder, McKechnie Vehicle Components

Maggie Walsh - Chair of the Board of Directors, WTS International (Advancing Women in Transportation), Vice President, Strategic Pursuits Leader at HDR

Aneesa Muthana - Co-Owner, Pioneer Service Inc.

Traci Sanders-Campbell - Founder, The BIBO Foundation & BIBO Awards/ CEO BIBO Worldwide / Executive Producer, BIBO Weekly!

Sonat Birnecker - Co-Founder, Koval Distillery



Stacee Hasenbalg - Co-Founder and Director of femmebought, CCO of OppLoans

Rebecca Wallenfelsz - Director of femmebought and Partner of Chapman and Cutler

Sophia Ruffolo - CEO and Co-Founder of femmebought

Not building a manufacturing business at the mo’? You’ll still get value out of this event!

Snag a ticket if:

  • You’re a woman-business owner in the Chicago area

  • You want to connect with like-minded peers

  • You work in or are interested in manufacturing

  • You need funding for your non-manufacturing business and are looking for proven strategies

Thank you to our partners for making this event possible:

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Stay tuned for our fabulous event photography by Amy Bissonette.

About femmebought

Welcome to femmebought, a women’s business directory and real-life community. We connect forward-thinking companies, founders, and community leaders to help women-businesses thrive.



358 W. Ontario - 3W,
Chicago, IL 60654, United States