3:15 PM - 3:55 PM
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Your Next Move: From Banker to Bootstrapper--Funding Your Company in a Sustainable Way
In Partnership with Capital One Business
Speaker: Cate Luzio, founder and CEO, Luminary
Interviewed by: Beatrice Dixon, co‑founder and CEO, The Honey Pot Company


Funding a business with your existing resources instead of a high-profile venture capital fund may not be considered the “sexy” form of funding. But sometimes it’s the best path for your business. More than 70 percent of women-owned businesses self-fund their businesses because they have less access to capital. Hear from Cate Luzio of the networking platform Luminary on why she decided bootstrapping was the best decision for her business and how she’s managed to sustain funding while remaining focused on their customers, culture, and mission.

Beatrice Dixon Cate Luzio