Günes Seyfarth on #Invest
February 21, 8:30am - 10:00am CET. Hosted at WeWork
part of a series on Invest
About the speaker
“10 years ago I founded the Karl & Liesl e.V. kindergarden – named after Karl Valentin and Liesl Karlstadt – two popular comedians. They once said one sentence that stuck with me: “We don’t need to educate our kids - they follow us anyway. So invest in yourself rather than telling others what to do.”
I personally grew up by being the youngest and uneducated one in my peer groups. That growing doesn’t just mean learning theoretically but trying to make it real. As someone who loves startups and being an entrepreneur, I learnt that startups need not just creativity but also solid financial stability because lacking money means living in a survival mode. And when you are in survival mode, you lack creativity and innovation (a death for many startups). So I saw through the years that fundraising money is the key to enable people to grow. In my talk, I will also address different types of fundraising and what I have learnt during those periods.
Making the difference means investing in yourself and developing everyday new skills to give the best you can for your clients and people.”
WeWork is a platform for creators. We provide the space, community and services you need to create your life’s work. Founded in 2010 by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey in New York, we are now home to over 20,000 members in 10 cities across the US and Europe. We have 30 open buildings today, with many more to come.
Spinning Wheel Productions is a video production company specialized in capturing events, corporate videos, commercials, sports, and documentary films.
Nicola Riva is an italian Postproducer & Photo Assistant located in Munich, Germany. His expertise in photo retouching comes from several years of experience with Photoshop, from a Master Degree in Visual Communication and from his never-ending passion for photography. The goal of his work is to help photographers achieving the perfect image, by handling all the tasks related to the photo shooting’s preparation, execution and of the following post production. Want to discover how he can help you? Feel free to ask for informations in English, Italian or Spanish at email@example.com
hw.design is an owner-run design agency. The agency has supported the development of companies of all sizes, from startup to DAX level, since 1995. The agency supplies corporate communication solutions for image, reporting and publishing, creation of brand identity, brand communication and cross-media brand experiences, and strategic design and communication consultancy.
Holder of over 500 prestigious international awards, hw.design is among Germany’s top ten design agencies. A team of 40 creative specialists covers the foremost areas of expertise through digital, print and space. They work together to develop new ideas every day – using inspiration to move forward.
Forward Festivals returns to Munich! Within six years, the festival for creativity, design, and communication has become a platform for the entire creative industry. Forward is inspired by its hometown’s vibrant history of Viennese Modernism. By bringing this idea into the present, the festival is all about connecting and exchanging. This year, the festival’s focus is set on the challenges of the digital world and the human need for the analog counterpart. Forward approaches the topic from diverse perspectives with speakers such as Anton&Irene, SNASK, Rodeo FX, Aaron Duffy, and Jim Stoten. Be part of the experience and meet like-minded creatives at HFF München.
Günes is a doer.
As a guest-worker child of Turkish origin, she has internalized both cultures and tries to improve conditions on both sides wherever possible. As a dance teacher and graduate in business administration, she found herself in the ShareEconomy and founded Mamikreisel. After 4 years of secondhand and 960,000 members in Germany, it was time for something new.
As an entrepreneur, she now looks after the financing of various startups such as the mission of the first German woman into space with the initiative The astronaut to create role models for women and girls, produces the first real fruit gums made of 100% fruit with her StartUp Fruitiverse GmbH and brings entrepreneurial thinking and acting into the minds of schoolchildren from the age of 12 years with their nonprofit organization Next Entrepreneurs gUG. In her free time, she is involved as a board member of Foodsharing Munich e.V. to reduce food waste and in the association Eine Schule Für Alle e.V. for a fairer school system in Bavaria.
As a mom of 3 children, it is not surprising that she solved her own care problem by founding her own Kita Karl & Liesl e.V.
She lives with her husband and children in Munich and has been holding her Christmas dinner for everyone who wants to celebrate together for 5 years now.