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Morning MindFUEL @ Postino Highland

  • Postino Highland 4821 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ, 85251 United States (map)

All Of Your Financial Questions Answered

We know how hard it is to navigate the financial waters when it comes to starting your own business. Should I get alone? How much should I save up before I start? How do I build credit for my business, and what resources are available to me as a woman owned business? We've put together a panel of three incredible women who have been there and done that.

Ask them your questions in Q&A session after the panel, network with other Phoenix boss ladies and creatives, and enjoy some refreshing mimosas! All of this before 11AM.



Postino Highland
4821 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Sponsored by Postino & Press Coffee Roasters



All Of Your Financial Questions Answered


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Kristina Cashman | CFO of Upward Projects

Kristina Cashman is the CFO of Upward Projects, the Phoenix-based hospitality group behind beloved brands such as Postino WineCafé, Federal Pizza, Joyride Taco House, Windsor & Churn. Former CFO for both P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Cashman’s deep knowledge of the fast-paced, ever-changing hospitality industry makes her the perfect person to grow and expand the Upward Projects brand nationwide. A graduate of the University of Texas, Cashman captained UT’s NCAA women’s volleyball team to back to back Final Four appearances, and remains an avid athlete.

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Lauren Danuser | Founder of Local Nomad

Lauren is the founder of Local Nomad, a gifting + apparel shop in Phoenix carrying handcrafted goods from makers, artists and independent designers from all over the world. She searches high and low to curate a collection of thoughtful gifts and strives to provide a sense of discovery to anyone who walks into the shop. Lauren believes in the slow fashion movement and works to pass along to customers the stories behind the goods they’re purchasing. Most purchases one makes at Local Nomad are investments in the creative endeavors of entrepreneurs around the world. Local Nomad is a self-funded success; Lauren and her husband created the shop from the ground-up.

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Lynne King Smith | CEO of TicketForce & Founder of Thrive Coworking for Women

Fueled by a passion to build new things, Lynne is the co-founder and CEO of TicketForce, a ticketing company that raked in $100 million in sales in 2017. She’s also the principal of BLDG313, a $4 million commercial building project in downtown Gilbert, AZ, and co-founder of Thrive, a women’s coworking space she started with her daughter, Braeyln. Never afraid to speak up, Lynne is an ardent supporter of women in business, tech and other male-dominated fields. She’s been named one of the Most Influential Women in Arizona by AZ Biz Journal and one of the Most Admired Leaders in Phoenix by the Phoenix Business Journal.

Earlier Event: April 27
Morning MindFUEL @ Alta Camelback
Later Event: May 30
Dames After Hours @ Thrive AZ