Aimie-Sarah Carstensen never wanted to become a founder. Influenced by her parents' entrepreneurship, her goal was to join the board of a DAX-30 company. But that changed abruptly when she attended a coaching session for female executives. During her search for inspiration to start a business, she met her former co-founder David Neisinger, who told her about painting courses in the US. The idea of ArtNight was born. Since then, Aimie's mission has been to awaken creativity in people through analog offerings where people can meet other people at the same time. In 2017, the founding team was also able to prove itself in front of a large audience for the first time on the TV format "Höhle der Löwen," which Aimie sees as a good opportunity for B2C startups in particular to gain greater reach. What she particularly appreciates about founding a company is that she is constantly learning new things and can shape her team and the way they work together. Issues like female empowerment and diversity are also close to Aimie's heart. That's why she is not only committed to this in companies, but also regularly visits schools to show students different perspectives as early as possible. For the start-up process, Aimie has the following five (fIVE) tips: Listen to your intuition, stay focused, dream big, invest time in planning, and get skills like Finance & Accounting and People & Culture in-house as soon as possible. Enjoy another exciting episode of fIVE!
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