Entries by GeekTown

Financing Independent Films

At times, producing an independent film can seem like a Herculean task. Although having a creative vision is critical to achieve success in this industry, ideas, unfortunately, do not transform into a motion picture without money. Finding money is often the most precarious part of making a film. Typically, independent films are funded through loans, […]

Six questions you must ask before engaging in an “Acqui-hire”

Before any Acqui-hire, there are several things to consider We all know the “garage-to-greatness” entrepreneurial stories of Steve Jobs, Larry Page, Jeff Bezos and the like. But we have to wonder – for each of these superstar founders, how many brilliant, conscientious entrepreneurs with equally exciting products failed before they reached similar greatness, simply because […]

Look to the Angels

In our experience, founders of start-up companies seeking capital often focus too early and too exclusively on attracting interest from professionally managed venture capital funds. Most VC funds have significant sums of cash that they need to place within four or five years and do not view small start-up investments (generally under $5 million) as […]

Enwright Named Partner at Law Firm of Lippitt O’Keefe Gornbein

BIRMINGHAM, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Steven J. Enwright has been named a partner at Lippitt O’Keefe Gornbein, PLLC, a full-service law firm in Birmingham. Enwright has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of business law, including corporate finance and counseling, mergers and acquisitions, and technology licensing, as well as transactions involving venture capital, business […]

Creating an Advisory Board

Why should the founder or CEO of a successful company, or maybe even an entrepreneur leading a company that’s just starting out, consider creating an advisory board? Ideally, formal advisors can open a few doors to other influential people in their network; however, this is just one benefit. In an era defined by “interconnectedness” (of […]