Jesse is the FIRST lawyer we’ve had on the show to try and help answer questions for you on why having a lawyer is important, how to best use that lawyer when starting your business and more. In 2006, he graduated magna cum laude with bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Eastern University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jesse earned his law degree in 2009 from the Wake Forest University School of Law.
Jesse has been working with the Law firm Forrest Firm here in Raleigh-Durham which is my personal firm and why I thought it would be good to have him on and speak with you. Jesse and his firm are well grounded in the startup space and have a developing partnership with American underground a google supported co-working space that you’ve heard me talk about in the past. His areas of focus are Specific start-up counseling, seed, venture capital, and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, and the negotiation and structuring of a wide range of contracts and transactions. Jesse and I cover;
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Eric is what he called “An urban beardsman” His vision is fostering a community for the bearded lifestyle that gives men the tools to wear a beard in any environment. Since launching an e-commerce site in January of 2013, Beardbrand has grown from zero to over $120k per month built primarily on branding. Eric has appeared on national
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