2 Free Workshops | Startup Fundraising & Brand Protection

What is the best way to raise money for your startup? On Tuesday June 2nd Jeff Bekiares, Esq. (the co-founder of SparkMarket) will be leading a workshop on the most effective way small businesses can leverage tools to raise capital. Attend the Free Workshop For Capital Raising

This workshop will cover:

  • What should be done first if you are starting a new company
  • Good practices from a legal standpoint when freelancing
  • Sources of Capital – From seed, to angel, to IPO
  • Traditional and Alternative Finance criteria
  • Crowdfunding – Traditional and equity based
  • What investors are looking for and what makes a company “investable”
  • Legal and tax implications in raising capital

Atlanta, GA @ Ponce City Market
675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE 2nd Floor Atlanta, GA 30308
When: June 2nd 6:30 -8:30 pm

More on Jeff:
Jeff Bekiares is an attorney with over eight years of experience in general corporate and securities law. He practiced law at a large Atlanta law firm for over six years before leaving big firm life to become the Co-founder, COO and General Counsel of SparkMarket, a Georgia based crowdfunding platform. He has worked with clients at a variety of stages: from start-ups to exchange listed public companies and specializes in entity formation, governance, contract drafting and capital raising. In addition to corporate formation and securities, Jeff is well versed in a wide variety of transactional matters, including asset purchase, sale and leasing transactions.

Do you know the right way to protect your brand? On Monday June 8th Andrei Tsygankov, Esq. (Attorney at Smartup) will define the best ways you can protect your brand by learning the ins and outs of trademarking. Attend Trademarks 101: Protecting Your Brand Free Workshop

This workshop will cover:

  • What is involved in the Trademark registration process and why is it important?
  • What to do if someone else is using your Trademark
  • What to do if someone claims that you are infringing on their Trademark

Atlanta, GA @ Ponce City Market
675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE 2nd Floor Atlanta, GA 30308
When: June 8th 7 – 9 pm

More on Andrei:
Andrei Tsygankov has over six years of experience serving as the Managing Director and then additionally as General Counsel of a group of companies that specialize in contract manufacturing, export, domestic and international logistics, and international marketing and distribution of goods. Andrei’s main proficiency is in trademark law and general business law, including: domestic and international business transactions, entity formations and structuring, corporate governance, commercial negotiation, and contract drafting and review.