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Outside Hub Media

28400 Northwestern Highway
Suite 110
Southfield, MI 48034

David Farbman

What educational, entrepreneurial or business development programs, if any, have you taken advantage of?
We bootstrapped a deal with friends and family money and now have a venture capital fund out of Chicago behind us.

Who was your first customer and where did you find them?
Our first customer was muzzy broad heads an archery accessory manufacturer.

Where did you find your first employee?
First employee was Jay Livingston. I grew up hunting and fishing with him.

Have you promoted an intern to employee status, and if so how many times have you done it?
Shortly after inception we had an intern named Jon Lowen. Today he is our director of operations.

Where have you turned to find capital to grow your company and which institutions have provided it?
MK capital Chicago Illinois is our b round investor and strategic partner. Great guys

It's often said that Metro Detroit and Michigan need to reinvent their economies to be competitive. Are we making those changes, and if so are we making enough of them or doing it fast enough?
Michigan has some solid advantages in many areas but is lagging on understanding the importance of Internet companies, but with a new governor with a tech background there is big hope. That said, success stories like search cactus, ePrize, o hub, benzinga, and others are supplying some optimism that this area can spawn cool smart profitable Internet businesses.

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