After spending twenty years in the Swiss Private Banking industry, Mike Baur made his entrepreneurial debut less than three years ago in 2014 as co-founder of the Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF). The SSUF is now the No 1 privately financed, independent ICT startup accelerator in Switzerland. Even as the CEO of SSF, and co-founder/CEO of Swiss Startup Association, Baur still finds time to encourage Swiss youth in entrepreneurship as well as mentoring several Swiss Startups.
Based in Zurich, the SSF provides digital entrepreneurs with career building opportunities through a solid network that spans the globe. SSF offers a twelve week accelerator program which includes mentoring, coaching, office space to get started in as well as invaluable access to an entrepreneurial network that helps turn ideas into successful business ventures. Mike Baur has taken an MBA from University of Rochester in New York and an Executive MBA from University of Berne and put them to wise use in the world of business and being a genuine help to others.
Many a business with truly good ideas or products never see success because they lack what Mike Baur and the SSF can provide. Baur is glad to use his experience and knowledge to help fledgling entrepreneurs find solid footing in the business world and is understandably proud of the SSF’s mission to help them succeed.
Baur has partnered the SSF with several noteworthy companies in an effort to gain more funding for startup companies. There are quite a few private citizens and other businesses in the world that have what it takes to provide funding and guidance for new entrepreneurial ventures but Mike Baur doesn’t just think about it, he does it. Right now, there is a young mind somewhere in the world with an idea that could change all our futures for the better, and Baur’s personal mission is to see to that no good idea goes to waste through lack of opportunity and development.
According to Raj Fernando, the secret to running a successful business lies in employees getting along with each other. It’s also important that the surrounding atmosphere where workers stay to be pleasant. In the hiring process, Raj Fernando uses a completely different approach than that of his competitors. Over the years, Raj Fernando has implemented a lengthy and involving process when it comes to hiring new employees. He does not employ the old technique of bringing in a list of prospective employees and hiring the best employees. When hiring employees, he chooses the ones that will probably retire from the organization. According to Raj Fernando, he doesn’t want employees who will just make him money; he is interested in those that bring quality to organization and does not make other employees feel miserable. He compares it to a marriage where both individuals need one another.
While studying at the Beloit College for a degree in Economics and History, he took a volunteer position at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. This was a position that would mould him into the businessman he is today. After a brief spell at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Raj Fernando took a position at the Chicago Board of Trade for 10 years. During this period, he rose through the ranks, and he gained enough experience to run a company. In 2001, he quit Chicago Board of Trade and established his firm. This firm was referred to a Chopper Trading Company.
As the Chief Executive Officer of Chopper Trading Company, Raj Fernando worked in close collaboration with the US Commodity Trading Futures Commission in ensuring there is a competitive and transparent market. In the year 2016, Raj Fernando decided to come up with an internet startup that came to be referred to as the Scoutahead. Scoutahead is a firm that tries to improve the growth of corporates and professionals working in these corporations. Scoutahead manages to achieve its target through the use of advanced and secure communication systems.
For more information please visit http://www.rajfernando.com
Smart lighting is great for people who like to save lots of money on their electric every single month and have better control over whether or not the lights in their home are turned on. Smart lighting actually allows you to turn lights on and off depending on whether or not you have a smartphone app downloaded onto your phone. Gooee also has a variety of different smart lighting options that you can choose for yourself because of the fact that they are leaders in electric options. This is a wonderful thing for so many different people and can be exactly what you need when it comes to the different types of options that are available in your home.
This is something that will enable you to feel good about the fact that you are using good quality lighting in the house and can turn everything on and off depending on using an app that you have on your phone. You will be amazed at the different types of Gooee smart lighting options out there because it is very easy for you to choose the one that is right for you and make sure life a whole lot easier in terms of the electric that you are using. You will find lots of homeowners switching to this because of the fact that it truly works for them.
Richard Blair is the founder of Wealth Solutions, which is a Registered Investment Advisory company that is located in Austin, Texas. The goal of Richard Blair was to make an impact in the lives of those trying to be successful. He created Wealth Solutions to help businesses, families, and individuals.
His focus with Wealth Solutions is education. He seeks to enlighten his clients in regards to how they can successfully plan for the future and take control of their finances. He guides his clients through the process of investment and planning for the future.
He comes from a long line of educators. Most of his family were teachers. This background along with a gift for managing money allowed him to gain the insight to be able to guide people to be able to save for the future.
He has always been passionate about helping people. He began his career immediately after graduating from college and started his path in the financial service sector in 1993. In 1994 Richard Blair founded Wealth Solutions so that he could offer his own personal insight to customers without having to have conflicting opinions.
He felt that he would have issues with another firm that might not hold the same values and ideas that he has. For that reason, he felt that it was a wise move to branch out on his own so that he could pass on his valuable wealth of knowledge.
According to DataFox, Richard Blair Wealth Solutions strives to give people his own brand of sage advice to help them get a new perspective on handling money and being responsible with investments and strategies.
Richard Blair graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston in finance and financial management services. He is also a member of the Retired Income Professionals. No doubt, Richard Blair has helped countless individuals reach their investment goal and plan a sound strategy that will help them to be able to retire comfortably.
When it comes to stories of hard work and hope, none of them tells it better than Norka Luque. A Venezuelan by birth, Luke resides in the United States and her life is both inspirational and worth emulating. She is a professional singer and has remained steadfast in her course since discovering her love for singing at a tender age. Luque grew up with her parents who loved and encouraged her to pursue what she loves and now uses her voice to restore hope and inspire those who listen to her music.
Professional Relationship with Emilio Estefan
Norka is a Business Administration degree holder from France where her journey to stardom began. While studying, she became part of a band that exposed her to professional performances. It’s from her this that Emilio, her music producer noticed her talent and talent and signed her. Norka attributes her success to Emilio and credits him for making her dreams come true. Emilio believes Norka’s music can change the world; hence, he is dedicated to seeing her achieve that.
Milagro as an International Hit
Norka together with El Cata has been promoting her hit song ‘Milagro.’ The song is an example of what hard work and resilience can do and credits its success to the team behind the production. The composer of the song is Hermanos Gaitan while the producer is Emilio and is currently hitting the airwaves across the US, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. It debuts as one of the most prestigious Latin Music Billboard’s favorite. The sound is a combination of reggae sounds, Mediterranean traces, and Caribbean sounds. All these combined with a remarkable message explains the force behind its success.
She exudes positive energy, and her sweet sounds connect with her fans emotionally. Norka believes that societal evolution is music is tied at the hip. Although rhythms and new genres are born, singers must strive to uphold the message in their songs. Through her song Milagro, Norka’s intention was to inspire people and restore their hope for living especially those undergoing similar challenges like the ones she overcame. She believes her life is a miracle and having gone through turbulent times in her life; she now looks at life from a different perspective. Norka knows music is her destiny; hence, she is living it to fulfillment.
Norka at MTV: http://www.mtv.com/artists/norka-luque/discography/
Many startups in Switzerland have a perfect opportunity to launch their growth strategy through the Swiss Startup Factory. This is a program that was launched in 2014 by former banker Mike Baur, whose passion for entrepreneurship has led him into venture capitalism and the need to invest in upcoming entrepreneurs. The program is run through three months and will offer incubation to the startups until they are mature enough to stand on their own in the competitive environment.
Mike Baur has expressed hope in the program citing that they have partnered with several companies and learning institutions that have agreed to avail the necessary materials and infrastructure that can work to support the startups during the incubation process.
Digital marketing strategy
Before the startups leave the Swiss Startup Factory, they are taken through the basics of digital marketing to help them manage their marketing with ease. Without marketing, startups would find it difficult to penetrate the competitive market since most established companies have sufficient resources to keep their presence felt for long. The Swiss Startup Factory works with professional marketers to ensure the startups make the right decisions when it comes to marketing and branding.
Law and taxes
Also vital in the management of a business is knowledge about business law and most importantly accounting. Understanding business laws allows you to keep the business on the right track and prevents one from falling prey of bad decisions. On the other hand, accounting ensures a business is able to account for every financial decision made and one can see the performance of the business at any particular time.
Access to financing
In most instances, startups come up with good ideas but they are limited from proceeding by the lack of finances. The Swiss Startup Factory offers financing options which include a pool of investors willing to inject money into a startup when they are certain the idea is brilliant and would guarantee returns.
Mike Baur is a professional whose career in banking spanned over 15 years. At this point, he came up with the idea to establish the Swiss Startup Factory, an incubation facility that is offering digital entrepreneurs a platform where they can have their ideas nurtured and molded into successful businesses.
The name Toys For Boys is an apt name for the luxury lifestyle brand from Miami that recently embarked upon another stunning event that let a hand selected group of male customers play with some of the most impressive toys in the world. Various forms of transport made this a luxury day none of the men will forget in a long time, particularly the impressive helicopter rides that ferried the group between Miami and the world famous Palm Beach Race Track.
The day organized for the Toys For Boys brand began with a gourmet breakfast in the sales center of the One Thousand Museum, the building was designed by legendary British architect Dame Zaha Hadid and is one of the best known buildings on the Miami, Florida skyline. Danilo Diaz Granados organised a tour of the building and the perfect way for the group to meet before the day took a high octane turn that would take the men to the thrills and excitement of the Palm Beach Race Track; the helicopter rides between Miami and palm Beach were obviously a centerpiece of the day, but the chance to enjoy driving this renowned race track was obviously a highlight for many.
Danilo Diaz Granados arrived in Miami following his graduation from Babson College where he prepared for his high flying career with a degree in entrepreneurship and economics; these skills are used in more ways than simply with Toys For Boys as Danilo Diaz Granados also works in the investment industry for the FCP financial group. Granados also looks to give a glimpse into how best to invest in the future through his own blog that looks at how the technology and luxury lifestyle industries are evolving in the 21st century.
For those unfamiliar with the man, following will be a brief rundown of his most notable exploits, starting with his bet against sub-prime mortgages in 2008. Bass saw a market bubble heading for implosion. He was so sure of himself that he invested accordingly and when September rolled around in 2008, he made a fortune. This fortune catapulted him to international financial media celebrity, and since then Kyle Bass has been sure not to miss a chance at influencing the market through his media appearances. The second thing he’s known for is CAD, the Coalition for Affordable Drugs, which forces big ticket pharmaceutical agencies to drop their prices. Ostensibly for the sick, these price drops ultimately gut pharmaceutical stock, allowing Bass to short sell and make additional millions. Meanwhile the sick lose future breakthroughs when the pharmaceuticals producing their medication are subsequently forced to curtail R&D funding. The last notable feature of Bass’ career is his relationship to Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, socialist despot of Argentina.
With all that as predicate, Bass’ recent booking as a speaker at the New Establishment Summit of 2016 is interesting to say the least. The Summit takes place annually, and this year will be held in San Francisco on October 19th and 20th. It will feature other high profile speakers as well, among them the CEO of Amazon.com and the Vice President of Apple. Every year the Summit brings together industry leaders in areas of technology, media, and finances.
Kyle Bass’ involvement in this Summit says a lot about the financial ethic which undergirds what is called the “Establishment” today. Given that Kyle Bass regularly makes his money from undercutting successful organizations and financial powers, it seems as though said establishment supports his financial leanings. Another factor that could be involved is Bass’ perspective on China, who he thinks will enter economic decline due to their own financial bubble’s implosion either by the end of 2016, or within the next two to three years.
Sam Tabar is a successful entrepreneur and a prominent capital specialist. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Oxford University. Sam then proceeded to the Columbia Law School, where he graduated with a Masters of Law. He was then employed as an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP. He used to counsel the firm’s clients on hedge fund formation and structure, investment management agreements, side letters, regulatory and compliance issues, private placement memoranda, and employment issues.
Sam Tabar later joined Sparx Group Co. / PMA Investment Advisors in 2004. He was soon promoted to become the Managing Director and Co-Head of Business Development.
Sam has also worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as Director and Head of Capital Strategy. He provided fund managers with targeted introductions to institutional investors such as pensions, endowments, funds of funds, foundations, and family offices. Sam Tabar rejoined the legal sphere in 2013 and joined Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP but left them in 2014.
FullCycle Energy Fund named Sam Tabar as their new Chief Operating Officer (COO) in December 2015. Mr. Tabar new responsibility lies in the management of the company’s fund strategy. FullCycle Energy Fund was formed in 2013.
The primary purpose of its formation was to assist in financing and own projects that revolutionize the relationship with waste. Their goal was to convert a costly environmental problem into a clean and valuable fuel that can be used to generate electricity around various communities in the world. The company’s mission is to invest their funds into a new and retrofit traditional generation plants to reduce costs. In this way, they can create environmental friendly fuels from Municipal Solid Waste.
Sam Tabar said that he was delighted to take the role of COO of the company and that he looked forward to working with the talented senior leaders of the company towards achieving their mission. He was excited by his new job.