Mike Baur: Empowering Swiss Startups for the Global Market

Did you know that Switzerland is a leader in Fintech innovation, and provides excellent conditions for entrepreneurs to thrive? It is a world-renowned center for digitization of the financial sector. The desire to see startups succeed in the Swiss Fintech industry is what drove Mike Baur to start the Swiss Start-Up Factory.

 

Mike Baur was born in Switzerland and has 20 years’ experience in the Swiss banking sector. Baur holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Rochester in New York as well as an Executive MBA from the University of Bern. In 2014, Mike Baur left the banking industry to start the Swiss Start-Up Factory.

 

The Swiss Start-Up Factory (SSUF) focuses on running incubator and accelerator programs for IT startups in Zurich. It is an independent and privately financed company. Once the startup is selected for the program, SSUF identifies and rectifies all the issues that need to be addressed on to ensure success. On completion of the three-month program, startups can penetrate the global market successfully.

 

Mike Baur founded SSUF with the aim of supporting young entrepreneurs. This vision has attracted interest from several people and companies who share the same vision. Michael Hartweg recently sold his stake in Leonteq and joined SSUF as an investor and coach. Hartweg plans to select, evaluate and coach startups that have the potential to attract investors.

 

SSUF has also collaborated with Goldbach, a company that deals in Digital Marketing. The two companies ran a Digital Media Acceleration Program for five startups. These five startups completed the program recently, and have since penetrated the market successfully.

 

CTI Invest, a leading financial platform for Swiss startups, has not been left behind. As part of the collaboration, Jean-Pierre Vuilleumier joined SSUF from CTI. He is now a managing partner as well as a member of the core team. CTI has partnered with SSUF to run an event called the Swiss Startup Day. This event will take place on October 24 and 25, 2016. Startups will experience best practices workshops, panels, pitching battles and keynote speeches.

 

Mike Baur has made a name for himself in the Swiss startup industry. He supports several startups, both as a mentor and a financier. Baur also spends a lot of time with young entrepreneurs at various forums.

 

Mike Baur has a passion for the growth and development of local startups. He is behind the success of SSUF. He inspires young people to build successful businesses that can make thrive in the global market. By investing in the youth, Mike Baur has invested in the future of Switzerland.

The Growth Of Manhattan’s Rental Offices is Not Going Unnoticed

 

Why are coworking spaces so important to the future of the workplace? Independent and freelance workers are growing in numbers in today’s workplace, and as this continues there just won’t be as much need for cubicles and supervisors running around reminding their workers about deadlines. But there will always be a need for a social environment where independent business owners can meet new clients or expand their customer base. They might even run their own business but work for a peer as well, and that’s a common thing at coworking spaces. Working from home will always be an option, but coworking spaces provide things you may not have at home.

 

Some work from home jobs require private phone lines and office equipment that can be expensive to purchase. At coworking spaces you can get access to this equipment as part of your monthly rent there, and you don’t have to worry about installing it yourself. Working from home can also lead to loneliness, but at coworking spaces you’ll have people around to bounce ideas off of, or motivate you to keep getting your work done. You’ll also have access to much faster internet, and if the power goes out the building probably has a generator that will turn on allowing you to keep doing your work. And you can still take vacation or sick days whenever you need to. Coworking spaces are starting up everywhere, but New York offices for rent are increasing in number at coworking spaces in downtown NYC.

 

Workville is one such coworking space where you can find luxurious New York offices for rent along with many amenities and features. You can get to Workville from many transportation hubs in Manhattan, and you won’t have to walk far to get to local shops and retail outlets. Workville’s New York offices for rent are furnished and allow you to work in private, and you can even get a dedicated desk for an extra fee. If you don’t need a private office, you can rent lounge spaces. Workville also has coffee makers, printers and copiers, mail service, conference rooms, and terraces offering a great view of the city. You can find out more or request a tour at http://workvillenyc.com/category/co-working/.

Healthy Hair Is Easy With These Tips And A Little Help From WEN

The world is full of advice when it comes to growing and maintaining healthy hair, but what is it that really counts? Do you condition? Or maybe use an oil treatment? Is there some new fad product that will fix your hair overnight? Or maybe, just maybe it comes down to some simple steps and a good product.

There really are just a few steps that need to be followed to keep and maintain health hair. Remember that it is, in fact, healthy to lose hair on a daily basis. Most women lose roughly 100-150 hairs per day, don’t take those stray strands as a bad sign when, in fact, it is completely normal. Hair care routines often begin with a washing, and while some people like to wash daily, this is absolutely not necessary. If you want to, feel free and use conditioner to prevent drying out, but otherwise, every other day is perfectly healthy for hair. Remember to always rinse the conditioner out with cold water, this is good for both hair strength and shine. Start your routine by carefully combing wet hair, this is the state where hair is at its most fragile point and can break easily. Stylist recommend a broad toothed comb run through the hair gently. Try to avoid heat on your hair as often as possible. Numerous methods are available online for curling hair without the use of a curling iron, and if you are blessed with bobbing curls, enjoy letting your natural you shine through.

One of the hottest and healthiest products on the market is WEN hair by Chaz. The brand sells a wide array of products that work for any hairstyle around and often help increase the bounce and shine of hair. One of their key products is the Cleansing Conditioner. This product goes against all you’ve been told when it comes to hair care, but it delivers big on bounce, shine, and overall healthy hair. WE hair 5-in-1 formula takes place of shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler, and leave-in conditioner. It gets hair thoroughly clean without any lather or harmful sulfates, and leaves your hair moist, bouncy, and healthy.

The Guthy Renker produced WEN line by Chaz Dean (https://chazdean.com/store.aspx) is a unique approach to hair care. Chaz Dean is a Los Angeles Stylist that has clientele, and after working in the industry he began working on a line to help improve the overall health of hair. His line is a revolutionary way to cleanse hair without buildup of any kind and leaving hair silky, soft, and full of body. He has created numerous lines in many fragrances that all cleanse by conditioning Visit the Wen hair facebook for more details.

 

George Soros uses his money to battle Trump

George Soros seems more politically engaged than he’s been since the time of the Bush Administration, according to a recent report in Politico. That could be because the stakes of this year’s election are strikingly high. The democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton is facing off against a decidedly illiberal Donald Trump as the Republican nominee. Trump has a warm relationship with Russian Strongman Vladimir Putin, he wants to build a wall along the U.S.’s southern border with Mexico, ban Muslims from entering the country, and strike down the First Amendment. The latest news is that he didn’t pay income taxes for 18 years.

Soros might not be a young man anymore, but the 85-year-old billionaire is using his money to help defeat the dangerous Trump. Indeed, Soros has claimed that Trump is, “doing the work of ISIS,” by stoking fear in the American electorate on politico.com.

The Hungarian-born Soros is based in New York, where he made his fortune in high-risk currency trading on Bloomberg. He uses his wealth to bankroll causes he cares about, including religious tolerance, criminal justice issues, and immigration reform. All issues of which Trump is hostile.

Soros, consequently, has pledged more than $25 million to Hillary Clinton, along with other Democratic candidates, to make sure the Republicans cannot achieve their goals, according to interviews Politico has done with Democratic operatives and those close to George Soros. The billionaire has already donated $7 million to one Clinton super PAC, and democratic officials say he’s deciding whether to give another $3 million. He’s also given a cool $5 million to a liberal super PAC that helps get out the Latino vote in swing states, which overwhelmingly favors Clinton.

Soros is also fighting voting restrictions by donating $5 million to a group that seeks to defeat restrictive voting on twitter.com, a conservative cause of recent years. Not to be outdone, he’s so far donated $1.5 million this year to Planned Parenthood Votes, a super PAC that advocates for abortion rights.

Soros’ relationship with the Clintons stretches back at least 25 years to the first Clinton Administration. Soros had planned to attend last summer’s Democratic National Convention, but was hamstrung by volatility in European financial markets. The philanthropist, worth a reported $24.9 billion, felt he needed to keep a watchful eye on his investments.

The Democratic Party’s leadership see Soros’ injection of money as a harbinger of good things to come. They think Soros can jump start the giving of other wealthy liberal philanthropists.

Soros, however, doesn’t only spend his largess on American political causes. He’s donated around $13 billion over the last thirty years to groups and foundations that seek to defend human rights, democratize Eastern Europe, and expand educational and healthcare opportunities for people in developing countries.

Thor Halvorssen crusades against North Korean Dictatorship

Thor Halvorssen’s got a major goal these days: helping to take down North Korea’s dictatorship and freeing the North Korean people.

Thor Halvorssen, 39, is the president of The Human Rights Foundation, a New York-based NGO that launched in 2005 to address human rights issues across the developing world.

Indeed, human rights issues runs deep in his family. He’s descended from leaders of Latin America’s 19th century independence movements, and his father was held as a political prisoner in his native Venezuela.

Halvorssen joins forces with dissidents and defectors to stand up against tyrannical dictators. What’s more, he takes funding from both left wing and right wing organizations, because he thinks it will help his cause. With his organization, where he leads a staff of twelve, he stands against dictators of all political shades, be it Augusto Pinochet, or Fidel Castro.

The Human Rights Foundation’s main event is the Oslo Freedom Forum, where large donors get to mix with dissidents and activists and potentially recruit them to their cause.

But North Korea is what drives him most of all. It’s a country that misappropriated international aid it was given to deal with a terrible famine in the ‘90’s, conducts nuclear tests, kidnaps foreigners, sinks South Korean ships, and terrorizes individuals beyond its reach.

According to HRF, Thor Halvorssen and his team organize hackathons for North Korean defectors to infiltrate regime websites, and think up all sorts of ways to smuggle contraband (USB drives, South Korean magazines, Hollywood movies, banned books) into the country.

Plus, Halvorssen aims to send copies of the move “The Interview,” which parodies Dictator Kim Jong-un, into North Korea by balloon. In response, the North Korean regime has threatened to kill him.

Near the Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea, the team inflates the 30-foot high balloons that carry bundles of media.

They’re set to be time-released over North Korea, where people starve for information from the outside world.

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Mike Baur’s Take On Switzerland’s Entrepreneurial Sector

Swiss Start-Up Factory was launched in 2004. It has its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. The firm looks for thriving and ambitious entrepreneurs. Once they locate them, they provide them with exciting opportunities. Swiss Start-Up Factory has a strong network in Switzerland and around the globe. They run an accelerator program that runs for three months. During the program, the entrepreneurs receive coaching and mentoring from the Swiss Start-Up Factory team. As part of growing their business, they are given an office space in the heart of Zurich and an entrepreneurial network to enable them accomplishes their targets.

Mike Baur is the Co-Founder and the Managing Partner of Swiss Start-Up Factory. He founded the company to support young entrepreneurs specialize in digital technologies. Mike Baur has extensive experience in the Swiss banking industry. He is a former banker at Clariden and Sallfort. He was responsible for raising funds and financing rounds at the Swiss Start-Up Factory.

In a recent interview, Mike said it was a tough decision to leave his successful banking career that had spun almost 20 years. He stated that the reason he left was that he felt at 40 years old, he could do something else. Mike had the desire to do something different and completely crazy unlike private banking, which he considers very traditional. He also said his entrepreneurial spirit forced him out of the banking industry and pushed him in the direction of starting the Swiss Start-Up Factory.

Mike Baur decided to give his company the word factory at the end for two main reasons. His first reason is that he wants to build up and help create new Swiss companies. He said the first step in manufacturing the new businesses was prototyping and accelerating. Then the next stage was shaping and proving the concept. The other reason Mike gave was that young people have to work harder. He noticed that the young population in Switzerland is a little bit lazy.

Mike distinguishes the Swiss Start-Up Factory from other incubators because they are fully invested, and they are independent. He views Switzerland as the most innovative country in the world but is puzzled that there are few successful Swiss companies. Mike pinpoints a shortage of investment, lack of professionalism, and poor execution of plans as the reason why there exist few successful Swiss companies. He believes that passion and hard work are important factors to becoming successful.

 

 

M&A Advisor Award Finalist: Madison Street Capital

The investment trade journal, M&A Advisor, has recently announced that Madison Street Capital is a finalist for their 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards on Wall Street. The Advisor revealed that Madison Street was nominated under two categories: ‘International and Industrials Deal of the Year’ and ‘Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year.’

The ‘Boutique’ award recognized Madison Street’s facilitation of Dowco’s acquisition of Acuna & Asociados S.A. These awards are great indicators of the health and financial progress of a commercial investment house, great deal making, recognition of the firm’s achievements and contributions. This M&A was led by Karl D’Cunha, Senior Managing Director at Madison Street Capital.

D’Cunha said the deal assisted Madison Street’s long-term client, Dowco, in buying Acuna & Asociados S.A. He said the firm is honored to even be in the running for the Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year – International award.  D’Cunha indicated that this acquisition was quite complicated and had a lot of ‘moving parts’ involved. He said it felt really great to be recognized for the achievement. The finalists and winners of the awards will be officially announced on November 9, 2016, at the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala held at the New York Athletic Club.

Madison Street Capital, LLC, is a leading investment bank service that serves to provide finance advice to their corporate clients. their M&A professional expertise covers all the valuation and financial options needed to merge or acquire both private and public companies.

They have helped clients do complex M&A transactions, raise capital, and complete ownership transfers.  Their clients from all over the Earth trust them, because of Madison Street’s incorruptible high professionalism. This story was originally reported on benzinga.com.

The Brown Modeling Agency Prepares Young Women for the Industry Professionally and Beneficially

Believe it or not, but becoming a model is sometimes more simple than people think. Of course, most agencies prefer models to be nearly six feet tall and beautiful naturally, but the general process of reaching that model status is fairly simple and includes points such as:

Getting Discovered

Imagine simply going to school for the day and witnessing somebody you have never seen before in the hallway standing around with the principal or a popular teacher. You do not think much of it, but you are suddenly approached by this person and they are asking you if you have ever considered modeling. Usually, you do not need to decide on the spot and will receive a card with that recruiter’s information. The same concept applies to cruising the mall or any public place.

Moving to a Fashionable Area

A good portion of the country is fairly small and far from bursting with excitement. Women who desire to become a model often need to consider their location and adjust it accordingly by moving to a more fashionable area.

Discovering An Agency and Sending a Picture

If there is a modeling agency in proximity to where you are or will soon be, consider sending them a picture and some general information about yourself. The requirements for certain agencies are often easily found online, but it is fairly concise that agencies desire clean-cut models free from too much makeup and hair products. Muster up the courage to take a natural picture of yourself to send in!

The Brown Agency is currently dominating the industry when it comes to recruiting new models and pairing them with some of the biggest names in the modeling, fashion, and beauty industries.

The Brown Agency is responsible for coinciding with the ideals of the modeling industry, but they have put their own twist on the art itself. With a profound belief that these young women are impressionable, The Brown Agency makes it the mission of the company to guarantee that the girls have an understanding of how edgy this industry is and how it is sometimes cruel. Their preparation of these young models builds their self-esteem, courage, and allows them to make it in an often impossible industry.

Laidlaw & Company Is Great For Planning To Play

I know that I am someone who is not known as being a fun person, but the problem is that I need money to do the things that I really think are fun. I have been able to save a lot of money using Laidlaw & Company, and I got to talk to James Ahern and Matthew Eitner about the things I like to do for fun.

I had to ask them how I was going to save all this money, and they gave me a plan that I thought was really worth it. I started to save in two different places so that I would have the money for the hunting and the money for retirement. They are separate so that I can live my dream while I am waiting to retire, and then I will still have more money to spend when I actually retire. I already live a simple lifestyle, but it helps to have money to do what I think is right.

Everyone who is like me and has a very nice hobby they enjoy needs to remember that they have to be sure they have talked with an investment firm like Laidlaw & Company. They got me together in minutes with the right broker for this, and they made it very easy for me to get the help that I needed. I am spending a lot of money on retirement to make sure I have filled up my account, and I can get that money out when I need.

Business advices to women by Susan McGalla

Having a successful business and becoming a successful business entrepreneur is each and everyone’s dream. Susan McGalla is one of the successful businesswomen in the business corporate world. Being the executive consultant in the United States Susan can be said to be one of the high performing business woman in the business world. Susan McGalla has an extensive marketing experience that has attracted notability in the business platform. Having given success advices to women in their work places, Susan says a good numbers of women have made to the top of their careers in different fields. Due to equality gender in the corporate world on Bitsylink.com, women have to overwhelm the challenges that come up with the business platforms.

Most powerful women have therefore proved to the world that they can be efficient leaders and they are able to take up any challenge. This is because women are known to blend in to the community and show their personality under the roles they are given to handle. Therefore, in the business world women are also said to be the best managing directors in their careers. According to Susan McGalla, the business world has had powerful business women that have risen to the top. This has therefore changed the myth that business platform was a no go zone for women. These have therefore taken business women like Susan McGalla to show their abilities and experience in the business world sector. These women are then known to be excellent role models to the other women willing to get in top of their careers.

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These therefore have increased the management skills and other factors in the position they have. Having then created a good networking platform trust has been earned between women and the corporate business world. According to Susan McGalla, she knows what it takes to be on top of the business career. For Susan passion, hard work and confidence are one among the main things that one needs to have in life. For Susan McGalla, she understands that nothing comes on a sliver platter. Therefore one should work hard in order to identify their potential and powerfulness in their careers. This is then done by setting one’s mind to greatness and the ability to get the priceless commodity in the world on Pittsburgh.cbslocal.com. Therefore with the willingness and hard work, one is then guaranteed to get where they opt to be in their life and careers.