Mike Baur is a lucky man. He always had a strong sense of who he was and what he wanted to do in life and was able to achieve success in the Swiss banking system, but instead of resting on his laurels and enjoying life as a bank executive, he began something new. Baur and two friends started the Swiss Start Up Factory in 2014. Now in his 40s he offers young entrepreneurs opportunities to turn their ideas into profitable businesses.
There is a revolution taking place in the business world today. It is financial technology or more simply, fintech. Inspired by the revolutionary concept, and the great success of PayPal. This electronic transfer of monies is the realm of these creative, innovative software and application designers who are attempting to refine and modify programs and applications for future use by millions in the financial area.
Baur realized how difficult it is for start-ups to develop their ideas, applications, or products and devised a method for brilliant ideas from creative teams to receive funding, office space, staff and mentoring. Successful applicants will receive first round financing and the benefits of being associated with the Swiss Start Up Factory in exchange for 10 percent of their young and hopefully growing businesses.
Baur holds MBAs from the University of Rochester in New York and the University of Bern.
Baur and his SSUF is joining forces with FUSION, a company specializing in collaborative efforts with talented fintech developers to provide innovative products in the financial services area.
FUSION has received academic sponsorship from the top engineering research institutes in the world. The association with FUSION will further expand the SSUF throughout Europe and beyond.
The Swiss Start Up Factory operates a three-month-long Startup Accelerator program in which applicants receive a platform of services. Applicants receive a very generous round of financing for development, coaching and mentoring from successful executives like Baur, and they even have at their disposal the office space needed by all companies both old and new in downtown Zurich. The SSUF program offers applicants an extensive entrepreneurial network to aid in their future development.
Sources: Accelerators from Zurich
Recently furnituretoday.com published a bit of writing concerning new reputation management software for retailers of durable goods who operate independently. On August 23rd, 2016, it was announced RWS (Retailer Web Services) would release an industry-specific reputation management platform. This announcement happened at the launch of WebFronts Review, the title of the software, which took place at the Fall National Convention of Mega Group USA. After an exceptional keynote address that familiarized onlookers with the topic, WebFronts Review was presented in detail, including core tenants of the new software’s functionality.
According to OnlineReputationReviews.com, it appears the chief advantage of RWS’ new software is the ability to take hold of potential power which rests in positive reviews. There has been a marked increase in the visibility of online reviews, which makes this measure all the more effective–at least that’s what Jennie Gilbert, the COO of RWS, seemed to indicate in recent remarks. The data recommending reviews as a source of reputation-increasing power comes from a survey of 1,400+ consumers. The survey concerned the use of online reviews as a means of making shopping decisions. Results gave RWS reference points to design its software, which now operates under several industry “best practices”. These practices include Monitoring review sites, Alerting retailers of new reviews, Responding to those reviews with crafted responses designed such that either positive or negative reviews may be catered to, Soliciting feedback post-purchase from customers automatically, and Sharing good reviews on social media automatically via their software.
RWS was founded roughly ten years ago in Arizona, and has been continuously providing exceptional solutions in Reputation Management Software throughout that time. As social media increasingly begins to dominate everyday life, this kind of technology is likely to become more prevalent. Even Jennie Gilbert of RWS acknowledges that refraining from getting involved with some form of reputation management software is a bad idea. Beyond growth opportunities, reputation management software provides competitive advantage. As a result it is quickly becoming the modus operandi of businesses optimizing their social media content. Given the ubiquity of its spread, this new digital defense strategy definitely has strong believers.
The Kaballah Centre is a place where everyone can learn how to find where God is, but it is different for every person. People are coming there to work with the Berg family to find out where God might even be, and they want to be sure that they will be able to sit in silence if that is what they need. There are many people who want to come to an office of the Kaballah Centre to learn with all the books that the Berg family has collected.
They also want to be sure that they can give people guidance where they need it. There is no actual religion so much as there is a way for people to do their own seeking for what they think God is. The Berg family children are now the leaders of the Kaballah Centre, and they are very good people to learn from. They have taken Kaballah very seriously for decades, and they want to offer a loving place where people can learn.
There are several Kaballah offices around the world, and each of them is a place that offers free thinking and meditation. The students come from around the world just to see where they find God.
It is very easy for people to feel like they are in the right place when they come to the Kaballah Centre, and they can learn about this kind of mysticism from someone who lives it every day. The Berg family seeks God just like everyone else, and they want to make sure that all their followers are given a place that makes them feel like they are at home. It is all about education, and that is why they do not push religion on anyone. It is an open society where people learn with what the Bergs have provided.
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Don Ressler has co-founded several successful startups including Intelligent Beauty, JustFab, Intermix, and FitnessHeaven.com. Ressler is currently the Co-Chief Executive Officer for Intelligent Beauty Inc. founded in 2006.
Don Ressler has earned a reputation as a business and brand-building guru because he generated $1 billion in sales and raised more than $100 million in capital for Internet companies. Ressler started his early Internet career consulting with businesses that wanted to take advantage of the online burgeoning space.
There are a few lessons and quotes Don Ressler learned that have made a significant impact in his personal life and how he runs his business. One of those lessons is that the key in business is to find the right partner to help you grow. A couple of quotes which Ressler governs his life by are “The best way to predict the future is to invent it” quote by Alan Kay, and “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect” quoted, Mark Twain.
Don Ressler met Adam Goldenberg (Co-CEO) when they both sold their companies to Intermix in 2001. Their friendship took off when News Corporation acquired Intermix in 2005. The two quickly started their business, Intelligent Beauty.
Don and Adam set up several brands as health and beauty market leaders and wanted to take their passion for health, beauty, and fashion to fuel an innovative personalized online shopping experience on internetretailer.com. They wanted to create this platform merging social interaction with fashion all at an affordable price.
From Intelligent Beauty in 2010 at http://www.entrepreneur.wiki/Don_Ressler, JustFab was created and received $33 million in funding from Matrix Partners, the US venture capital firm in 2011. They received another $76 million to help finance the expansion of the company to cover Germany, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
JustFab is a rapidly growing subscription-based service featuring curated monthly showrooms for fashion and design. The company’s membership base has grown from 1 million in 2011 to more than 10 million in 2016. JustFab has four brands under its umbrella which are JustFab, ShoeDazzle, Fabletics, and Fabkids.