Mike Baur, the co-founder of Swiss Startup Factory and the current director of Swiss Startup Association, is committed incubating the Swiss startup industry. Through the company and the association, which he co-founded, he hopes to remodeled and challenge the conventional model that has been used in the sector not only in Switzerland but also globally. Towards this end, the company has dedicated significant towards overcoming some of the major challenges faced by startups: finances to run their operations, an office space to work in, networking to reach the targeted market and mentorship or coaching. These challenges usually arise from the conventional model of startup management where they are not supported despite serving as important conveyor belts for technological developments and innovative various innovative ideas across various spheres of life.
Under the leadership of Mike Baur and the company’s co-founders, Swiss Startup Factory offers the young enthusiasts financial support, which they can use to support their various activities. Additionally, they are mentored and coached to equip them important business management skills and knowledge. The new model and philosophy of startup management also includes an office space to operate in and networking platform where they can meet professionals and entrepreneurs in various fields and industries and other startup enthusiasts. This is a three-month support program offered to the candidates the company picks through various platforms. Mike Baur plays an integral role in the selection of these startups as he is the judge in some of the startup contests the company organizes across learning institutions to select the candidates.
Mike Baur’s Career and Education Profile
Before taking up startup development acceleration and incubation, Mike Baur had a successful career spanning over two decades in the banking sector in Switzerland. His career in the Swiss banking sector began with a junior banker position. He built on his early experience to grow his professional profile in the industry. Before leaving the industry in 2014 to co-found Swiss Startup Factory, he had risen through ranks in the corporate world to become an established banker. During his career, he worked for multinational banks with global outlook. After playing a significant role in the founding of Swiss Startup Association, Mike Baur was appointed as the association’s director while he is actively engaged in the management of Swiss Startup Factory. He is an alumnus of University of Rochester where he graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree. He also holds an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from University of Berne.
George Soros is a hedge fund investor and billionaire who has funded several liberal and anti-totalitarian causes around the globe. In a recent Fox News program by Glenn Beck, George Soros is wrongly depicted as an anti-Semitic individual. However, this news coverage of Soros was taken completely out of context in a bid to discredit the Philanthropic Billionaire.
How Soros Survived the Nazi Occupation
George Soros Nazi was born in Budapest, Hungary in the year 1930. When he turned 14 years old, his home country (Hungary) was overrun by the German occupation that targeted Jews and imposed Adolf Hitler’s totalitarian governance. At this young age, Soros faced great danger since he was a Jew and had to survive the occupation as best as he could.
Soros was able to survive because his father managed to secure fake identification documents for the whole family. During the occupation, Soros had to use charm and luck to survive capture and torture. The 14 year old Soros acted as a messenger for the Jewish Council of Budapest. He passed messages for the elderly council members who were too old and frail to fight back. They were reduced to reassuring their fellow Jews that everything was going to be alright.
Soros was given the role of alerting fellow Jews to surrender themselves at designated collection points. However, the young teenager instead acted in defiance. He has reiterated that it was his father who influenced him to resist the occupation as best and canny as he could.
And Now: Anti-Semitism
Emigration to England
Soros was able to escape Hungary and travel through Europe before eventually landing in England. His main aim of choosing England as his destination was to study at the famous London School of Economics. It was at the school that he discovered that he had a knack for the financial markets. He was able to secure a scholarship and finish his course.
In 1956, he secured a job on Wall Street. While in the U.S. he was joined by his parents who had been exiled from Hungary after the Soviet Union defeated the Hungarian Revolution. By then, Soros had become a guru in the financial markets and had started amassing riches for himself. He eventually made billions from the world of currency and stock speculation.
Today, the American-Hungarian national is ranked number 35 by Forbes Magazine’s list of richest individuals globally. In addition, he is quite passionate about philanthropy and charity work. To date, he has given out a huge chunk of his fortune to various global initiatives. He opened the first Open Society Foundations office in Budapest in 1984. To date, the Open Society machinery has been his main philanthropy focus.
Soros has supported a number of civil-society movements against the former Soviet Union and many other pro-democracy movements around the world. He was also instrumental in ensuring the end of European Communism. In America, Soros spent millions in support of the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and John Kerry. He has also funded liberal advocacy groups and policy institutes.
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For many people, it’s easy to get caught up in the workplace or focus on problems in their life that could cause a lot of stress or burnout. The Midas Legacy has given its members information on how they can engage in exercises and spiritual routines that can help clear the mind and relieve stress. They also have information out on healthy diets and natural cures for illnesses. The Midas Legacy believes in individual happiness as a big part of being financially successful and independent in life.
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Majeed Ekbal has start a relief fund for the Nepal earthquakes. His campaign on GoFundMe has a goal to raise $10,000. The people of Nepal really need help with food, shelter, clothes, medicine, and other resources in the aftermath of these devastating earthquakes.
Majeed Ekbal is hoping to raise enough money to help the people of Nepal. He believes in helping others in need. Especially with humanitarian efforts such as this one. This is why he feels that it is important to try and raise funds to help This cause is also very important to Majeed Ekbal because he has friends in Nepal.
Majeed Ekbal has a background in Marketing and Business Development with more than 15 years of experience. Over the last 5 years, he has pivoted his career towards humanitarian efforts. His desire and compassion to help others in need is what drives him to want to raise funds and do work in areas where there have been natural disasters or in countries where adequate resources are not readily available. He strives to make a difference in these areas of the world by creating fundraising efforts that will bring for the economic resources necessary to provide aid and improve living conditions
He is the President of a company called Expresso, which is a grocery delivery company in the Chicago area. They work with other stores in the area to allow customers to be able to shop for groceries from the comfort of their home or office. The orders are then fulfilled and delivered to the customer within a certain delivery time window. Majeed believes that is going to revolutionize the way that customers do their grocery shopping. It will eliminate much of the time that people spend traveling to and from the grocery store, doing the actual shopping, and then coming home and unloading their purchases.
— Majeed Ekbal (@MajeedEkbal) January 19, 2016
Ekbal is using his marketing and business skills to be able to help consumers make the most of their shopping experience while spending he least amount of time as possible. Customers are able to place their order and sit back and relax. Expresso does all the work for them. They can even have their groceries delivered to their office and Expresso delivery agents will load their order into their car for them. All they have to do is drive home and put their order away.