Mike Baur can be acknowledged as one of the most successful businessmen and entrepreneurs in Switzerland. He is the esteemed co-founder and managing partner of Swiss Startup factory which was began in 2014. Baur had established his career path earlier in his growth and decided to work in the banking sector. Here, he set out to work for over 20 years while working with various organizations that included Clariden Leu and UBS. After some time, he saw that he could major his knowledge in startup companies and made a shift before coming up with the idea of co-founding Swiss Startup Factory. With the help of two partners, Oliver Walzer and Max Meister, Baur successfully began his own startup company.
What Swiss Start Factory does is providing services like mentoring, financing, coaching, office spaces and access to big investors and entrepreneurial networks for all interested individuals. Swiss Startup Factory has employed individuals sharing the same ideas and have the ability of creating and sharing ideas. Baur’s aim for the company is to provide young, talented and performing entrepreneurs in Switzerland. Baur took the initiative of participating at the START Summiteer as a jury member. This was a startup pitching contest held at the University of St. Galen. Swiss Startup Factory partnered with CTI and in 2016, Baur got to be named as the deputy managing director of CTI invest.
Baur takes the initiative of training young individuals in becoming successful entrepreneurs in future. He shows them on how they can attain the entrepreneurial skills they so wish, to have so that they may freely venture into entrepreneurship. Baur has taken the initiative of supporting some Swiss Startup both financially and through mentoring them as well. He is esteemed as one of the most successful business people. His love for financing can be traced back to when he was a young boy. He enjoyed entrepreneurship and sought to do what he enjoys. Baur was 39 years of age when he teamed up with his partners to begin the Swiss Startup Factory. He holds an MBA from the University of Rochester, New York and an Executive MBA from the University of Bern. His journey started off when he began investing in startup companies before coming up with the idea of establishing Swiss Startup Factory. He has led his company through accelerator programs with Goldback Group in the year 2016. His career journey was recorded beginning from Swiss banking to entrepreneurship and startup.
Hussain Ali Habib Sajwani, United Arab Emirates entrepreneur, is the founder and CEO and chairman of the Board of DAMAC Properties. Sajwani specialized in Economics in his degree in business from the University of Washington. He joined GASCO as a Contracts Manager, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. Hussain Sajwani later decided to found his own business, the current DAMAC Properties Company.
Sajwani started the residential real estate company,DAMAC Properties, in 2002 whose headquarter is in Dubai after his hard work and determination to have a company of his own. DAMAC started as a food catering company serving the Middle East, Northern Africa and Europe. In 1990, his company was the main food supplier to the U.S military. Hussain Sajwani still owns the food service firm supplying food globally.
Sajwani’s target market was the non-Emiratis after a law was passed by the Dubai government allowing foreigners to own property in the Emirate. DAMAC started its operations in the real estate industry by selling assets to the non-Emiratis. DAMAC Properties is one of the best luxury leisure, residential and commercial property developers. DAMAC has delivered more than 18,500 homes 13,000 hotel units and 40,000 units are in progress to be on the market.
The Damac owner has both business and family friend relationship with the U.S president, Donald Trump. Hussain Sajwani family and Donald Trump are hoping to enhance their trade relationship via the trump organization, Donald Trump real estate firm. The two business personalities have already partnered in developing Trump International Golf Club making $ 2 billion in sales and are also working in the Trump World Golf Course which will start operating in 2018.
Hussain Sajwani and DAMAC have supported a vast array of philanthropic events. Hussain Sajwani donated AED 2 million to provide clothing to more than 50,000 children during a launch by the Ruler of Dubai. DAMAC Properties in the UAE compassion campaign contributed AED 1 Million to support refugees in Lebanon and Jordan. DAMAC Properties is passionate about providing dream homes and luxurious buildings their worldwide clients.
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In August 2006, InnovaCare Health in Puerto Rico announced that Penelope Kokkinides joined their executive team as chief administrative officer. President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Shinto, M.D. stated that her expertise with Medicare and Medicaid programs would prove invaluable to the Medicare Advantage plan company. Before joining InnovaCare, Kokkinides held executive positions at Centerlight HealthCare, Touchstone Health and AmeriChoice. Kokkinides earned a B.S. degree from Binghamton University, majoring in both classical languages and biological sciences. She earned two M.S. degrees, one in social work from New York University and one in public health from Columbia University. Read more about Rick on Businesswire.
Shinto’s educational background and job history is equally impressive. After earning his medical degree from the State University of New York and an M.B.A. from the University of Redlands, Shinto practiced medicine as a pulmonologist and an internist. Later, Rick Shinto served as the chief medical officer at Cal Optima Health Plan, Medical Pathways Management Company and NAMM. In 2014, Shinto received the Access to Caring Award at Western University of Health Sciences annual gala the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. Accepting his award, Shinto said, “In Puerto Rico, we’ve been dedicated to integrating behavioral health and medical care into the lives of our more than 200,000 seniors. Over the past several years our company has been able to introduce new strategies to enhance the quality and access to care to a population that has been plagued by poverty, by lack of education, and a shortage of health care providers.”
Kokkinides traveled to the White House in April 2017 to participate in a roundtable discussion hosted by Donald Trump and CMS Administrator Seema Verma, where she conferred with the seven other participants about federal healthcare legislation. As any dedicated executive would do, Kokkinides advocated for increasing the funding for Medicare Advantage in Puerto Rico.
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In Puerto Rico, InnovaCare Health operates physician practice services as well as MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare Choice, the island’s leading Medicare Advantage plans, serving more than 200,000 men and women. Both Medicare Advantage plans earned the Commendable Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance; no other Medicare Advantage plans in Puerto Rico can make such a claim.
Dating apps have become a popular way to meet people and look for relationships with todays younger generations. Whitney Wolfe’s Bumble is one of the newer yet widely successful apps on the market. What separates Bumble from other apps is the unique option it gives users when setting up their profiles. They get to decide if they want to use the app for dating or specifically for Bumble BFF. The BFF option is strictly for making friends, whether you’re out traveling or wants some new besties to add to your circle in your hometown.
In addition to the launch of Bumble BFF, Bumble is set to open a sweet new spot called The Hive. The Hive will serve as a place for coffee dates, friends hanging out after work for a drink, or anyone who simply wants to check it out. The New York City hangout will offer both a full alcohol and coffee bar but with limited hours. They will only be open from Thursday’s through Sunday’s. As of right now, The Hive is a temporary meet up spot expected to last just one month and during that time all proceeds will go to charity.
Whitney Wolfe, founder and CEO of Bumble, is the mastermind behind The Hive. She initially created this app as a way for women to have the opportunity to choose who they want to date. The way Bumble is set up, women are the ones who get to hit like, only after that they will show up in the men’s feed. This is what sets it apart from many other dating apps. Whitney Wolfe’s site also has the option to be used in BIZZ or BFF mode.
Due to Whitney Wolfe’s unique and trending work in the social media world, she has won many awards and recognitions. Her most recent was being named one of Forbes 30 Under 30. Whitney Wolfe has been in the tech field for many years and continues to invent new app ideas every day.