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Mike Baur, a Swiss based entrepreneur and businessman, is also the co-founder and managing partner of the Swiss Startup Factory. Baur has more than 20 years of banking service in the Swiss banking industry. One of his prime responsibilities at the Factory is fundraising and then dispersing funds during the fundraising rounds.

 

Baur’s educational background includes earning a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Rochester New York and an Executive MBA from the University of Berne. His employment background includes more than twenty years with Charles Leu and Sallfort Bank.

 

The Swiss Startup Factory is an accelerator program based in Zurich, Switzerland. The Factory helps entrepreneurs focusing on the digital industry and provides opportunities to help establish them in the market place. The Factory offers a three month start-up program including the resources necessary such as office space and an entrepreneurial network. The program guides entrepreneurs and start-up’s a professional platform that takes them through a business driven program including establishing ambitious milestones.

 

Mr. Baur left the banking industry to begin investing in start-up companies. He decided he could do a much better job of assisting entrepreneurs and their start-ups through an official entity rather than just on his own. He works closely with the entrepreneurs offering real world experience and advice and helps them set the right course for their own success. His vast background of experience gives him a unique insight into what it takes to succeed.

 

Baur believes it is imperative to guide young entrepreneurs through the start-up process. It is easy to become discouraged and leave the project behind, but it is important to the economy and the community at large to help create new business that is successful in their endeavors. Baur provides not only his advice and experience, but also his encouragement. He shows entrepreneurs how to take a failure, no matter how large or small it may be and analyze it and make it right. He knows firsthand that often times dealing with something seen as a failure or a miscue in the process often ends up being a greater success.

 

As part of his work with the Factory, Baur led a partnership drive with CTI Invest and became the Deputy Managing Director of the entity. Baur also helped establish a partnership with Goldback Group, as well as Fintech Fusion. This further demonstrates his wide range of practical experience and knowledge base.

 

 

Jason Halpern: Real Estate Entrepreneur

JMH Development is one of the biggest developers in real estate to do business in the state of New York. Founder and Managing Partner, Jason Halpern, knows what it means to come from a long line of successful real estate developers. Having come from a family with more than 50 years of experience in real estate development, Halpern has a reputation to uphold for managing and constructing some of the top real estate in the country. Halpern has been involved in the building and construction of millions of apartment buildings, commercial buildings, and residential apartments as well. While a majority of Halpern’s development has been focused on Class A commercial buildings, Halpern has continued to put his time and effort into what is considered luxury real estate development.

 

Jason Halpern is a foreward thinking developer, and he has also been responsible for assisting in the development of historically significant properties that are also a significant part of history. Halpern’s greatest lesson from his family over the years has been to respect the community in which you work, ensuring that your work is consistent with the area around you and speaks to those who live in the community. This is one of the many guiding principles that Halpern has been able to focus on, and it has impacted him for the long-term in his approach to each development as he draws up the strategy.

Jason Halpern Real Estate Partner at Aloft Property

Outside of Halpern’s laser focus on his development firm, he also believes that it is critical to get involved in the community too. One particular cause to which Halpern is drawn is the Joel A. Halpern Trauma Center, located in West Chester, New York. This medical center is completely dedicated to urgent cases including open-heart surgery, emergency neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery cases, and trauma related to cases with severed or severely injured limbs. Burn victims are also an important part of the cause for which Halpern continues to focus on development in the city of New York.

Jason’s Working Network

Lastly, Halpern isn’t just the developer that has a passion for the medical side of a development, but he is also involved in endeavors that make clean water possible in places where water is not plentiful.

 

The fashion industry is a serious one and especially considering the stiff competition. However, Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg have combined fashion and fun to make it big in this industry. Their knowledge in the business enables them quickly spot trends and develop industry leading brands.

 

At age, Adam founded his first company Gamers Alliance which he sold three years later to Intermix Media, the mother company of MySpace. He quit high school and started following Intermix Company where he was the Vice President of Strategic Planning.

 

He became the youngest COO of a publicly trading company at age 20 when he was raised to be the Chief Operating Officer of Intermix. At this time, Don was an entrepreneur and brand building specialist and sold his company, fitnessheaven.com, to Intermix in 2001. He was successful in his endeavors and through sales, he was able to generate $1 billion and raise other $100 million capital for various internet companies.

 

Their Companies

 

The two became fast friends, and by the time News Corporation absorbed intermix in 2005, the two started their business. Intelligent Beauty was the company the duo started in 2006 which was an e-commerce brand incubator platform. They started several brands as health and beauty market leaders. They later felt it was time to start a more personalized shopping experience that would live online. They wanted to merge their social media with a cutting edge fashion but make it available at an affordable price.

 

Birth of JustFab

 

The pair worked hard on expanding Intelligent Beauty and set out on creating a personalized platform, hired style designer and consultants as well as building an attractive and affordable subscription model. The conceptualization gave birth to JustFab, a fashion and style community where members can receive shoes, handbags and personalized accessories for only $39.95 monthly.

 

JustFab is a parent company to many other membership-based fashion companies including Fabletics, ShoeDazzle, and FabKids. However, mid last year, the company changed its name from JustFab Inc. to TechStyle Fashion Group.

 

According to the company’s co-CEO Adam Goldenberg, the initial intention was to create a business where people shopped for trending fashion at an incredible price. The company had achieved that and had more so transformed into a brand-building platform. The new brand name was a way of capturing everything JustFab had become.

Adam Goldenberg, the co-CEO of JustFab is now changing the name that company to TechStyle Fashion Group. According to Business Insider, Goldenberg felt the name change was necessary because his company was looking to make strides in customer service improvement, and was incorporating big data usage in the customer experience as well. So TechStyle is now starting to become the bridge between fashion shopping and the latest technology developments. Goldenberg and his co-CEO Don Ressler had originally built the company to be for online shoppers, but they’ve seen the benefit of traditional stores where customers can try on the clothing, so there are now stores open in various locations in the US, and Goldenberg and Ressler plan to open more in the near future.

 

Before Goldenberg started this billion-dollar fashion gig, he was working for the parent company of MySpace. He had become a self-made businessman when he was only 15 years old, founding the company Gamer’s Alliance. Intermix Media, the MySpace company had become interested in it and they saw just how special Goldenberg’s talent was. So when he was only 20 years old, he became the company’s chief operating officer, the youngest ever to serve in that position on a publicly-traded company.

 

Adam Goldenberg became friends with another entrepreneur whose company had been bought out by Intermix Media, Don Ressler. Ressler and Goldenberg began to bounce business ideas off of each other, and soon they started founding several marketing brands while working for Intermix Media. These brands became pretty successful and soon MySpace was generating revenue. Unfortunately, News Corporation who bought out Intermix Media in 2005 didn’t take any interest in Goldenberg and Ressler’s companies, so the two men decided that year to leave the company. MySpace was in the midst of a boom that year, but in the long run this would pay off for the two men.

 

Goldenberg and Ressler had been exploring the health and beauty industry, and they started distributing products under a parent company called Intelligent Beauty. In 2010, they got into fashion and started up JustFab, which would later become TechStyle. JustFab became quite a hit in the fashion community with all the functions it hosted and the ideas that reached the ears of celebrities, most notably Kimora Lee Simmons and Kate Hudson who both adopted the company’s fashion line. JustFab also received venture capital funding from several companies including Josh Hannah’s Matrix Partners. Today JustFab runs not only in the US, but has several partners around the globe. https://angel.co/adam-goldenberg

Founded in 1951, Eucatex made history as the first company in Brazil to use eucalyptus tree products as raw materials in the manufacturing of panels and plates. The company on segs.com mainly serves civil construction practitioners and companies. Eucatex established its first Salto-based production plant in 1954. The plant produces acoustic sheets, insulation sheets, soft sheets, and acoustic linings.

After Maluf’s election as president, the company also established another production plant in Salto. Flavio Maluf is a mechanical engineer whose leadership skills are instrumental in the growth of Eucatex. He also seats in the company’s executive board. Maluf attributes his leadership skills to the MBA he acquired from the New York University. Eucatex Group as a Brazilian company excels manufacturing and selling of wood products on mundodomarketing.com. The company recently established another production plant in Botucatu to increase its productivity.

As the president, Flavio Maluf focuses on the company’s investment strategies. Once he became the president, he adopted a modernization approach of leadership. He believes that success and perfection in leadership rely on a person’s aggressiveness. Flavio Maluf is keen on business opportunities. He is ambitious about his professional career and believes that Eucatex will excel in the Brazilian wood manufacturing sector.

Maluf‘s Personal Life

Besides serving as Eucatex’s president, Flavio Maluf also dedicates a portion of his wealth and time to charity work. He attends charity events and volunteers in local community activities. He values helping others to meet their desired goals. His philanthropic endeavors support several community-based and non-profit organizations in Brazil. Maluf believes that the only way the community can grow is through the charitable contributions that people make. He recently donated cash to help develop Idio Carli Hospital and Maternity at http://eleicoesepolitica.com/vereador2016/vereador/MG/41114/43123/. The money aided in the advancement of the health facility for it to accommodate more patients.

He married Jacqueline de Lourdes Coutinho Torres in 1986, and he has three children. His eldest child is a chemical engineer and his second born is a business administration graduate. His last-born is aspiring to study engineering in England. Maluf is also active on social media sites such as Twitter and LinkedIn. He uses these sites to keep in touch with his company’s clients.

Diversity is a wonderful term that relates to equality and acceptance of individuals from very different cultural backgrounds, We are taught in school in modern day America that diversity is an important aspect, not only for education, which is a continually more diversified environment each new year, but also in the everyday outside world of business and social interaction. As our populations continues to grow and becomes more variable in its cultural representations we need to consider how we treat one another and if the same level of fairness can be found across the board. IN many cases this is not how real life works, and in order for certain individuals to receive the same level of respect and dignity they need help. IN this particular case, David Osio and his company, Davos Financial Group, seeks to offer financial advice and services to Hispanic individuals; people who are often times under served and ignored by many.

Osio received a law degree in Venezuela, his home country, where he sought to serve those who needed assistance in legal rights for a variety of different reasons. He learned a great deal about acceptance and what it meant to have humanitarian views. In order to better help people in need Osio moved to Miami, Florida, and helped to develop Davos Financial Group so that he could represent Hispanic individuals with their financial rights.

Osio brought with him his cultural background and his language to the United States, and uses both of these abilities to help his customers with making the right financial decisions. Osio offers translation services and mediation between his clients and potential business deals and helps them make the right decisions in terms of housing prices, business set up deals and financial investment opportunities. If a deal does not seem fair to his client than Osio recommends they look somewhere else.

The services that Osio and Davos Financial Group provide for their customers is fairly unique and unheard of in the United States, but one that needs to be emulated. The country is continuing to diversify heavily, with more and more individuals from different cultural backgrounds moving into the country on an annual basis. This means great things for the future, but it also means there needs to be increase in cultural acceptance. Davos Financial Group and David Osio have already taken steps to ensure these positive changes in America.

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Learn more: http://www.ktvn.com/story/32593570/financial-advisor-david-j-osio-increases-philanthropic-support-on-a-global-scale