Swiss Startup Factory Joins Forces with CTI Invest to Further Develop the Swiss Startup Ecosystem

Mike Baur’s background

Mike Baur is a Zurich-based businessman and entrepreneur. He is the co-owner and managing partner of Swiss Startup Factory, an IT startup accelerator based in Zurich, Switzerland. Mr. Baur has over two decades of experience in the banking sector. He worked for UBS and Clariden Leu before starting Swiss Startup Factory. In 2014 at the age of 39, Mr. Baur teamed with Oliver Walzer and Max Meister to start Swiss Startup Factory, a company that invests in startup companies. Besides, Mr. Baur served as a jury member of START Summiteer, a startup contest of St Gallen University.

SSF partners with CTI Invest

As of January 1st, 2016, Swiss Startup Factory will start a close cooperation with CTI Invest, the leading financing platform for startups in Switzerland. The partnership will further develop the Swiss startup ecosystem. Mike Baur, the founding partner of SSF, assumes the mantle of deputy managing director of CTI Invest. He is seen as the successor of the current CTI Invest’s Managing Director, Jeane-Pierre Vuilleumier. In a move to strengthen the relationship between SSF and CTI Invest, Vuilleumier will serve as managing partner of the Swiss Startup Factory.

Areas of specialization

CTI Invest and SSF will cooperate in different initiatives such as training Swiss startups and co-organizing events. Already, the two organizations have unveiled a website with Swiss Startups’ videos and podcasts. Since CTI Invest and SSF are Playing Lean Facilitators, the Lean Concept will be adopted. CTI Invest is responsible for co-organizing the Demo Days of the Swiss Startup Factory as well as supporting its initiatives through mentoring and coaching.

About CTI Invest

With over 100 members, CTI Invest is the leading financier of Swiss Startups. The firm organizes Networking events, Match Making events, and educational events to mentor and train Swiss startups. Apparently, CTI Invest has published the 7th edition of Swiss Venture Guide. After supporting the private association for ten years, CTI Invest released an evaluation report that concluded that it is a key actor of the Swiss startup ecosystem.

About Swiss Startup Factory

Launched in 2014, SSF is the leading and independently financed startup accelerator in Switzerland. SSF looks forward to empowering thriving digital entrepreneurs through mentoring and financial support. SSF runs a three-month-long training program that provides a spectrum of services such as mentoring, funding, coaching, and office space in Zurich. Furthermore, the program creates an extensive entrepreneurial network across Switzerland.

 

Wen by Chaz Dean Helps Replenish All Hair Types

Many women suffer from dry and damaged hair each year. Each year more and more products are introduced on the market that are supposed to help with this problem however many of these products fail to do their job. With Wen this product by Chaz, Dean delivers on its promise. There are more than 40 million bottles that have been sold by the company since it first started 16 years ago.

If you have hair that is unmanageable, there is a product offered by Wen by Chaz which will work for you. For people who have hair that reacts to all types of weather, if its too damp, it will frizz. If its too humid, it will frizz and so on. If this is your hair, then you will need the anti-frizz hair care product to help tame your locks. The amount of crème you will need will depend on the amount of hair that you have however many suggest that you will only need an amount the size of a quarter. If you have thicker hair, you will need more as well.

Do you have hair that needs moisture? If so, the moist intensive hair treatment is what you are going to want. The treatment will go into your wet hair and will stay in for 30 minutes. Once you have left it in your hair for 30 minutes, you will need to rinse your hair. When you are done, you will feel the difference in your hair. After your hair has been rinsed, you will be able to go on styling it like you normally would.

All the products that you order are going to be great for your hair. There will be no disappointment in your hair care products. You will of course want to give it a few times with the usage before you become disappointed. It will take some time for your hair to regain all its natural beauty after being damaged for so long. That is why you should always use a product for more than just a couple doses before giving up and moving on to something else. Give Wen by Chaz Dean a chance and see what happens after a few weeks of using their products. Wen products are Sephora available and can be also bought online thru Guthy-Renker.

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Background Info on The Wessex Institute of Technology

The Wessex Institute Of Technology is a postgraduate institution of higher learning that is located within the New Forest National Park. Its facilities are based in the Amherest Lodge in a peaceful and natural setting surrounded by national parkland. Wessex Institute of Technology is often abbreviated as WIT and is an official UK postgraduate school.

The institute was established in 1986. Its predecessor was the Computational Mechanics Institute that was founded in 1981 and dissolved in 1985. WIT has three main functions. The first is research into subjects such as engineering, architecture, urban design, conservation of natural resources and mathematics.

The second function of the WIT is collaboration and diffusion of knowledge. This is achieved by hosting conferences at its campus, as well as sponsoring ones abroad. The third function of the Wessex Institute of Technology is publication. The institute publishes research and information from Wessex Institute Of Technology journals both online and in print format.

Read more about the school’s background on the Wessex Institute of Technology Wikipedia page.

The Lovaganza Event Draws Closer As Movies Near Completion

Increasing awareness of the different cultures of the world and promoting a more peaceful way of life for the people of Earth are the major goals of the Lovaganza Foundation headed by J.F. and Genevieve Gagnon. The foundation is looking to provide funding for a wide range of programs aimed at increasing the level of education, a peaceful environment, and access to safe food and water for all children in the world by the middle of the 21st century; Lovaganza are hoping the completion of a number of movies and TV shows will promote their ideals and help fund the programs they feel will aid the growth of society in every corner of the globe.

“The Lovaganza Convoy” is expected to arrive in theaters and as part of the traveling show from the group that will be known as “The Lovaganza Caravan”. “The Lovaganza Convoy” is a trilogy of movies currently in production that will tell the story of a search for happiness focusing on the members of a traveling show who are fighting a battle against an unknown, shadowy group determined to halt the release of the information discovered by a former priest. Over the course of the three three movies a classic style has been developed that harks back to a period in entertainment when positive attitudes were the norm.

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The Convoy Trilogy
“Lovaganza Begins Recording Musical Soundtrack for Animated Film Series, “”The Marvelous 12,”” at Historic Abbey Road Studios”

In 2018, the first installments of the Lovaganza trilogy will be released to the public and aid in building the anticipation for the eagerly awaited global event of 2020. The main centerpiece of Lovaganza’s global event will be the “Immerscope” experience that will take place at each of the eight locations around the world chosen to highlight the work of the group; “Immerscope” is designed to provide a wraparound movie going experience, but will also be the stage for live performances by dancers and other performers at this uniquely designed event. Much like the world’s fair’s that were once the norm on a regular basis in the late 19th and early 20th centuries the idea behind the 2020 Lovaganza event is to promote technology and cultural understanding. Designed to be a walk around the world, the Lovaganza event will provide interactive exhibits bringing visitors as close to the different cultures of the world as possible.

Get a sneak peek of Lovaganza 2020 on DesignIdeas.pics

How Billy McFarland’s Magnises Card is Rocking NYC

There is a new tech wizard in town whose card is rocking young New Yorkers. His name is Billy McFarland. McFarland is an American tech entrepreneur who was born in 1991 and is the founder and CEO of Spling and the Magnises black card as well as a mobile app.

Billy MacFarland was born in New York City but raised in New Jersey. At the tender age of 13, McFarland founded his first company which was an online outsourcing firm that matched clients with best designers. McFarland briefly attended the Bucknell University in Pennsylvania where he studied computer engineering.

Magnises Card

The tech wizard founded Magnises in 2013 and officially launched the card in March 2014. He was aiming to create a high-class black card which was community-oriented as well as technology-based. It was to offer perks, guidance as well as cachet that would improve the daily lives of its members and impress the millennial generation.

This card is not a typical credit card since it is not connected to any bank. Rather, it transfers data from an existing credit card onto the Magnises card strip to allow it to be used as the actual debit or credit card while the original card continues to work normally.

Area Covered

The card has a $250-annual fee but no initiation fee or spending conditions. It is only available in New York City and Washington DC with plans of expanding to Boston, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago and London. By 2015, Magnises had over 10000 members and had raised $3 million in venture capital.

Card Privileges

During New York Islanders matches at the Barclays Center, all seats in the front rows are not occupied by elderly tycoons in suits, dolled-up celebrities or season fans holders of hockey tickets. They are reserved for millennial living well within their means and enjoying every minute of it. The young ticket holders are members of the Magnises club for millennial who pay only $250 annually for access to high-end privileges.

There is also a WorkPass where NYC-based Magnises members normally get a desk at a co-working space that calls itself “The Most Badass Co-working Space on the Earth” for only $99 per month. They go for as much as $450 per month for others.

For only $65 a month, members can have ClubPass to access different nightclubs every evening. There is also a HotelPass that enables member access $79 hotel rooms in high-end locations in NYC if they check in after 11 pm.

Wessex Conferences That Will Take Place In 2016

The Wessex Institute of Technology runs an average of 25 conferences per year at different universities around the world. Below, I will list the conferences that have been held this year as well as future conferences for this year.

The Big Data Conference of 2016 took place on May 3 in Alicante, Spain. The Defence Heritage conference took place on May 4, 2016 in Alicante, Spain. The Islamic Heritage Conference took place on May 16, 2016 in Valencia, Spain. The Sustainable Tourism 2016 conference started on May 20, 2016 in Valencia, Spain. The SUSI conference was held at Crete, Greece on the 24th of May. The conference on High Performance and Optimum Design of Structures and Materials took place at Siena, Italy on September 21, 2016. The next conference will be Sustainable Development and Planning in Penang, Malaysia on December 8, 2016.

Shared Office Spaces Are Revolutionary For New Workers

 

If you’ve ever wanted a change in the way that work is done, you might be interested in shared office spaces. Shared office spaces, also known as coworking spaces are becoming popular among newer workers looking to join startup companies. Shared office spaces may sound like a bad thing in which people who have their own office are forced to give up their privacy to other workers, but that’s not the case at all. Shared office space workers don’t usually even use offices, unless they decide to pay a little extra for them due to using the phone frequently, or for other reasons that would require them to have one. But usually shared office spaces are where people work in open rooms in a more collaborative function.

 

Shared office spaces were something that many new startups and freelancers wanted as an alternative to working from home, where they wouldn’t have to work alone and would have an opportunity to build a clientele. But now even established companies are starting to explore coworking spaces as a way to get more productive workers outside the normal office function. Shared office spaces certainly provide exposure to new ideas that could help a company, and giving workers independence could even motivate them to get more done in a day. But in addition to making new connections and becoming exposed to new ideas, shared office spaces also usually have onsite after hours activities such as snack bars, massage parlors, gyms, and other after hours activities for relaxation.

 

WorkvilleNYC is a shared office space facility that offers just about everything you could ask for in New York City. Here, you’ll have access to all the office equipment and amenities you need to get your business rolling, including high-speed internet, printers and copiers, coffee machines, and 24/7 building access. You can work either in an open lounge area, or you can rent private offices if you need your own space. You can also reserve conference rooms, and the main floors for meetings, private parties, and other functions, and even get a look at the city at night from one of Workville’s terraces.

The Smoother, the Better

Lip balm has always been in very high demand amongst teens, fashionistas, athletes and a host of other individuals that are in tune with the appearance and overall health care of their lips. Yet in recent years, the lip balm industry has seen one product in particular take on a different demand and shape, thanks to the Evolution of Smooth. Since its launch in 2009 this company has hit the market full stride, leading the race when it comes to affordable lip care. It’s natural ingredients combined with its trending oval design has become a definite go to product for consumers of all ages.

Companies such as Chapstick, Blistex, and even Burts Bees are finding themselves having a difficult time maintaining their share of the market before this products introduction. One reason being, you can find this unique mulit-colored, mulit-favored lip balm being advertised by some of the top influential, female music artists across the nation. In addition, its presence on social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram has catapulted to the leading brand of choice for consumers. EOS lip balm has made a huge impact on the industry without being a burden on the consumers wallets. Give it a try yourself, and see if Smoother really is Better. The products are available on eBay or via this link: https://www.luckyvitamin.com/m-2220-eos-evolution-of-smooth.

Visit the evolutionofsmooth website for more details.

 

 

How Eric Pulier Has Influenced The Growth Of Entrepreneurship And Philanthropy

Eric Pulier is an entrepreneur and technologist who has invested widely in nurturing young professionals and advancing the culture of entrepreneurship. He is also a prolific author and most of his articles address issues surrounding business and technology. Eric founded and co-founded several businesses that have elevated him to become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the U.S.

Such businesses include Digital Evolution, Media Platform, US Interactive and Akana. Additionally, Eric Pulier has channeled more effort into venture capitals that include Monitor Ventures, eCompanies and Trident Capital, which have been working with ambitious and talented startups across the country.

Education and early life

Eric attended Teaneck High School and graduated in 1984, from which point he proceeded to the Harvard University. Before he enrolled for high school education, Eric Pulier had vowed to pursue his dream of becoming the most successful entrepreneur and computer programmer. He started gathering materials and conducting research on different areas of programming, and it is through this dedication that he was able to launch a database company when he joined high school.

This success story has motivated many young professionals who are looking to pursue their dreams across the country. When he joined the Harvard University for a degree in English and American Literature, Eric Pulier already had a good background in computer programming. He, therefore, enrolled for Computer Science at neighboring MIT. He completed both courses in 1984 and was able to emerge with high honors amid different challenges along the way.

Philanthropy

Philanthropy and taking part in causes that bring light to lives is one of the things Eric Pulier has invested largely in. He started by building a platform that could help by offering solutions to intractable problems among economically disadvantaged persons.

He pioneered the creation of an educational program that was reserved for people with Multiple Sclerosis, where they could connect with the world and learn things that would help them feel better about themselves. Most importantly, Eric Pulier has been an active member of the Campaign for Free College Tuition, which is supporting the provision of free college education to all Americans.

For more information please visit http://ericpulier.com

Judging How Millennials Can Move Forward

 

 

All parents want the best for their children and are willing to help any way they can. Once your child is grown and out on their own, a parent may still feel obligated to assist their child with expenses. This can go on for quite some time, eventually, parents wonder when is it time to cut the umbilical cord.

 

Millennials, between the ages of 25 and 35, were surveyed by Fidelity Investments. Some shocking results were found: 47% of millennials admitted their parents have aided them by paying some of their bills since they moved out on their own. The most common expenses included: cell phone bills at 21%, groceries at 20%, clothing at 16%, utilities and entertainment at 14% each, and rent or mortgage payments at 12%.

 

 

According to the Federal Reserve, 50% of Americans have less than $400 in their savings. The millennials surveyed averaged $9,100 in savings–exceeding the national average. More than half of millennials have some form of investment account and retirement savings. Clearly being financially prepared for the future. What does this mean for the parents? Are they sacrificing their own financial wellness to secure their child’s?

 

 

If your child has a steady income, it may be time to discuss their money situation. If a grown child has worry about taking full financial responsibility, then help them understand the basics: needs vs wants. A parent should not risk their own financial well-being if their child is fully capable of supporting themselves.

 

 

 

This article was originally written by Sam Tabar, an attorney, and capital strategist. He is located in New York City. Sam Tabar began his career as an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP. Afterward, he transitioned to business development and capital strategy.

 

 

Sam Tabar united with Bank of America Merrill Lynch to be its Director and Head of Capital Strategy for the Asia-Pacific Region. Later he returned to the legal field to join Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP to be a Senior Associate, dealing with hedge fins, fund information, and structure, as well as regulatory and compliance issues.  Follow him on Twitter, and find Sam Tabar’s official website via this link.