Louis Chenevert has played a very significant role as the Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of the United Technologies Corp during his term. After he stepped down from his position, Gregory Hayes has been heading UTC. He says that the former CEO and Chairman left behind a legacy of high standards that would be difficult for him to match, but would surely leave no stone unturned in matching up. United Technologies Corp has always been known for its innovation and high-quality technology, and it is what Gregory says that the management plans to continue achieving.
One of the focuses he said would be on investing in technology and the people in the company, as that is what would help the company to move ahead on the fast lane and remain as a front runner in the highly competitive technology business. Gregory Hayes also mentioned that apart from focusing on short term targets, the top management of UTC has always been driven about setting long-term goals. It is essential for every business to set long term objectives and construct short term targets accordingly to ensure in the long run, business goals are achieved seamlessly.
The business of UTC has been growing rapidly in the past few decades, and it is all due to the top leadership in the company and the management decisions they have implemented successfully. The turnover of the company does not only affect the company but also has the power to influence the economy of the United States as Pratt and Whitney have manufacturing units dotted across the country.
The eagerness of the company to invest in innovative technology as well as its people is what has made UTC one of the most sought after companies to be working for. Louis Chenevert, the former CEO and Chairman of UTC have the experience of working for General Motors for over a decade. He has also served as the President of Pratt and Whitney in the past before joining UTC as COO. Due to his long list of achievements, he was given the position of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of United Technologies Corp later on..
Mike Baur attained his MBA from the University of Rochester, New York, and his EMBA at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Mike Baur is a businessman and entrepreneur who believes thoroughly that businesses and aspiring business owners require precise execution and determination to thrive. He initially began his career as a commercial apprentice at UBS, one of the top Swiss Private Banks where he managed work his way up to one of the top management positions. Through his journey with UBS, he gained both experience and understanding of; private banking, financial advising, and investing. In 2014, Mike Baur has chosen to veer his path in a new direction and is currently a Co-Founder and Executive Chairman at Swiss Startup Factory, sitting alongside him are Max Meister and Oliver Walzer. Swiss Startup Factory aims to detour from traditional private banking to provide inspired entrepreneurs and young companies the opportunity to flourish by providing the service of coaching, mentoring, entrepreneurial and investor networking, and even office space. In 2016 Baur became the deputy managing director of CTI through the Swiss Startup Factory, CTI merger. Later that year, Mike Baur went on to lead the Swiss Startup Factory through its partnership with the Geneva based Fintech Accelerator; Fusion. With his current position Swiss Startup Factory, he aims to create a new generation of thriving innovative businesses. He finds motivation from his years of observing successful entrepreneurs and proclaims that the two most common behaviors of these individuals were that they were both; passionate and very hard working. Mike Baur finds his motivation in his self-proclaimed mentor, Jean-Claude Biver, someone who was able to work his way up and change the Swiss watchmaking industry. Mike Baur emulates these characteristics, and believes that self-reliance, passion, and dedication are the foundation for a successful entrepreneur. Mike Baur utilizes his experience with investors and banking to give back to communities by holding speaking forums on how to accelerate startup ideas at universities and small to mid-size corporate offices. With over 20 years of experience in banking, wealth management, financial advising, Mike Baur understands the importance of creating, advising, and maintaining new businesses and their livelihood within the Swiss economy.
Marc Sparks is a successful, visionary, hard working businessman who believe that through the grace of God he was able to overcome the many hurdles and challenges he faced. Even though he is now a multimillionaire, Sparks remains very humble. He is also committed to giving back to his community every chance he gets. Sparks does so by helping aspiring entrepreneurs and proving support to the less fortunate in Austin, Dallas and many other areas of Texas. Through the assistance he provides countless children and adults are able to enjoy a better quality of life.
One of the charities to which Marc Sparks has provided support for over 30 years is a homeless shelter called the Samaritan House. The facility provides hundreds of men, women and children that are facing tough times nutritious meals, clean clothes and a safe place to sleep. The Samaritan House also offers educational support, health care, job training and help finding work and a permanent place to live. The facility has provided the assistance many people needed to turn their lives around and get back on track. To Marc Sparks, God has helped him to prosper so he could do just that. Learn more: http://www.fundacity.com/marc-sparks
Education is another area in which Marc Sparks gives generously. When he was in high school in Austin, Texas, Sparks found it difficult to maintain a ‘C’ average. Today, through the American Can! magnet high school program, he works to ensure struggling students get the support, encouragement and resources they need to do well. Sparks also understands that many needy children also get failing grades because they lack computers and other resources. Through his Sparky’s Kids foundation, he has provided over 1000 computers for underprivileged children in Texas.
Finding affordable, quality housing is another problem a growing number of working people in Texas face daily. Marc Sparks tries his best to address that problem in two ways. For decades he has volunteered to build houses for the poor through Habitat for Humanity. He also works to provide transitional housing for people who need a helping hand to get back on their feet. He is also involved in mentoring budding entrepreneurs and providing them with business tips and essential supplies and imparting valuable leaderships skills. His goal is to ensure they have the tools they need to succeed. Learn more: http://www.marcsparks.com/
One of Marc Sparks most recent projects is an inspirational book entitled ‘They Can’t Eat You.’ In it he talks about some of the struggles he faced when he was starting out in business and the steps he had to take in order to succeed. Sparks wants the book to show both his successes and his failures and help give entrepreneurs the confidence to keep trying.
Big data is a buzzword that a lot of people use, but few people actually understand what it means. In the world of healthcare, a lot of people are excited about the changes that are starting to take place. If you want to excel at a high level, Eric Lefkofsky is the person to go to. He is excited about the changes that are coming to this area, and he is ready and willing to help others get to the next level. He strongly believes that big data can help in the fight against cancer. Not only that, but he also believes that other people are ready and willing to jump in and donate money to help others.
Many people think of data as something that is used just in business. However, there are a lot of other functions of big data as well. If you are ready to take things to the next level in this area of your life, you need to have a plan for the future. Many people are worried about all of the changes that have started to take place in the world of health. Eric Lefkofsky has a track record of success in this area, and he is excited about all of the changes that are coming out of this coalition of people.
Eric Lefkofsky is a great leader in the field of health and wellness. He is excited about all of the changes that have been made in this area. He wants to make sure that other people are ready and willing to help them invest for the future. If you want to join the battle against cancer, this is an exciting field. With his work at Tempus, Eric Lefkofsky is becoming one of the leading figures in the field of health.
The for-profit healthcare industry in the United States has healthcare all backwards. There is a profit motive for healthcare providers to wait until you are sick in order to treat you. Once you are sick, you are incredibly motivated to find health again and will pay just about anything to get your health back. Most healthcare providers take advantage of the situation.
That’s why it warms my heart to read about Life Line Screening. These medical professionals have it all right. They allow you to come in for multiple health screenings per year. These screenings use a variety of technological innovations to identify any health conditions that may arise in the near future. It can catch blocked arteries, damaged livers, heart disease, stroke and other medical conditions before they happen.
This allows patients to change their lifestyle in order to avoid calamity. Life Line Screening can help give you resources in order to change your lifestyle to save your life in the face of an impending medical condition. These lifestyle changes may include changing your diet, quitting smoking or quitting drinking. Although there are some conditions that are unavoidable despite lifestyle changes.
These conditions, including arterial blockages and aneurysms, can still be detected in their earliest stages. This can allow you to receive life-saving surgeries or other medical treatments that can have you avoiding a heart attack or stroke. Life Line Screening is incredibly important for anybody at high risk for certain health conditions or anybody in advanced age.
It will be really interesting to see just how many lives Life Line Screening will save over the next few years. Their preventative ultrasounds, blood tests and EKGs are incredibly easy, noninvasive and quick. There really is no excuse for anybody looking to live a long, happy, pain-free and healthy life.
Click here to learn more about Life Line Screening.
Mike Baur has been in the world of entrepreneurship for barely four years and the progress he has made with the Swiss Startup Factory is pretty notable. Launched in 2014, the Swiss Startup Factory has been working with entrepreneurs by offering them support to establish their businesses. When he launched the incubation facility, he came from banking, where he resigned to venture into entrepreneurship. He did not imagine the facility would grow to become the best incubator in the country, but just two years later, it became the biggest.
To touch the entrepreneurs and to help them manage their ideas, Mike Baur offers a three months incubation program that is managed by highly experienced individuals. Offering support to young entrepreneurs offers Mike Baur the satisfaction he has for many years sought to achieve. His effort has helped to raise the bar for many businesses and he is looking to expand the reach of the Swiss Startup Factory so more can also benefit to launch their ideas after the three months incubation. He is optimistic about the growth of the company and is hoping to see more successful companies in the market that went through the incubation system.
Law and taxes
Young entrepreneurs often lack understanding beyond the product they are dealing with. They do not factor in some things like taxation and law that could possibly hinder their progress. While the idea could be perfect, lack of skills and know how about law and taxation could bring the business down, should there be a contravention of any section of law. This is why the Swiss Startup Factory offers support to entrepreneurs to ensure they understand about law and the impact it could have to the progress of the business.
Design and presentation is something that matters a lot in business. How the product is presented and designed determines the first impression that will be created and whether it will get as many sales as required. Through the Swiss Startup Factory, the ideas entrepreneurs present are shaped into products through creative design and presentation.
About Mike Baur
Mike Baur is a banker by profession who served in the Swiss private banking sector for more than 15 years before he exited to join entrepreneurship in 2014. He studied Finance and Banking but later went for an MBA at the University of Rochester. Mike Baur also received an Executive MBA from the Bern University.
The growing global economy hastened by developments in technology has brought with it a new wave of entrepreneurs looking to turn their ideas into the next big thing. Telecommuting, remote work, and co-working spaces have primed the market for a rapidly growing trend within business, the start up. Built on the drive of a new generation and the opportunities afforded by a connected community across the globe start-ups have quickly become the entrepreneurial dream. With companies like Juno, Starry, and Namely proving that the right idea implemented with a proper business model can develop into companies earning over seven digits it would appear the trend is here to stay for the foreseeable future.
While the opportunity to turn a great idea into a profitable future is certainly becoming easier to attain it is still with its many difficulties. Many of the hurdles inherent to the industry can easily prevent even the best of ideas from coming to fruition.
Cutting through the myriad of problems facing new start-ups can push young businesses beyond funding limits quickly without proper guidance.
Understanding the issues facing young companies and today’s entrepreneurs Swiss Start Up Factory was founded with the idea of fostering new business ventures while providing the tools, resources, and knowledge needed to make it in a competitive market.
Co-Founded by Swiss banking expert Mike Baur and drawing on his two decades of experience in private financing and entrepreneurship, Swiss Start Up Factory has helped over a dozen start-ups enter the market. Building on Mike Baur’s vision to foster young start-ups with an accelerator program beyond the industry standard, one which continues to be a valuable asset beyond the three-month program. With that mission Mike Baur and his team have turned the Swiss Start Up Factory into “the No1 independent and privately financed early stage ICT Startup Accelerator in Switzerland” all within two years of business.
In addition to providing “a unique platform of services, coaching, mentoring, an office space in the heart of Zurich, as well as an entrepreneurial network” the complete Swiss Start Up Factory 360 program gives young entrepreneurs access to legal teams, accounting services, and continued support disrupting the norm for other accelerator programs while providing entrepreneurs with the best possible chance to succeed in their market.
Eric Pulier is the founder and chief executive officer at ServiceMesh, Inc. When he founded the company, his main aim was to provide clients, both internal and external with IT solutions. The man worked as a cloud manager for the Computer Services Corporation.
Eric’s journey to the top started from Teaneck in New Jersey. He was so taken by computers that by the time he was in the fourth grade, he was taking care of some basic level computer programming. He started his first computer services company when he was a high school senior. He was such a bright student in school that he made the GPA for Harvard. In Harvard, his major was English and Literature. However, he still had his passion for computers, and this led to him registering for classes at MIT. He was able to graduate from both institutions with honors in 1988. While at Harvard he was also a columnist for the Harvard Crimson.
He did a few jobs before he packed up and left for California. Eric Pulier decided to set up his own company in California. The technology company was aimed at resolving the common problems found in education and healthcare sectors. He worked on this company for three years before he quit and headed for another startup, which he called the Digital Evolution. The company was supposed to act as an interactive agency. The man is also a philanthropist at heart. For instance, he started the online forum known as StarBright where children with chronic conditions meet and share their stories.
He has been very instrumental in digitization of service provision. When Al Gore was running his 1997 campaign, he was part of the forum that tried to make a better connection between technology and the quality healthcare. The Clinton foundation is another project he has taken part in.
Besides starting and running tech companies, Eric Pulier is an author. Some of the books he has written are about understanding enterprise. He is a force to reckon with in the industry and as time goes by, we can only expect bigger and better things from this great mind.
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Chris Burch has recently had his name added to the list of billionaires in the world. Growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania to a middle-income family, the last thing he ever thought about was being worth a billion dollars in his lifetime. He was, however, infatuated with entrepreneurship and the prospects of business from a very early age. Eventually, these two things came together and made Chris Burch the investing powerhouse that he is today.
Burch grew up modestly. His parents were never rich, and they worked hard to make a living. Chris’s father was a business owner himself, and he always tried to make Chris realize the power of working for yourself. After working construction at the age of 13, Chris realized that it takes a lot of hard work to make the almighty dollar, and he wanted to do it on his own terms. While at Ithaca, he and his brother had their very first entrepreneurial venture together. They created an apparel line called Eagle’s Eye, where they found a factory that was willing to make preppy sweaters for college students. This idea quickly took off, and the brothers’ $2,000 investment turned into $140 million in sales in less than a decade.
Eagle’s Eye is now far behind Chris, and he has moved up in the world to doing bigger and better investments than ever before. He created his own company, Burch Creative Capital, in order to hold all of his investments. With Burch Creative Capital, Chris has invested in some very popular companies, such as Voss Water, ED by Ellen DeGeneres, numerous luxury hotel lines, and many more. The trick for Chris is to find those companies that are in desperate need of fiscal aid. He wants to find those diamonds in the rough that are struggling, not because their idea is bad, but because it is so new and innovative that it is scaring away other investors. He wants those companies that are disruptive in their industries and that are blurring the lines between certain markets. With this strategy, he has managed to make himself worth over $1 billion in the course of his life, a feat to which very few can claim success.
Burch started off his life like many Americans. However, with a little elbow grease and a lot of drive, Chris was able to turn a $2,000 investment from the 1970s into a billion dollar enterprise today.
Read more about Chris Burch in this Huffington Post article.
Davos real estate a firm owned by David Osio launched a new application. The mobile application; Davos CAP Calculator establishes the return on investment. The launch of the new application is aimed at reaching many of Davos REG’s clients’ investment property needs.
The application is a brain child of the company Technolution and the Davos REG Executive Director, Gerald Gonzalez who worked together to design and develop the App. The application is intended to estimate the return on the investment property after considering the associated expenses. Thus, the launch of the application set the pace for the series of complimentary applications that include the ability to identify properties through your devices and future real estate reports to Davos agents by through interactive charts.
The development of the New Real Estate app is to meet Davos REG business objective and need to provide help in financial guidance to customers. And given that Davos is a firm that aims at providing quality financial advice to clients, the incorporation of a new platform like the mobile application is a valuable tool to achieving the aim. According to David Osio, the application is a platform that will allow investors to get in-depth and clear financial information.
Additionally, the clients will use the Mortgage Calculator to determine their mortgage based on bank projections, funding period and associated rate of interest.
Moreover, Davos REG is currently involved in a strategic partnership with real estate agents internationally to expand their areas of jurisdiction in Europe beginning with Spain. The projects ensure Davos’ fulfillment of a commitment to giving quality service to clients, expansion of agents’ base to 60% resulting in 75% sales increment in the first quarter of 2016.
David Osio is a philanthropist business person in Latin America. As the founder and the Director General of Davos Financial Group, David Osio has provided financial assistance to many start-ups companies and established firms as well in Latin America. Recognized internationally for its quality services, Davos Real Estate group is one of the many companies that is a family of the Davos Financial Group which has been a financial leader in Latin America market for two decades.