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Mike Baur Expands Swiss Start-Up Factory in 2016

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Mike Baur is a founding partner of the Swiss Start-up Factory AG. The company, launched in 2014, is a Zurich based accelerator company. They look for thriving entrepreneurs, who need opportunities to network in Switzerland and worldwide, and to plan the next steps for their companies. Swiss Start-up Factory runs a three-month accelerator program where they provide coaching, mentoring, various services office space, as well as a network to access.

 

Mike Baur has used his 20 years of experience in the Swiss banking industry to raise funds and get financing for the rounds at the Swiss Start-up Factory. His goal with the company is to take startups and help them expand and grow into global companies.

Mike is from Fribourg in Switzerland, where he maintains strong connections with the community. As a teenager, he was always fascinated by the Banking and Finance industries. He worked for over 20 years in Swiss Private Banking. He started as an apprentice at UBS and worked his way up. He served on the executive board member of a large Swiss Private Bank.

 

During 2014, he started the Swiss Start-up Factory with two partners, Max Meister and Oliver Walzer. The company is the number one independently and privately financed ICT Accelerator company in Switzerland. Baur led the company through its accelerator program with the Goldbach Group. He also guided them through their partnership with Fintech Fusion in February, 2016. The companies are building a bridge between the French and German parts of Zurich. The two companies complement each other well in their goals and overall set up. They will collaborate on the selection process for new start-ups, cooperation with universities, mentoring programs, and other events. They will transcend the language barriers for a good cause.

 

Although, Mike spends a lot of his time working to help young companies get a jump on their goals and generate revenues, he also invests a lot of time with Swiss youth entrepreneurship and supports young entrepreneurs both financially and as a mentor. He wants to pass along his experience and expertise to the next generation of thinkers and innovative entrepreneurs.

 

 

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The Marie Claire Fabletics Interview

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Marie Claire is the magazine that females check out when they want to know about the latest in fashion trends. An interview on the Marie Claire website with Kate Hudson reveals that the Fabletics brand of stylish gear wear can be a lot of fun. It is something that Kate Hudson is thrilled to present to the public, and her dedication is shown through her constant presence on the website.
There are people like Kate Hudson that could have easily chosen a brand to sell in department stores. She could have invented the Kate Hudson brand and used her celebrity to promote her clothing like Jennifer Lopez or Kim Kardashian. Instead, Kate decided to think outside of the box. She wanted a brand that would have a legacy that didn’t depend on her name alone. She is one of the co-founders, but she was firm about making sure that she was selling more than just her name. Hudson wanted to produce and sell quality, and that is what she has mastered.

The Marie Claire interview presents Kate in a laidback sort of style that is representative of The Krazy Coupon Lady’s experience with their athletic clothing. The yoga pants, leggings and swimsuits are garments that are comfortable. When it comes to the active wear there are a lot of people that can use these clothes for working out, but they can also use the clothes for dining out or hanging out. That is what makes the brand popular. It is sporty, but it is not limited to gym clothing. That may be the niche that pushes this type of clothing brand out further to many different people.

There are people that may be considering a workout for the first time. They may want to try on clothes for working out, and this is why Kate is opening more stores. The stores owned by the brand have managed to stand out because Hudson has done a lot to promote the brand. She has starred in the commercials.

She has been interviewed by countless magazines, and the Fabletics clothes will be the first topic of conversation that she engages in. She put her movie career on ice for a moment. She tweeted on her Twitter handle that she wanted to spend all of her time building up a brand that would show how much she was committed to making this brand a top competitor. There are a ton of copycat sites that are trying to compete with Fabletics, but Hudson is putting everything on lock. She is showing just how much she would like to be considered as a business women in the clothing industry. The United Kingdom already recognized Hudson with an award for Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015, and she is just getting started.

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Doe Deere and Breaking Fashion Rules

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If you want to be able to wear a cherub print skirt with a fuzzy rainbow sweater, Doe Deere thinks that you should do so. This is the attitude that the fashion blogger has given off since she was first visible on the fashion scene. This is one of the many ways that she has been able to make a name for herself and has been able to make others feel great about the fashion choices that they are making and the ones they are not making as a result of traditional rules that they think they should follow.

Doe Deere is not only the creator of Lime Crime and the makeup that is made to suit individuals, but she is also a fashion blogger. This means that she knows a thing or two about what she is doing in the fashion world and which rules are the best ones to break. She has a few favorites and has worked to make these rules nearly nonexistent in her daily life. This has proven to not only allow her to feel better about her choices, but to also make her name stand out in a world of boring fashion names.

Dressing for your age is a rule that many people do and don’t even think about. Just because you are 43, Doe Deere thinks that you shouldn’t be barred from wearing tutus and sweatshirts. Whether you are under a decade or several decades old, you should be able to dress the way you want. Don’t let these “rules” that were intended to be a guideline for dressing stop you. Doe Deere is not afraid to dress in a way that doesn’t suit her age and she proves to be one of the most influential fashion inspirations in the fashion blogging scene.

As one of the most controversial and bold figures on the fashion scene, Deere has truly been working for her image. She has been able to provide people with the confidence that they need just by breaking the rules of fashion herself. She does not adhere to any guidelines and wants other people to know that they don’t have to either. Whether you want to wear something outrageous, out of season or out of your age range, she knows that you can choose whatever you want. The rules that are set by Deere are that you should wear whatever you want in whatever way that you want to, no matter your age.

It doesn’t matter where you are going or what you are doing, you should wear what you want. Some previous fashion tips have included things like what to wear for each occasion. Doe Deere wants you to know that you don’t have to dress in a specific way for the occasion that you are going to. You should dress in what you feel like and you should dress to show off the parts of your personality that make you someone who is unique and not a part of the crowd.

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James Dondero: Man of Great Talent

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James Dondero is the head and the co-founder of the Highland Capital Management Company. His area of dwelling is currently in Dallas, Texas. He has a working know-how that spans more than 30 years while dealing with equity and credit markets. He mainly focuses his work to distressed investing and also the high yielding investment portfolios. Highland Capital Management Company was established in 1993, and it has been offering services in the expansion of the loan obligation that is collateralized and also in providing solutions that are credit oriented. These services are delivered to the retail and also the institutional investors worldwide.

The corporation has been offering many products that have been winning awards globally like the hedge funds, collateralized loan obligations, private equity funds, ETFs, REITs, and mutual funds. Currently, James Dondero works as the chairperson of CCS Medical, Cornerstone Healthcare, and Nexbank. He also acts as a member of the MGM Studios board and the American Banknote. He is actively involved in philanthropy, and he has been supporting many initiatives that are aimed at boosting education, public policy, and the veteran’s affairs. Before joining Highland Capital Management, he worked as the chief investment officer at GIC where he assisted in developing the GIC, which is a subsidiary of Protective Life. He oversaw its growth from the inception to a total amount of over $2 billion.

The period between 1985 and 1989 was the time he served as the corporate bond analyst and after that as the portfolio manager at the American Express. James Dondero began his career while working as an analyst in the training program provided by Morgan Guaranty. James graduated with excellent qualifications from the Mcintire school of commerce. At the School of Commerce, he had managed to attain majors in finance and accounting. Mr. James Dondero works as a certified management accountant on marketwatch.com, which has enabled him to use the designation of the Chartered Financial Analyst.

Currently, Highland Capital holds 2.11 million shares of the Loral Space & Communications Ltd. Highland Capital do use a credit strategy that is long-only. In equities, it does employ the long and short equity strategies. The company has applied many of its investment strategies in diverse sectors that include healthcare, high yield credit, special situation loans, distressed loans, oil and gas industry, and the real estates. The company has assets that are worth more than $21 billion. These assets are under the management, and also it has a public equity portfolio that is valued more than $4.86 billion. In early 2015, the firm launched the new exchange traded funds that included Highland HFR Global, event driven ETF, and Equity Hedge ETF.