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Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF) is a Fintech company that was founded to provide young, talented burgeoning entrepreneurs in Switzerland a platform that provides them business guidance to ensure they meet their milestones. SSUF is a goal-oriented entity that aims at creating a professional execution platform that guides young entrepreneurs through a dedicated business-driven process to provide efficiency in achieving goals.


Mike Baur and two other partners, Max Meister and Oliver Walzer in 2014, founded SSUF. Mike currently serves as the company’s Managing Partner. The company is known to be the first of its kind in Switzerland; an early stage ICT Startup accelerator.


The partnership and inclusion of Mr. Hartweg is a strategic business move that aims at utilizing Mr. Hartweg’s investment expertise. Mr. Hartweg is an astute investor. He is experienced at selecting and evaluating talent in different fields whether sports, technology and even in finance. He is also a Co-founder of Fintech Leonteq, which has entered a partnership with SSUF. Mr. Hartweg’s core role as an executive advisor will be to select, analyze and evaluate Startups to determine whether SSUF should invest in them.


Upon the partnership announcement, Mr. Hartweg claimed that there had been remarkable growth in the Fintech industry in Switzerland with many Startups. Few, however, have the capacity to compete in the global marketplace according to him. He further added that the aim of SSUF was to bridge that gap to help the Startups compete globally.


In the press release, Mike claimed that the partnership with Mr. Hartweg would further strengthen the innovative power of the country in the Fintech industry. He also wants to ensure that Switzerland remains a leader for digitization in the financial sector.


Mike is also a venture capitalist. He invests time and money in Swiss youth entrepreneurship supporting Startups as a mentor and a financier. He is both a Co-Founder and a Director of the Swiss Startup Association.


Background of Mike Baur


Mike Baur is a native Swiss businessman and entrepreneur. He attended the University of Rochester in New York where he earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He also attended the University of Berne where he earned an Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Before spreading his entrepreneurial wings, Mike worked in the banking sector for over 20 years. Mike worked at top banking institutions such as Clariden Leu and Sallfort where he left to pursue his ambition of financing and mentoring young Startups in the country.



Casinos that are built with Devco loans can make a striking difference in a community, and they make it very easy for communities to ride from their own ashes. Most of these communities were once very nice, but they are now home to a lot of buildings and areas that are not developed. They need to be developed again into something new, but these cities do not have the funds to start building right away. They know that they need to make a change, but the only way to make a change is with help from Devco. The Press of Atlantic City reported on the loans that Devco offers and the unique way in which they offer each loan.
The loans that are given by Devco to cities like New Brunswick come with a development plan for the city. The city will learn exactly what must be done to help complete the plan, and there will be projections for the money that can be made from he project. One project that is completed in a certain neighborhood could bring millions in revenue, jobs and more people. The people who get jobs will also have better places to live, and they will have an opportunity to invest back in their community by shopping and paying rent.

Devco helps every community use their loan money in the right way, and Devco asks every community to consider how much development can on in one place. Private businesses will be opened because of the appearance of a hotel or casino, and every local business will be supported by the hotel or casino. There is a lot of money to be made on these projects, and a city that was once on the brink of failure can instantly create a tax base with Devco’s help.

Full story by Press of Atlantic City.


Bernardo Chua is not only an extremely successful entrepreneur in the international business world but his company offers by direct sales superior nutritional products that bring health to a stressed-out generation.

Bernardo Chua is the founder and CEO of the global gourmet coffee company Organo. He has developed a way to combine coffees and teas with the ancient Chinese mushroom Ganoderma Lucidim, and provide a unique way to get the benefits of this super herb. while drinking coffee. Healthy coffee; is there anything better?.

Mr. Chua began Organo in 2008. He had started another company called Gano Excel in 2001, where he introduced and developed a worldwide direct sales and marketing strategy into a networking system that has allowed him to take Organo into 37 countries in just eight years. The most recent country to open for distribution is Turkey.

Turkey is a modern, fast-paced country that would benefit from the properties of the Ganoderma, and it is a country that drinks a lot of coffee and tea, so it’s a perfect fit. The first coffee shop in Turkey was during the 1500s, so it has been population well acclimated to the hot beverage.

With Organo, Bernardo is able to reach the middle-class people is a casual way that doesn’t require taking any pills. Of course, Organo has the Ganoderma in capsule form for the customer who would prefer it that way, and they also offer other superior nutrients and natural personal care products.

Organo now has over one million distributors and is growing every day. If you are interested in joining with the award winning Bernardo Chua in his mission to take Ganoderma to the world infused into delicious Columbian coffee, now is the time to become a distributor. Organo headquarters are in Vancouver British Columbia in Canada, but if you live in any of the 37 countries that are open to the Coffee Connoisseur Club, you are able to be a distributor. Go to Bernardo’s Facebook for more information.

In 2010, Pravin Kothari founded CipherCloud. This cloud security company is based in San Jose, California. It enables cloud services adoption while at the same time ensuring security, compliance and control. In addition, it develops secure gateways which locally encrypt information considered sensitive before storing in a cloud environment.

The company was launched in February 2011. By then, it solely worked in environments. It later added Amazon Web Services integration. In order to grow further, the company raised 1.4 million dollars in seed funding from Andreessen Horowitz. In June 2012, CipherCloud released its Gmail encryption solution. The company showed tremendous growth in its services by September 2012. It could by then encrypt Chatter, and Microsoft Office 365. In addition to that, it launched Connect AnyApp. Connect AnyApp is a software that allowed users to specify fields on web pages they wanted encrypted and the data format and operations would be preserved as they wished.

Enterprises all over the world are today embracing the phenomenon of cloud computing. This has consequently led to the increased usage of cloud services which are offered as Iaas, Saas, and Paas. To keep up with this trend, a company seeking solutions needs to make informed choices since it influences the identity management, privacy as well as access control of the sensitive information they share. This is because it is the nature of cloud computing as a shared resource that develops apprehensions on security across the businesses that use cloud computing and their associated cloud providers for data operations. This is where CipherCloud comes into play as it tries to address these cloud security concerns. It does so by providing cloud protection solutions for data privacy, regulatory compliance requirements and data residency.

Among its many services, Wikipedia showcases that CipherCloud delivers to its clients a set of protection controls. These protection controls include encryption, activity monitoring, tokenization, malware detection and data loss prevention. The company has an Open Platform which eliminates cloud security issues. The Open Platform delivers a single solution which secures the sensitive information across all the customer’s cloud applications while at the same time preserving usability, performance and functionality. This process helps to avoid security concerns from the very beginning at the point of data origination to the time the data leaves the enterprise. In addition to that, the solution gives the users the ability to deal with a number of data security issues (data residency, governance, data privacy, compliance, security and monitoring) in one go.

Its founder and CEO, Pravin Kothari believes that CipherCloud will provide enterprises with the control and visibility over their data in the cloud as well as enable them accelerate cloud adoption by helping the exploit the cloud’s full potential.

Shaygan Kheradpir is a very well-known technological business executive that is currently serving as the chief executive officer of Coriant. Mr. Kheradpir has had a long, successful career in the technological sector, which is why Coriant decided to hire him at this high-ranking position.

Pat DiPietro used to be the CEO of Coriant but stepped down because he believed that Shaygan Kheradpir could probably do a better job since Mr. Kheradpir has lots of experience in the network field that Coriant is involved in.

Shaygan Kheradpir started out by leaving his homeland of Iran to go to school at Cornell University. He wanted to study electrical engineering because he felt that technology would get more complex in the future and revolutionize how people got along and interacted with one another, and was he right. Mr. Kheradpir started working for GTE Labs after getting his doctorate degree from Cornell University. He stayed there for longer than a decade until the company became Verizon Communications after a merger with Bell Atlantic.

Mr. Kheradpir had a very important role at Verizon, serving as the president of the online business division. Shaygan Kheradpir helped make new network systems for Verizon and implement new decision-making processes that turned out to be crutches that Verizon Communications have relied on to rise to the level of success they are currently at. Mr. Shaygan Kheradpir has also been employed at both Barclays, a large international financial institution, and Juniper Networks, another large company that relies on its technological products and services to succeed.

Shaygan Kheradpir is considered one of the best executives to ever work at a major technological producer, provider, and developer in the United States of America, or even the world. Mr. Kheradpir’s strong history in higher education has helped him succeed early on when working at Coriant. Mr. Shaygan Kheradpir has helped many other technological-based companies succeed, which is what the executives and the directors of Marlin Equity Partners and Coriant felt that he would help Coriant grow as much as they did the other places. Mr. Kheradipir is truly one of the best executives of his kind.

Shaygan Kheradpir has been appointed the chair and the Chief Executive Officer of Coriant Firm. Mr. Kheradpir previously worked with the Marlin Equity Partners in senior management department. In his new capacity in Coriant, Shaygan is expected to leverage his experience in strategic organization planning to build strategies and provide solution to Coriant’s customers. His appointment comes at a time when Coriant’s niche market is at pick of competition of the ever-dynamic end-user markets. Shaygan takes up the place of Pat DiPietro, who is the former CEO as well as former president of Coriant.

Shaygan’s appointment was made considering the expansive operation, business, and industry experience he posses. His professional expertise is critical in achieving Coriant’s long-term goals. The market opportunities have greatly expanded due to the increased demand of end-use data in intensive applications. Shaygan is expected to lead the company in the portfolio integration and development initiatives. Coriant Corporation boasts of a comprehensive packet portfolio of data and optical networking solutions. Besides, it has unrivalled global reach of client base. In his acceptance speech, Shaygan highlighted some of the core goals he hopes to attain upon assuming the office. First, he hopes to create a non-disruptive network solution for Coriant’s customers and secondly, optimize the company’s services to the highest level of automation service agility and programmability. According to Mr.DiPietro, Shaygan’s guidance and insights in execution of operations is invaluable and is confident his contribution in his newly appointed rank will drive Coriant to higher levels of growth.

Education and Career Experience

Shaygan is an engineering graduate from the Cornell University and is an executive board member of engineers in the same college. He has vast experience in technology, financial, and telecom services, which exceeds two decades. He started in GTE Company, where he worked for approximately five years before joining Verizon Company.

At Verizon, Shaygan was named the lead Information Officer and his roles included ensuring efficient system modernization and pioneering new product development. He later joined Barclays as the technology officer and was later promoted to higher positions of leadership including becoming the head of technology department at the company. Link

As noted in the Latin Lawyer 250, Mr. Tosto is one of the most influential and prominent attorneys in Brazil. He is a partner and a founding member of Leite, Tosto e Barros Adovagados. Mr. Tosto brings his expertise and his passion to many different areas of the law. His experience and proficiencies include bankruptcy, credit recovery, banking contracts, acquisition reviews, restructuring businesses, election law, administrative law, and power concessions in the civil and commercial areas. This well-rounded lawyer brings with him a plethora of professional experience. Mr. Tosto was a former President of the Judicial Modernization and Judicial Reform Committees with the Brazilian Bar Association and São Paulo Section. Other experience that Mr. Tosto brings with him includes his professional work as an advisor of the Human Resources and Legal Management of Grupo Rede, a Brazilian company. He was a Director of Fundação Rede de Previdência Privada, another private company in Brazil. Mr. Tosto also previously acted as the legal and administrative superintendent of Brazilian company, Grupo Alusa. His experience and know-how helps make him invaluable in the legal field within Brazil. He has publications in specialized newspapers and magazines as well as being a co-author to the book, O Processo de Tiradentes. His specializations within the legal field do not stop at his career endeavors. Mr. Tosto is a member of a range of professional organizations. He is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA). Along with being a member of the Board of Directors of the Study of Lawyers Societies (CESA), Mr. Tosto is also a member of the Steering Committee for the Institute for Management Development (IMD). He is a member of the Consulting Council for the Brazilian publishing house, Revista dos Tribunais. Mr. Tosto is one of the founding members of the Brazilian Institute for Political Party and Election law Studies (IBEDEP). With his range of knowledge and involvement, there is no surprise that Mr. Tosto is such a well-recognized legal authority in Brazil. His passion his seen throughout all of his endeavors. Mr. Tosto’s diversity in the legal field make him irreplaceable and a leader within his field.

Ken Griffin is the president and founder of Citadel investment Group located in Chicago Illinois USA. Citadel Groups own several business subsidiaries under its umbrella that includes, Citadel; a corporation involved in the management of alternative assets for businesses and individual; Citadel securities, which is actively involved in trading of the American Capital market; Citadel Technologies which basically involves itself in giving investment management solution to individuals and business in Chicago. The Chicago Based billionaire and business mogul holds a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard. He actively involves himself in campaigns for community improvements by being a member in the Chicago Public Education Fund’s board of directors. Apart from business and investments Ventures, Kenneth Griffin is also philanthropic and is a member of the Economic club of Chicago and a champion for civic and cultural institutions in Chicago and its neighborhoods.

Born Kenneth C. Griffin, Mr. Griffin started involving himself in business in his sophomore year in Harvard University. His passion for investment was a driver to this business and it was not long before he hit the Goldmine. The stock market Crash of 1987 provided his escalation from a small time investor to a major stock investor. Since then, he has never looked back and has gone from strength to strength in the investment business. His citadel organization is a testament that hard work pays and he has been a source of inspiration to aspiring alternative investors. Over the course of his long successful career, Kenneth griffin has been a receiver of major honors. His Kensington Global strategies won the top award for risk-adjusted returns category which is an equivalent of the Oscars in the investments world. The strategy makes Citadel the best hedge fund firm in the world.

Kenneth griffin might be considered by many an investment genius. His rise from a mediocre investor in a hostel room in Harvard to the rise to being a major corporation’s CEO is a miracle. He has steered Citadel to become the largest and most efficient hedge fund corporation in the world. Citadel controls a staggering 1% of all the trading activities done in New York, London and Tokyo stock markets. Citadel corporation acts as an umbrella that manages and controls various business investments worth more than $6 Billion. Its successful adoption and use of strategies have ensured that its policies and cultures are continually upheld. Consequently, the organization success has been on the trajectory and no one has ever questioned Kenneth Griffins ability to steer the organization to the heights it belongs.

In conclusion, for an organization to be successful, it must also experience low moments no matter how successful it becomes. Citadel has not been an exception as it has also had its fair share of its troubles. However, under the able hand of its mercurial leader Kenneth Griffin, it has always been saved from such woes. His leadership skills and expert implementation of strategies has coincided with the rise of the citadel business is also worth noting that he is not all business without charity as he heads various charitable organizations in Chicago.

NBA games are one of the most exhilarating sporting events one can experience. With a tremendously huge popularity in the US and all over the world, NBA has gained a lot of interest from many investors. One of the factors that make NBA so popular is the lucrative sums of money associated with it. Due to this, it has attracted investors whose motives are to benefit from the huge packages associated that comes with being in one of the lists of NBA team owners. The love for the team and the game also plays a part in driving an investor to own a team.

For one to qualify as an NBA owner, the individual must undoubtedly have financial superiority. We have to acknowledge the fact that most NBA owners are of the elite group who have the power to buy anything.

One of the most prevalent individuals among the list of NBA owners is Bruce Levenson on wikipedia. The 65-year-old is a business person and NBA team owner. With his hardworking and a smart style of carrying out his activities, Mr. Levenson has wound his way through hustles and hurdles to become one of the top businesspeople in the US. He is the owner of the Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena. The role of Bruce Levenson in Atlanta Hawks is to oversee the operations and coordinate other programs of the team like charity works.

Apart from owning Atlanta Hawks, Bruce Levenson is a member of the NBA Board of Governors. With his passion for basketball, Mr. Levenson is one of the individuals that have contributed to the undeterred relevance of Basketball in the USA.

Bruce has been using basketball as a tool to make an impact in the society. With the fame of his team, he has taken this opportunity to enhance good practices in the community. For example, in 2014, Bruce and the whole team of Atlanta Hawks and staff went to the U.S Holocaust Museum where the affected individuals shared their ordeals and encouraged each other. He also made donations to the Holocaust Museum.

Bruce’s philanthropic nature is also one thing to admire about him. He has gained admiration from many due to numerous philanthropic activities he has undertaken. With his team fully behind him, Bruce has been an active member in many foundations. For example, in 2010, he oversaw the formulation of the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.

Bruce Levenson, however, decided to sell Atlanta Hawk earlier this year. The process had been a long one with the battles for the ideal owner running for seven months. Many people made bids for the sale of the team with the deadline being made on April 10th. Finally, the team was sold to Antony Ressler-Grant Hill group for nearly $850 million. With the sale, Bruce’s era as the owner of Atlanta Hawks was over

The contributions of Bruce Levenson in Atlanta Hawks are something that cannot be disregarded. It is valid to affirm that Mr. Bruce’s leadership and patience with the team contributed to the team’s recent capture of a title since 1994. For a team to be successful, the owner plays an integral role just like Mr. Levenson did.

Every business needs the kind of help that technology can offer to it. All businesses need technology in order to make it. Technology can help a business to grow, and it can help a business to succeed. In the world of business, technology is important in so many ways. A business can not make it in this day and age without the kind of help that technology brings. Those that are looking to run a successful business know just how important it is for them to give that business everything that it needs to make it, including technological help and support.

What can technology do for a business? It can help in the production of products. When a company is creating items that they are going to sell, they will find that the technology that is available today can help them to create products that are good. Technology can speed up the creation process, take care of the work that needs to be done, and it can help great products to be created. Through the help that technology provides, a business can create products that are special. Through the help that technology provides, a business can quickly and easily create multiple of the same product.

Technology can help with the advertising aspect of a business. Through the help that it provides, any business can get their name out there and draw in potential clients or customers. A business can get the advertising help that they need through the world of technology and all that it has to offer. Through the help of technology, a business can get advertising out there and appeal to anyone who might then end up buying from them or taking advantage of their services.

Technology can help a business with all of the paperwork that they have to keep. It can help a business to stay on task and up to date with all that they need done. Technology can help with the office portion of the work that any business does, allowing them to quickly and easily take care of all of the filing, data storage, and paperwork that they need to accomplish. Technology can help to make this side of things simpler.

Shaygan Kheradpir is someone who understands all that technology can mean to a business. He is a executive in the business and technology field. He is someone who knows that technology can change the way that a business is run. Individuals such as Shaygan Kheradpir know how to use technology to help a business succeed. He knows just what technology can bring to a business, and he understands just why it is so important.