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Former Banker Mike Baur Leaps Into Startup Acceleration

Mike Baur is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of the Swiss Startup Factory which is headquartered in Zürich. Baur spent several years in the banking industry including positions as the Head of Private Banking for both Clariden Leu and Sallfort Privatbank AG. The Swiss news source finews.ch announced in 2014 that Mike Baur had quit the field of banking and gone into business for himself.

The first company he founded was Bainso where he worked with Swiss startups that showed promise. Mike Baur lent the entrepreneurs behind these companies not only his extensive expertise but also his broad network of venture investors. At the time Baur said that the primary difficulty startups face with financing is finding the right transaction at the right time. He went on to say that he helped entrepreneurs develop sustainable strategies and how to implement them.

At Swiss Startup Factory, which was founded in 2015, Baur has refined how to help entrepreneurs get their business off the ground by developing the company’s 3 month Acceleration Program. This program is designed to help entrepreneurs go from an idea to market in 3 months time. The services that Swiss Startup Factory offers it clients is a collaborative workspace, mentoring, expert input, and a vast network of entrepreneurs and investors to support them.

Mike Baur also came up with the idea of “Founders Stories” on the Swiss Startup Factory website that features entrepreneurs talking about what made them successful when launching a business, especially the disruptive, creative ones that the company specializes in. In Mike Baur’s Founders Story he talks about his experiences launching businesses and his history in banking. One of the things he talks about is how traditional the world of banking is and how he is anything but traditional. He was excited to leave the world of banking behind and instead launch into a career where he helps entrepreneurs realize their dreams. He also discusses how if you expect to launch a new company it requires a really good work ethic as a lot of hard work is necessarily involved.

Among the startups that Mike Baur is currently working with is Avaneo which is developing a technically advanced automated accounting system for small businesses. Another interesting company Baur supports is WeaVR which will offer a social virtual reality experience. Their technology will allow people to virtually share their stories with others that make use of photos, video, and VR media.

 

Hedge Fund Manager And Philanthropist- George Soros

George Soros who is a Hedge fund manager is considered to be one of the most politically powerful man on earth. He began restructuring the political landscape of different countries in the world since the 1980s. George Soros has even gone to the extent of playing the role of tumbling regimes that has reined the nation for years. George Soros is also a great contributor of the United States of America politics. Mr. George Soros has been contributing to the political world through his time and resources which are derived from assets of about $13 billion.

However, George Soros sees his contribution as a passion and him as a missionary of with a marvelous mandate to transform the world into a better place with the best institutions. For a long period, Soros has been considered as the voice to the sense of grandiosity, and he has been doing this in a variety of ways. Mr. George is an author who has written several books including; under writing democracy which he wrote in 1991, and in 1987 he wrote the Alchemy of finance. In his books, George Soros talks then the truth about himself. In his books, George confesses that he has seen himself as vital and a messianic from a young age.

George Soros was born in Budapest, Hungary on 12th August 1930. Soros is a no-practicing Jews. George began his career when serving at London Brokerage firm Singer and Friedlander. George later moved to New York to work as a stock trader on Wall Street. His exposure and experience in the financial sector On Politico, led George to established Double Eagle fund in 1969. The firm expanded and he renamed the firm to Soros Fund and later to Quantum fund.

George Soros is not only a hedge fund expert, but he is also largely involved in charitable community activities on Biography. Soros began his philanthropic activities in 1989 in his country of origin by founding Open Society Foundation. As years went by, he began to make donations to various groups and charitable organizations in his country. Open Society has expanded and now has operations in more than 70 countries. In 1993 Gorge Soros launched the flagship of Soros Foundation in New York. The foundation was named Open Society Institution and has extended its services and contribution to several nations. George Soros is also a big supporter of the refuges and in 2106 he made enormous contributions of about $500 million to companies and organizations managed by immigrants and refugees. Over the years Mr. Soros has also given gifts to several immigrants’ organizations on Forbes.

George Soros is a go-getter, and he is very determined to not only see his goals come to pass but also the goals and dreams of others. George attended London School of Economics.