MIKE BAUR; A MENTOR AND AN ENTREPRENEUR

Mike Baur; a business and entrepreneur from Swiss participated in co-founding Swiss Startup Factory. He is also a managing partner of the same institution. Mike is has a great experience having worked for more than twenty years at in the banking industry. He then quit working in the banking sector to start investing in startup companies. He then co-founded Swiss Startup Factory in the year twenty fourteen together with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer.Baur has participated as a jury member at the START Summiteer which took place at St Gallen University. When Swiss Startup Factory partnered with CTI in two thousand and sixteen, Baur was named the deputy managing director of CTI.

 

Baur used his experience and professional skill to lead Swiss Startup Factory through the Goldback Group accelerating program in early two thousand and sixteen. The Wall Street Journal had featured Mike’s career from when he started working at Swiss Bank to when he became an entrepreneur and lastly, his role in start-up investments.Mike mainly invests a lot of his time in the Swiss youth entrepreneurship and in supporting several Swiss Startups as a mentor as an investor. Mike graduated from Rochester University, NY with an MBA.He also holds an Executive MBA which he received from the University of Berne. Mike has served in numerous top positions for example; he served as the CEO of ScanSource, Inc. The company experienced rapid growth under his leadership.

 

The company had an annual sale of over three billion dollars. The company has grown and currently had forty-five offices across several states. Mike was elected to be the president of the company since it was founded in two thousand and two until two thousand and seven. Mike is well-known as an advocate who fights for the wellness of the community, and he takes part in the beneficial Corporate Shield running events besides other road races and fitness challenges that are held.

 

About Swiss Startup Factory

 

Swiss Startup factory is a Zurich-based company that was established in two thousand and fourteen. The company was started with the aim of looking for successful digital entrepreneurs.The company has provided opportunities since it was launched by using its strong network in Switzerland and around the globe. Mike led the company through a three-month long start-up accelerator program that provided a platform where they could provide their services and end up achieving their entrepreneurial goals.

 

Mike has been represented by Sonia Zaks Gallery in Chicago from the year nineteen eighty-one to two thousand and five.MAM Gallery in Omaha is currently representing Baur.He has sculptures in several locations especially in Illinois, US.

 

Livio Bisterzo: Revolutionizing The Food Industry

On May 24, 2017 PR Newswire reported that actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Strand Equity Partners had made an investment in HIPPEAS. HIPPEAS is a vegan company that provides natural food snacks to consumers. The company’s signature products are its chickpea puffs that are available in six flavors Happenin’ Hickory, Pepper power, Far Out Fajita, Sriracha Sunrise, Vegan White Cheddar and Maple Haze.

Livio Bisterzo, CEO and co-founder of HIPPEAS, expressed his excitement at the investment from Leonardo and Strand Equity Partners. He said it was important for the company’s growth that it has board partners who are aligned with the company’s values and vision. Seth Rodsky a managing partner at Strand Equity was bullish on HIPPEAS’ prospects in the market. He said the talented management and unique product at HIPPEAS gave them confidence that they were making a solid investment. The investors did not reveal the amount of money they put into the company.

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Livio Bisterzo has always had the entrepreneurial spirit from his college days. He was always marketing events and working on youth culture events. After leaving college he continued challenging himself across various industries. Along the way he has created some big brands and he has also failed spectacularly. In 2015 he started Green Park Holdings as a company that provides consumers with a portfolio of brands that provide “better for you” value propositions. The main vision for the company is to instigate positive and lasting change in the drink and food industry. Livio had a unique approach to creating products. Instead of creating a product first and then branding it, he created a brand proposition and then came up with the product. He achieved this by first creating a story that his audience would believe. After ensuring that his story was a as powerful as possible he embarked on innovating products that would inspire customers. A year from HIPPEAS launch, the product is available in over 18000 retailers.

HIPPEAS is a low calorie, gluten free, vegan, allergen free, non GMO and kosher snack. It provides customers with a good of dose of protein and fiber. The snack is made from chicken peas, which release nitrogen back to the soil. Additionally, for every pack sold, HIPPEAS donates a portion of the sales to Farm Africa, an NGO that supports East African farmers.

Learn more about Livio Bisterzo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQyqV7Dgy0E