Swiss Start-up Factory Partners with CTI Invest
Written by JoyousTrinity on January 24, 2017
Starting from January 1, 2016, Swiss Startup Factory will begin a close cooperation with CTI Invest. The announcement was made by Jean-Pierre Vuilleumier, CTI’s Managing Director at the Swiss Venture Day held in December 2015. CTI Invest, a leading financing platform for innovative enterprises in Switzerland will commence a close cooperation with Swiss Startup Factory to develop the Swiss startup ecosystem.
After formation of the partnership, Mike Baur, the founder of Swiss Startup Factory assumes the mantle of the Deputy Managing Director of CTI Invest. He is expected to succeed the incumbent CTI’s Managing Director, Jean-Pierre Vuilleumier. To further cement the relationship between CTI Invest and Swiss Startup Factory, Jeane-Pierre will be part of Swiss Startup Factory’s management team.
The two organizations will partner in different fields such as startup acceleration, co-organizing events such as the Swiss Startup Day, and training Swiss digital entrepreneurs under the brand “Swiss Startup Training.” The training process is scheduled for spring 2016. Already CTI Invest and Swiss Startup Factory have unveiled videos and podcasts featuring Swiss Startups.
CTI Invest will support Swiss Startup Factory during the pre-selection process, co-organizing events such as the Demo Day, and training Swiss startups. Since both organizations act as lean facilitators, their partnership will adopt the lean concept. The partnership will result in the renewal of the Swiss Venture Day format. Two tracks will be used simultaneously at the events in Lausanne and Zurich. One track will be for IT while the other one for Life Science. Furthermore, organizers plan to have a Life Sciences Venture Day in Basel.
About Mike Baur
Mike Baur worked as a commercial apprentice at UBS before moving to Swiss Private Bank as an executive board member. He has two decades of experience in Swiss Private Banking. Mike started his entrepreneurial journey in 2014 at the age of 39 after joining forces with his two partners to establish Swiss Startup Factory, the leading privately-financed Swiss startup accelerator. Already as a youth, Mike had interest for the subject of finance and banking.
Throughout his career, Mike devotes a significant portion of his practice to mentor Swiss youth entrepreneurs while offering financial aid to Swiss startups. Mike serves as the co-founder and Managing Director of Swiss Startup Association. He attended the University of Bern and Rochester University in New York to pursue an Executive MBA and MBA respectively.
What LOVAGANZA’s Highly Anticipated Celebrations Entail Come 2020
Written by JoyousTrinity on January 6, 2017
2020 will be an exceptional year for the LOVAGANZA and the whole world especially to those who will taste the great celebrations anticipated to be held by the entertainment brand. They will be held in several destinations in the world through the inspiration of Bohemian adventure on lovaganza.com and other cultures on the earth. Great entertainment from action films, exhibitions as well as other magnificent appeals will be part of the celebrations. They are anticipated to start in May and end in September 2020 happening concurrently in eight different worldwide flagship places.
Lovaganza celebrations entail showcasing different cultures that are present on the earth through the unusual and dazzling form of entertainment. All these will be portrayed through exhibitions, motion pictures, live events as well as attractions so as to fulfill the LOVAGANZA’s aim of experiencing on a Bohemian Journey around the world.
The extraordinary event was previously planned to happen in the year 2015, but the planners pushed the date to the year 2020. The reason behind the change of the date is because LOVAGANZA wanted to capture the current entertainment technologies on Facebook that are changing vigorously. This will help to gulp the most recent or the current cultures existing on planet earth. The celebrations are expected to happen simultaneously in different places including America, Africa, Middle East, Europe, Asia as well as Oceania.
Before 2020 comes, several activities concerning the final ceremony will be carried out for the preparation of the four big months. Such include a traveling show on Facebook beginning in 2017 and it is aimed at promoting the 2020 LOVAGANZA celebrations. The traveling Avenue on lovaganza.com will also show some samples of the motions pictures on 3d and 2D technologies to be revealed in full later in 2020. The shooting of the preliminary film trilogy will be carried out then of which it has already begun in some places like U.S. France and Spain as well. The film trilogy will be showcased on the immerscope screens during the traveling show, but during the major celebrations, the screens used will portray the latest technology representing the present and future.
LOVAGANZA is one of the entertainment brands that accounts for a humanitarian mission. The brand leads in making fabulous global entertainment that inspires humanity so as to create a world of Peace, Unity, and Abundance for everyone. LOVAGANZA has two different entities distinguished by nature of work and profitability. The LOVAGANZA Entertainment Franchise and aims at producing films that provoke global impact and earns some incomes as well. The other entity is LOVAGANZA Foundation which is a philanthropic arm aiming at carrying out charitable activities. Source: https://www.behance.net/gallery/41611183/Lovaganza-2020
Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water
Written by JoyousTrinity on January 6, 2017
Ryan Emmons is the founder of a premium bottled water company, known as Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water. The company was launched in 2012 on the principles of health, charitable initiatives and sustainability. His product can be purchased from any of almost 2,000 stores across 30 states in the U.S.
According to Charm City Beverge, at the start of his company, he sold a couple thousand cases of his premium bottled water yearly from the Waiakea spring. Now, they have increased sales to over 120,000 cases per year. Mr. Emmons also donates 500 million liters of clean water to underprivileged areas across the continent of Africa. In fact, for every liter of water that is sold, his company, in partnership with Pump-Aid donates 650 liters of water.
The water that he promotes through his company is entirely packaged from recycled plastic bottles, which requires 85% less energy to create by comparison to traditionally bottled water. The water is rich with natural minerals, contains numerous electrolytes, and is naturally alkaline. The company is now estimated to be valued at over $10 million. Learn more about Waiakea Water: http://www.ladistco.com/products/drinks/water/waiakea-hawaiian-volcanic-water/
Forbes said that Waiakea water is different from most other bottled waters on the market, because it is filtered from rainfall as well as melting snow, through the structure of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano. This filtering process is naturally dispersed through 14,000 feet of the highly porous volcanic rock, picking up magnesium, calcium, potassium, alkaline and electrolytes in the process.
It also contains 30mg of Silica. Studies show that consuming 10mg or more of silica per day could reduce risk for developing Alzheimer’s by 11%. These elements are known scientifically to aid in healthy bones, nails, hair as well as skin. Many studies have shown that such water can stave off osteoporosis and benefit those who suffer from acid reflux, due to the naturally alkaline nature of the water.
Mr. Emmons’s company has seen a substantial growth of 4000% since its inception in 2012. This steady rise in value is mainly from local distributors, as well as national business chains such as Whole Foods. The Waiakea water is less expensive than its competition, selling at only $1.79 for half of a liter and only $2.79 for an entire liter of water.
How to pick an event planner
Written by JoyousTrinity on December 22, 2016
There are a lot of event planners in New York City and finding the perfect one may be a bit difficult. Here are tips to help you pick the best.
– Outline the main objectives of the event. Make sure that you clearly define the goals of the event.
– Depending on the areas you need to be helped, outline your reason for choosing to hire the planner.
– The objectives should then help you estimate the cost of hosting the event.
– Seek for a person with experience and with their help, identify a good event planner.
– Take advantage of your professional affiliations to get a good event planner.
– Hotel convention sales departments around you can be of big help when sourcing a good event planner.
– After having a list of the event planners you want, interview three of them, asking them about their businesses and experiences.
– Give the planners your details such as your objectives, budget and timeline. They will help you put together the event program.
– Personally interact with the planners and build a rapport with them. You will certainly establish their level of professionalism.
– Apart from what you know about the planners from their portfolio and your colleagues, take the time to find out how they work by yourself. Do a bit of digging.
– Pick the one you feel is competent enough. Trust your guts with this.
– Discuss details of payment with the planner upfront. Negotiate where possible.
– Don’t leave everything to the event planner. Work hand in hand with them. If the fail you a couple of times, do not hesitate to fire them and hire another events planner.
Among the event planning companies in New York City, Twenty Three Layers has managed to stand out. Below, we briefly look at what they do.
About Twenty Three Layers
The event planning company focuses on making an event more energetic through creativity. From corporate functions to personal celebrations, the company brags a good portfolio. It works in conjunction with top event management establishments and to create the kind of event you wish for. Twenty Three Layers has definitely identified itself as a go-to premier event management organization.
Cone Marshall Helps Domestic And International Citizens With Tax Laws
Written by JoyousTrinity on December 17, 2016
Geoffrey Cone and Karen Marshall are the co-founders and leaders of a top New Zealand law firm, named Cone Marshall. The firm was established in 1999 and it is the only one in New Zealand that specializes in tax trust and its management. They also provide trustee services to allied establishments.
Both Cone and Marshall have many years of experience in the law field. Before her told at Cone Marshall, she worked in London where she worked in commercial litigation. In 2005, she joined Cone Marshall and became its Principal in 2006. Her leadership involves advising statutory trustee companies.
Cone, the other co-founder worked for many years in the law industry before returning to Auckland. He worked for a leading law firm, where he practiced both commercial litigation and tax and trust advisory. He also worked in the British West Indies before he finally returned home to open his own practice in 1999.
The Cone Marshall firm works with companies and families to help them establish New Zealand Trust. They also take on the responsibility of offering advice to people on international tax. They have always observed only the highest morals and principles of international and domestic tax laws.
Geoffrey Cone has made it his personal mission to discredit the ill-informed notion that New Zealand is a tax harbor. In a recent article, written by the man himself, he discredits this belief by explaining how New Zealand is in fact a model for tax transparency.
Cone explains that New Zealand upholds the OECD’s (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) standards to a tee. The country has no characteristics that would establish them on the list of tax havens. They impose taxes, they are transparent, and their laws do not inhibit the exchange of information with other governments.
In fact, New Zealand’s transparency has become the gold standard as far as the OECD is concerned. The 2002 OECD Model Agreement supports the exchange of information to create and enforce laws, and New Zealand was one of the first in the world to be placed on the OECD’s white list for substantially implement the agreed upon standard.
Rules and regulations in New Zealand tax transparencies include, reporting trust information to the government, and giving New Zealand details such as details of settlements, details of assets and liabilities, and money received or spent. If trusts are business-related, the trustee must keep additional information including accounting information.
The Manse on Marsh Encourages Socialization and Exercise
Written by JoyousTrinity on December 12, 2016
The Manse on Marsh has been serving the San Luis Obispo area for many years. It is an assisted living facility that encourages seniors to continue living a vibrant lifestyle. There are many programs that promote socialization and exercise in the community.
It is a common misconception that seniors are isolated and lonely when residing in an assisted living facility, but this could not be further from the truth in this community. Manse on Marsh encourages seniors to socialize with their peers through various activities. Seniors can work on arts and crafts projects together, or they can discuss their favorite authors by joining the book club. There are even group games, field trips and Happy Hour events.
It is important for seniors to stay active so they can keep their muscles and bones strong. This is why the facility offers a range of programs that promote movement. Seniors can attend fitness classes such as Zumba and Jazzercise, or they can take part in sports programs such as golf and bowling. The staff also plans weekly neighborhood walks so seniors can exercise their legs and get some fresh air.
Families and potential residents can learn more about the Manse on Marsh by checking out the official Facebook and blog. The Facebook page is always updated with the latest news and upcoming events in the community. There are plenty of pictures and several videos that display the interior, amenities and recent events. The Facebook page also features an option to sign up for the community newsletter.
The official blog includes a variety of posts on the community and assisted living facilities in general. Families can check out the awards won by Manse on Marsh, or they can check out tips for choosing the right assisted living facility for their loved one. The posts also include past and upcoming events, tips for reducing holiday stress and information on the owner of the facility.
The Manse on Marsh never forces a senior to take part in any programs and activities, but they do encourage seniors to stay active and socialize with other residents of the community.
Protecting Yourself From Risk
Written by JoyousTrinity on December 9, 2016
Many investors today are concerned about the future of the economy. The good news is that there are strategies to protect yourself and your portfolio from risk. The Brexit was a major economic event that happened early this year. The ramifications of this event will be felt for years to come, and it is important that investors prepare accordingly. US Money Reserve is a podcast that concentrates on helping investors protect themselves from economic risk. In a recent episode, the guests talked about how investors could take steps today to limit their overall risk in the market.
US Money Reserve
Gold is one of the best ways to protect yourself from economic risk and inflation. Not only is gold an inflation hedge, but it also goes up when the overall economy goes down. This is why many financial advisors recommend having some gold in your portfolio at all times. When the economy is doing well, a lot of people stay away from gold. However, this is the best time to invest. When the economy starts to slow, gold goes up and investors pour into the precious metal.
One of the biggest factors increasing risk around the world is debt. A lot of countries today are carrying trillions of dollars of debt on their balance sheet. Investors today need to be prepared for volatile markets in the future. A lot of central banks are trying to keep interest rates as low as possible. Although this helps borrowers, this does not help people who are trying to earn a high return on their investments. Whatever your age, you need to be prepared to act according to the economic conditions today.
In the future, US Money Reserve plans to talk about various ways to invest in gold. The Brexit gold coin is just one example of this strategy. A lot of investors are taking a small percentage of their income and buying gold. Over time, this is a great way to build up an emergency fund in the event that something bad happens. If you want to take your portfolio to the next level, this is a great way to get started. The US Money Reserve podcast is informative to new investors trying to build their portfolio. Although the Brexit can be scary to think about, there is a lot of opportunity for investors who are informed.
Learn more: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-money-reserve-featured-on-epns-enterprise-radio-300213820.html
George Soros Rises again to Fund The Democrats Massively
Written by JoyousTrinity on December 3, 2016
The philanthropist billionaire investor, who is well-known for his political views after donating over $27 million to defeat President George W. Bush in the 204 elections. He is one of the leading funders of the politics in the democratic movement. He is also one of the leading conservative boogeymen. George Soros has committed or donated more than $25 million to help Hillary Clinton in the 2016 elections together with other Democratic candidates in her cause. Most of the speculators expected George Soros to give more during these past elections.
The 85-year-old New Yorker was born in Hungary. Soros planned to attend the first-ever convention for the Democrats to watch Hillary Clinton, with whom he has a 25-year relationship, accept to be nominated as the presidential candidate bearing the Democrats nomination. However, he decided to cancel the trip due to unavoidable circumstances. According to his associates, George Soros felt he wanted to monitor the European Situation at a closer look. Active trading is swallowing the famous billionaire.
However, most of the people around George Soros always seem to say that he has been more active in politics now more than any other time. They say that he is motivated by the combination of faith in fear of GOP and Clinton. He is an active rival of Donald Trump. George Soros accuses him of working as a member of the ISIS.
Michael Vachon, George Soros political advisor, say that his boss has consistently donated massive amounts of money to bankroll the events of the Democrats. For this year, his power in politics has been rejuvenated. Before Trump became the Republican nominee, he was still high in politics. According to George Soros, Donald Trump is the opposite of many things he cares about in a modern society. For many years, George Soros has worked to support these beliefs he sees Donald Trump trading. They include religious tolerance, criminal justice reform, and immigration reforms.
George Soros willingness to turn on the cash spending-spree to help Hillary beat Trump in the elections can be seen in the finance circles which the democratic movement was swimming. For Hillary Clinton, this was an exquisite sign. He gave more than anyone in his history. George is seen as one of the most prominent donors in any event. He has the capability to catalyze other prominent billionaires towards giving.
For him to be sure, other liberal philanthropists had big sums to back up Hillary Clinton. Tom Stayer, the San Francisco-based environmentalist, donated more than $31 million for the battle against Donald Trump. Don Sussman, the New York-based Hedge Funder gave more than $13 million to various committees and campaigns against Donald Trump. However, few of them had the conviction portrayed by George Soros.
The effect of the mobilization helped bankroll Hillary Clinton’s campaign and built a massive wall of financial advantage. For this reason, Clinton had a campaign machine that dwarfed Donald Trump. Soros was the primary donor of this movement. While the campaigns were tightening in June, Soros had over $7 million in donations towards the PAC.
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Helane Morrison Appointed as the SEC Administrator
Written by JoyousTrinity on November 30, 2016
Recently, Helane Morrison was appointed the SEC administrator. Helane has a long experience that led to this promotion and is incredibly qualified for this position. During her study at University of California at Berkeley, she also worked as the senior editor of the California Law Review.
After graduating, she served as a junior law clerk to the Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun as well as Hon. Richard Posner of the US Court of Appeals. She went on to join the private sector where she practiced law in the city of San Francisco before joining the San Francisco Office of the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Here, she oversaw securities enforcement, litigation as well as regulatory matters. Very recently, she was employed as the Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer General Counsel with the Hall Capital Partners, LLC.
With her new appointment as SEC Administrator, she will be managing the enforcement and examination sections that are located in the San Francisco office. Her expansive history includes supervising various major investigations that enable enforcement actions. Before accepting to take the job, she was responsible for representing clients who were sued by the SEC. She is among a handful of female administrators working for SEC.
About Helane Morrison
Helane is an American businesswoman, advocate and former regional director of the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Madam Helane has served as a general counsel as well as chief compliance officer at the Hall Capital Partners LLC from 2007.
Early Life and Education
Morrison Helane was born in Brooklyn, New York and received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. She attended the University of California, Berkeley. Here, she became the editor-in-chief at the California Law Review and ultimately earned her Juris Doctor there in 1984. She was finally admitted to the State Bar of California in the year 1987.
Helane began her career in 1984 as a junior law clerk for Richard A. Posner of the US Court of Appeals. In 1985, she became a law clerk for Harry Blackmun of the US Supreme Court. She joined SEC in 1996 as the head of the regional enforcement programs for the San Francisco Regional Office. In 1999, she was promoted to become the head of the office (district administrator) and later regional director. Helane joined the Hall Capital Partners LLC, a private investment firm, in 2007 to serve as the general consultant as well as the chief compliance officer. She is also the managing director and a member of the executive committee.
Cone Marshall Helps to Strengthen New Zealand’s Economy
Written by JoyousTrinity on November 18, 2016
Cone Marshall, a successful law firm in New Zealand, has recently been featured in several of the country’s business magazines because of its strong effort to support the New Zealand economy. The New Zealand economy has suffered greatly in the past decade or so due to strict regulations on foreign imports which have worked to cripple a once stable market. Because of the innovative programs implemented by the firm’s founders, Geoffrey Cone and Karen Marshall, Cone Marshall has become a foundational business in the New Zealand area. During a brief interview with the company’s founders, New Zealand’s primary business magazine reported that the company had successfully strengthened the economic systems that exist in New Zealand through its development of qualified leaders, attention to detail with regard to international trust and estate planning services, and focus on the adequate assessment of thriving and failed programs.
Development of Leaders
Cone Marshall has been frequently praised for the quality of the leaders developed at this firm. Geoffrey Cone once stated that his primary goal, with regard to the sustained growth of his law firm, was the development of successful and qualified attorneys. Cone stated that the careful attention that he and his partner give to each employee at Cone Marshall serves to ensure that the beneficial culture that has been established at the firm will continue. The extra emphasis placed on the development of leaders at Cone Marshal is well received in New Zealand. Clients of the firm often mention the caliber of the employees at Cone Marshall when describing the benefits of hiring the company.
Attention to Detail
Cone Marshall has also been praised for a precise attention to detail in international trust and estate planning cases. With more than 20 years of experience in the tax law industry, the attorneys at Cone Marshall are able to efficiently handle each client on an individual basis. The attention given by the attorneys at Cone Marshall provide a unique experience for most clients.
Assessment of Company Programs
The New Zealand business magazine also discussed Cone Marshall’s extensive process of examining its own programs and initiatives. The firm has become truly distinct in the area of tax law due to the Cone Marshall leaders’ commitment to the continued improvement of programs.