Mike Baur, a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the Swiss Startup Factory is regarded as a mover and shaker among entrepreneurs. It’s no surprise when he has started such a well-rounded organization committed to helping young startups get the funding that they need as well as the guidance in all aspects of their business. This all comes on the heels of Baur leaving a secure and long-term job in the banking industry where he started from the bottom and worked his way up.
Baur has seen it all in the financial markets, having worked in a standard banking system as well as with investment firms. His resume is impressive having worked for USB Wealth Management, Clariden Leu, and Sallfort Privatbank AG as well. This work history has given him just what he has needed to gain valuable experience for both banking and for helping young entrepreneurs start their new businesses from the ground up. His desire to become an entrepreneur as well as to inspire others is what led him to take the leap into starting his own company.
His main goal was to be a part of the biggest and best startups in Switzerland, stirring both the minds and creativity of those who worked for others as well as for those who also had been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug. His big startup list includes his passion for Startup DNA, Startup investments and his acceleration program that he formed for the Swiss Startup Factory along with his partners.
Every aspect of the SSUF aspires to impact the economy going forward, and leaving the old economy behind. These startups could potentially play a vital role in what makes Switzerland stronger as a country, especially in the digital world. This effort that he has made in the digital markets is a big part of what is known as the fin-tech industry. This new industry has young entrepreneurs working hard to grab their place in the ever-evolving industry.
Baur’s massive success has led him to get several invitations as a keynote speaker as well as for his role in giving back through the SSUF. Baur is also striving to get investors involved to help these young startups find their way in their marketplace, so that they can get off to a solid start building their businesses and helping others too.
IDLife is partnering with Garmin to offer a wearable fitness device to all of its customers. Beginning June 1, 2017, IDLife customers will be able to purchase Garmin’s line of vivo activity trackers and the Garmin Index Smart Scale on IDLife.com.
IDLife and Garmin believe that good health is a great deal more than just a number on a scale, good health is a way of life. With that in mind, the wearable fitness device offered by the two companies will connect over wifi and it will measure a multitude of health factors. These health factors include weight, body mass index (BMI), body fat, water percentage, and skeletal muscle mass. With the ability to see all of these different aspects of a their health, people who own this product will have a better idea of the status of their health beyond just the number that is found on a scale.
Garmin has been in the wearable fitness device market for over ten years and has become one of the leaders in this field. IDLife exists to help people lead healthy lifestyles by offering high-quality, customized vitamins and nutritional products. The combination of these two well-known, well-respected companies makes sense and will provide consumers with the best products to help them on their health journey.
Logan Stout, the founder and CEO of IDLife, has been a huge part of making the company what it is today. Stout is an accomplished business owner, philanthropist, speaker, and leadership trainer and he used many of these skills in making IDLife succeed. Logan Stout has a vision and passion for educating people on the importance of health and wellness and for providing high-quality products to help them succeed on their health journey.
Stout’s passion does not end in helping others succeed in living a physically healthy life. He also wants to help people build their leadership skills so that they can succeed in every facet of life. He has partnered with experts in both leadership and health and wellness to accomplish these goals in his business.
Jason Halpern is as handsome as he is accomplished. After taking over the family business, JMH Development, in 2010 Jason has been diligently working. Mr. Halpern is quite the busy man dividing his time and attention between many business projects. He is involved in multiple projects in the state of New York including Townhouses for Cobblestone Hill. He is also involved in Aloft South Beach, a 235 room hotel in South Miami Beach. Aloft South Beach promotes the JMH Development philosophy; it is hotel that has been the product of restoration of historical structures.
In addition to his role as owner and business, Jason Halpern makes time for his philanthropic interests. Jason is strongly involved in the success of the philanthropy, Joel A. Halpern Trauma at Westchester Medical Center, a charity in which he has strong investment. This Level I Trauma Center provides necessary medical care to those in need of medical assistance. The services provided include: open heart surgery, care for burn victims, reattachment of limbs, complex emergency neurosurgical and orthopedic surgery, and care for individuals with internal injury.
Joel A. Halpern Trauma is not the only charity Jason Halpern is known for promoting. In 2015, Jason expanded his charitable interest by becoming involved in the provision of clean water to Ethiopians and Nepalese locals supplying over 650 individuals with pure water. Jason completed this task by partnering with a global water non-profit promising $20,000 in water donations for every contract signed at Three Hundred Collins. The charitable efforts of Jason Halpern have made a difference in the lives of many.