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Mike Baur- Founder Swiss tech industry

Tech industry in Switzerland is one of the most developed in the world. In every city in Switzerland, there numerous companies that have been started all addressing various tech issues that the consumer needs. Just like the Silicon Valley in the United States, Switzerland is a hub of technological innovations. The digital startups have been very beneficial to the economy of the country. There is jobs creations as well as revenue creation in the economy. This is an advantage given that these are two critical aspects of any good economy. The growth in the tech industry has kept Switzerland in the list of top countries that are doing very well in terms of growth in Europe.

 

Startup usually operate in a different manner from the big corporations. Since the market is already dominated by the large corporations who are collecting huge revenues every year, there is a need for the startups to come up with original ways of doing things. Instead of dealing with the tried and tested methods of production, startups come up with their ideas that will be appealing to the consumers. This is the route that enables them to mount serious competition against the big corporations.

 

Although not many startups learn how to grow into bigger companies, there are those that will be able to grow and match up to the big corporations. When a majority of startup companies runs an economy, the big companies will put a lot of finances into research and development. The consumer is the ultimate winner of the competition between small and large companies. Consumers gets to enjoy great technology as well as job opportunities that are created as the tech industry grows.

 

The advantage of the startups is that they have the privilege of thinking outside the box; this is because they have a small field of coverage. Even with a small workforce, it is possible to conduct better research in a particular field and come with the best solutions. The idea of startups in a country is a great one. It will lead to more innovative ideas that can be built on to provide job opportunities to the people.

 

About Mike Baur

 

Mike Baur is the leader of a startups incubator known as Swiss Startup Factory. This is an incubator that works closely with digital entrepreneurs to enable turn their ideas into profitable businesses. With so many startups coming up, it is necessary that there be good access to information. Mike Baur, a former banker, is dedicated to the mission of training and mentoring digital entrepreneurs.

 

Sahm Adrangi: Biotech Focus

Sahm Adrangi is a seasoned investor that has proven his mettle time and time again in the trading arena. He blazed a trail and made a name for himself rooting out and exposing corruption, scandal, and fraud in the Chinese business world, shorting multiple corrupt stocks to help build a strong portfolio. Sahm used this portfolio of $1 million to start his investment firm, Kerrisdale Capital. To date his firm is now handling over $150 million in investor capital.

While Sahm Adrangi has certainly built for himself a comfortable nest egg of capital, he isn’t spending his time sitting back, but helping to improve the market and making profitable trades all along the way. One of the ways Sahm’s firm has seen success is by narrowing their focus, sticking to only a few sectors of the finance world in order to specialize and make more efficient and effective trades.

Sahm Adrangi has narrowed his firm‘s focus on the biotechnology sector, an extremely profitable but fast moving market that requires substantial discipline and copious amounts of research in order to come out ahead. His firm, Kerrisdale makes it a point to publish and share research and development in this sector with the public and their investors. Biotechnology often has a lot of excellent innovations that come regularly to be traded publicly, making it a very profitable sector if one does the right research and trades with patience and tenacity.

Investors like Sahm Adrangi focus on the biotechnology sector because not only is it usually quite profitable for experienced traders, but also the money put into these sectors helps foster innovation in medicine, helping to improve lives all over the world by giving monetary incentive to those who innovate and develop new therapies for treatments against ailments like cancer.

Biotechnology promises to make some big strides in human potential, and with the financial backing provided by investors like Sahm, there is lots of room to move up. There are many exciting new developments in this sector that not only bring more money into the industry, but more hope for better therapies and technologies. Twitter

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: The Fight for Immigration Rights Continues

One of the biggest issues being faced today by the people who are pushing the advocacies of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin is the pardon that President Donald Trump did for Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

This article will revisit the recent article that the two journalists, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, wrote for Front Page Confidential after what they underwent in their fight for immigration rights.

The Worst Sherriff

In the Front Page Confidential publication, we can really read the testy stand of the two journalists on what President Donald Trump has done over the decision of were Sheriff Joe Arpaio will go in the future.

There will no doubt be more of the outrage from the decision of President Trump to absolve the former sheriff. In fact, many protests have probably been initiated to voice out the discontent of the people.

It should probably also be mentioned in this article how this trademark Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin case has really gotten to where it is right now. Ten years ago, this issue started because of what the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio did to the two journalists while they were working on their tasks and assignments on immigration rights around their area.

One night, the Sheriff illegally detained the two journalists, suspecting that what the two were doing were sabotaging the country because they were supporting immigrants’ rights, which shouldn’t be the case, according to the Sheriff.

Because of such illegal detention, there is now a settlement case and a staggeringly ominous amount of $3.75 million dollars as a form of relief of what the two journalists underwent. When the two journalists were arrested by the Sheriff, both of them were still working for the Village Voice, as executive editor and the CEO of the company.

It was also intimated that because of such work of the journalists, they were suspected by the Sheriff to be favoring the immigrants more than the citizens of the United States, who are the original citizens and locals in the states.

The Misdeeds

It was also suspected that Sheriff Joe Arpaio held a grudge against the two journalists because of the constant reporting in the New York Times from them about the outrageous misdeeds that he was responsible for since his election in 1992.

This grudge is what led of the arrest of the journalists. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:  http://www.phillypurge.com/2017/06/23/jim-larkin-michael-lacey-make-the-list-of-civil-rights-protectors/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/

Anyway, the victory and the settlement of the money that the two journalists received is now being used to fund the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, which is a nonprofit that promotes the rights of immigrants, especially their freedom of speech.

With the current projects that the nonprofit is doing, there’s still now a big hope that many people will experience the protection, support and assistance that come from people who don’t want other people to experience what the two journalists did.

We must also include here the fact that the $3.75 million dollars of settlement money is now being also used to make sure the rights of migrants and immigrants are not only protected, but also sustained in the coming years.

Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | LinkedIn

Desiree Perez, The Most Ferocious Negotiator In Music

Desiree “Des” Perez is not the typical entertainment executive to say the least. Being a female in a male-dominated industry has never caused her any concern as she thrives on being to hang with the most powerful men in music. Her tough negotiation style has made Des one of the most ferocious executives in the industry.

Recently, Billboard named Des as a Digital Power Player. As the Chief Operation Officer of streaming service TIDAL as well as Roc Nation, Perez is perhaps the most powerful female executive in music. Des led the $200 million deal with Sprint, which added up to 45 million customers to its subscription base. TIDAL has also given its subscribers exclusive tickets to JAY-Z’s 2017-18 tour. Perez brought in former Sony senior executive Richard Sanders to take over as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TIDAL, a move that could pay huge dividends.

Des has been the COO of Jay-Z’s Roc nation since 2009 and has generated billions of dollars managing the label and tours. She has been a close friend of Jay-Z for the better part of 20 years and has managed a number of highly successful entertainment venues in New York City. She has made her most significant contributions at the negotiation table, securing deals for Beyoncé’s Formation Stadium, the Rihanna Samsung deal, and even helped Major League Baseball star Robinson Cano secure a 10-year, $240 million deal with the Seattle Mariners. Her presence at the negotiation table is almost required when Roc Nation attempts to make a big money deal

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