When Mike Baur decided that it was time leave the banking business he did not walk away from this with a blank slate. He had a new vision for his life and he wanted to do something that would be different from the life that he held in the banking industry. What Mike Baur would decide to do is create a team of mentors and coaches that could help anyone that was trying to get themselves geared for an entrepreneurial endeavor. Mike has been able to venture into fundraising and helping those that are interested in getting a mentorship program started with the Swiss startup Factory.
He really has done a lot to help entrepreneurs because his company offers consultants that can help in so many different areas. Many people that have business ideas may only think about the beginning of how a business will function. They may consider an e-commerce site or a brick-and-mortar store, but they may have no idea about how they are planning to further develop products or services.
Fortunately, Mike has someone in place to help when it comes to establishing a routine for product development. Any customer that initially comes to a company may like something that is new, but it can be a very tedious process to actually get someone to consider continuing to patronize products if there is no innovation. Consumers that try clothes are going to look for the latest trends and go with the next best thing. People that buy technology are going to soon get tired of what is available and reach for the next best thing. What Mike and his Swiss Startup Factory is doing if helping entrepreneurs see that product development plays a very important part in building relationships with consumers. There has to be some level of innovation that comes forth in order to keep customers satisfied. This is something that Mike knows, and he believes that there are lots of elements that are going to play a part in how consumers are choosing to spend their money. He is willing to teach entrepreneurs how to tackle these elements.
Mike has used a background in banking to accelerate himself in the world of venture capitalism. He knows about what it takes to get funding, and he is spreading the word about this to other entrepreneurs that may need venture capitalists to help them start their businesses.
Recently, Darius Fisher, CEO of Status Labs, an online reputation management firm, sat down with Daniel Budzinski on the DreamCast podcast. Mr. Fisher touched on a wide range of issues, including his early start in business and how he balances a hectic work schedule with his personal life.
A chance encounter leads to a career
Mr. Fisher, 31, was originally from New York. Born in Manhattan, the entrepreneur was raised in a loving household by parents which prioritized education and encouraged their son to take part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities and life experiences.
After high school, Fisher moved to California, where he pursued a degree in economics. It was during college that he first realized that he had a knack for running and building his own businesses. He largely supported himself through college by selling used furniture on Craigslist that he bought from distressed sellers. This experience sealed his love for self-employment.
Darius Fisher relates how, through sheer luck, he was at a bar with some of his friends when he met a lady who was in political consulting. It so happened that she was looking for interns and encouraged Mr. Fisher and his friends to apply. Being just 22 and recently out of work, Fisher jumped on the opportunity. Soon he was rubbing shoulders with some of the state’s heaviest political players. The young Fisher, who says that he didn’t even know what political consulting was at the time, spent the next few months making lasting connections with political consultants, lobbyists and crisis managers. This set him on the course to becoming an entrepreneur in the online reputation management space.
He saw the sums that were being paid for managing the reputations of high-profile individuals. Yet many of the consultants and other professionals he worked with were much older, having little to no understanding of the many different technology channels that were becoming ever more important to people’s overall reputation.
Fisher saw that, by concentrating solely on the all-important area of online reputation management, he could create a niche in which there were very few competitors and no one who really knew what they were doing. He eventually founded Status Labs and, in so doing, drove his company to become the nation’s number-one online reputation management firm.
In today’s technology driven world, it is more important than ever before to have a good grounding in many technological related fields. One of the best ways to learn is to start early. Students who are comfortable with math and science are students who are likely to grow up confident learners capable of taking on the world.
This is a process that financial and technology expert Alexei Beltyukov knows well. As someone who has sought after educational opportunities at every turn, he wants others to be able to do the same thing and find the sort of academic success that has been his. He seeks out ways to help students today find the kind of love of academics that has been a major motivating force in his own life.
Many Impressive Credentials
In his life, Alexei Beltyukov has proudly explored many areas of academics and business pursuits. His credentials include a medical school degree, allowing him to get a firsthand look at the human body. In addition to his degree in medicine, he also holds a Master’s in Business Administration, allowing him to understand the field of business as well as that of medicine. As a result of his dedication to various fields, Alexei Beltyukov has also been equally successful as an entrepreneur. His latest venture is dedicated to the field of academics yet again.
Helping Students Understand Math
Students need to understand math. This is a process that Beltyukov knows well. Consequently, he has worked hard in order to help students explore this subject. His latest venture is called Solvy. Solvy is a new concept that helps to connect students and teachers alike, to the benefit of both.
As the Chief Operating Officer of this new technology, he hopes to help bring it to life to students all over the country who he knows can benefit from greater involvement in math education and closer attention to their individualized learning process. The new one is that he hopes will offer much needed math help to students and allow to become confident and happy math learners for the rest of their lives.