Eva Moskowitz Continues to Expand Success Academy

Eva Moskowitz is founder of Success Academy. She believes that charter schools are important to the success of teaching children. After over 100 hearings with the City Council Education Committee she decided to open Success Academy in 2006. She saw how schools were failing children in New York City.


She says children need strong effective teachers to succeed and a curriculum that challenges children to excel in their subjects. She thinks they need to know that teachers expect something from them. Children must be taught skills that help them succeed.


She says that at Success Academy the teachers teach math, English, science, chess, other subjects, and sports. They have to undergo strict training, work closely with other teachers, have workshops, and feedback on their work. The teachers are very responsive to parents and return phone calls within 24 hours.


Over 16,000 families applied to Success Academy with only 3,000 openings one year. Today they have over 41 schools that serve over 14,000 kids in New York City. Eva received the 2016 Savas Award for Private Public Partnerships from the Reason Foundations.


She has plans to continue expanding Success Academy to about 100 schools in the next decade. She believe the number of children in charter schools will increase or double in four years as more families seek higher quality education. The academy opens school in neighborhoods that have failing schools and their is a need for better education.


We look for a great need for better education and the space open a school she said. For example a building in Far Rockaway had enough rooms to open a school in an area that really needed better quality education.


She believes public education is for everyone and opens some schools in middle class neighborhoods. We want to serve the larger public and we believe in integrated schools. Eva Moskowitz continues her quest to expand Success Academy over the next several years.




Involvement of Mark Baur in Venture Capitalism

Starting your own business nowadays is very hard owing to the competition and harsh environment. Despite this, there are still young people who are choosing this life in Switzerland being led by Mike Baur. With hard work and determination, Mike Baur believes that anything is possible. The good thing about implementing your ideas is that you have the ability to try out something new and something that you love. Mike Baur has created the Swiss Start-up factory to help these young people realize their dreams. He says that he created this venture to reduce the probability of making the wrong decisions. He also created the venture to finance promising ventures. Mike Baur remains committed to helping the young entrepreneurs grasp entrepreneurial basics from A to Z.


He has managed to make this dream a reality by partnering with other people such as Max Meister and Oliver Walzer. These gentlemen shared a common vision of establishing an accelerator that implemented a special business approach. These gentlemen together with Mike Baur established this venture in the year 2015 and remains a private enterprise since then. Mike Baur established a three-month accelerator program for the new entrepreneurs. The main mission of this program is to teach the young entrepreneurs good startup methodology and a good way of defining milestones. Finally, Mike Baur aims at helping the entrepreneurs reduce the time they spend on the market. It’s during this stage that the entrepreneurs receive the funding. They are then able to work with the various departments of the Swiss Start-up such as sales, technology, marketing, and finance.


All said and done, Mike Baur has recorded significant success for the time that he has being involved with this company. He has participated in the launching of three startups such as Diplomero, Diabird, and Hello Vegan. For starters, Diplomero has served as a platform for people to learn online in Switzerland. As for Diabird, this startup specializes with people suffering from Diabetes. Finally, Mike Baur has been part of the Hello Vegan that happens to be an online food shop that specializes in new products and recipes for people who live on vegetables in Switzerland.


Before venturing out to venture capitalism, Mike Baur used to be a banker in Switzerland, and he has 20 years of experience in this field. Some of the institutions that he has worked for include Clariden Leu and UBS. He also spends some of his time being a judge of the best startups in Switzerland.

Bruce Bent II: Investments for the Future

The money market fund is an open investment platform for all citizens. Employees, the entrepreneurial community, companies, and institutions are free to use the investment platform. Brokerage firms and banks offer a platform through which potential investors purchase shares of money market funds. The money then earns dividends for the shareholders. Standard investment options provided by money-market fund service providers include treasury bills, short-term debt securities, and commercial paper.

Money market fund provides investment options to millions of citizens. Despite being considered as a low- return investment option, money market fund comes with guaranteed returns at the time of maturity. Unlike most investment options available, the mutual fund is a low-risk investment.

Bruce Bent II

Bruce Bent ll is an experienced entrepreneur, financial guru and investment manager. He is also a proven manager and C.E.O. who managed the spectacular growth of The Reserve—a money market mutual fund and FDIC cash management business—over a 17-year period.

Bruce Bent II was responsible for overseeing the orderly winding down of The Reserve money market mutual fund products following the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy in September of 2008. The product line was voluntarily closed by its management with holders in the Reserve Primary Fund receiving 99 cents on the dollar for their original investment, and 100 cents on the dollar for all other money funds.

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Learning With Giants: Marc Sparks and His Triumph

Living in Dallas, Texas, most entrepreneurs, business people, startup developers, company owners, name it, have already heard from either the name of Marc Sparks or the companies that he founded and achievements that he has already accomplished.


Marc Sparks is one of these personalities that are always in the spotlights of business news or, mainly, Dallas news. Mark Sparks has already run many firms, and his strong leadership led him to be the chief officer of many groups in companies related to telecommunications, real estate developers, investment strategies, business management, administration, and other areas.


Currently operating as the head of Timber Creek Capital, a firm specialized in selling investment and business advice that are updated to the newest trends and market strategies every month.


A series of business built from the ground began after the young entrepreneur graduated from his years in high school, in 1975, Austin. Since then, Marc fell in love with the concept of creating his businesses and learning more about the many markets that the world had to offer. He acquired a lot of experience in the process, and more than half a dozen companies were founded by the businessman, either as the co-founder or as the owner of the business, leading him to become one of the youngest successful startup developers in the United States.


His story of success sometimes leaves behind the amount of dedication and hard work that he had to put in, though. Hours of thinking, planning, talking to other business owners and of understanding the different markets of the U.S. were put into perspective. The young businessman is also an author of great success, having written the book “They Can’t Eat You,” Marc Sparks talks about his story, career, the triumphs and downfalls of his path as well as some of the quotes and knowledge that he brings with him every day.


Venture investments are no stranger to the young writer, as he has owned and led some of his companies in the field of capital management and financial advice.


According to Marc, he was born with a keen instinct that led him to the triumphing path that he is now, always selling companies worth millions of dollars and developing products and brands that are self-made and created from scratch. Having had no training at all from professionals in the area, Marc considers his success a gift.


For Timber Creek Capital, for example, it all began with an idea. An idea that not only covers, according to Marc, an aspect that is very underdeveloped in the market, but also targets consumers that are not receiving the treatment that financial advisors could be giving. This kind of philosophy has already caused the young company to be worth millions, just because of the leadership of Marc Sparks.


Sparks is a case of study, being one of the most impressive stories of success coming from one person alone. He has already done non-profitable work and helped construct dozens of homes for communities, as well as assisted a foundation that aimed to remove kids from their state of poverty.