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.

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.


Thor Halvorssen: An International Defender of Liberty Weighs in on Latest Cuba Incident

While the longtime Cuban dictator Fidel Castro passed away just this last year, his ideology did not and even with his death, freedom of speech has come under assault. Recently, a Cuban artists known as El Sexto was jailed as a result of creating a sketch Cuban authorities said mocked the now deceased Castro. But it didn’t stop there. A US international human rights attorney, Kimberley Motley headed into Cuba herself to defend El Sexto at his trial, but she was then detained by local security agents. Motley has worked with Thor Halvorssen, the President of Human Rights Foundation who called Motley’s arrest an “outrageous abuse” of power, defining the evil that Cuba’s regime stands for. Halvorssen has spent years speaking out against regimes like the Castros.

Thor Halvorssen is quite a unique individual, and he’s had so many adventures in police state countries that you would need thousands of pages of books just to tell of his expeditions. His passion for fighting against tyranny comes from being raised in a politically active family, including seeing family members imprisoned for speaking out. He’s part Norwegian and part Venezuelan, roots that go back to the days his grandparents were fighting against Hitler in World War II. Even his cousin today is still spending time in a Venezuelan prison.

Halvorssen started the Human Rights Foundation to encourage more dissidents to challenge tyranny and to be bold about speaking for freedom. The Foundation holds annual meetings in Oslo, Norway where they give out the “Václav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent,” a prize awarded to those who’ve thought of unconventional ways to disrupt tyranny. Such things could involve smuggling contraband into dictatorship countries through water balloons, using self-built drones or other inconspicuous items, or making a statement through music or creative art. Halvorssen has been a part of many of these creative efforts, and has used just about every trick in the book to carry out his plans. He will make public appearances here and there, but likes to spend a lot of time off the grid protecting his identity from any prying government eyes.