Adam Milstein is an Israeli- American businessman and philanthropist. He has set a mission to instill the Jewish Pride by fostering brotherhood. He was born in Israel and spent his early childhood in Kiryat Yam. After high school, he joined the military, which was a requirement from the government. As a military officer, he fought in the Yom Kippur war in 1993. Later, he enrolled for a degree in the University of Teknion. He got married to Gila, and they moved to the United States where he furthered his studies.
Today, he is a prominent businessman and philanthropist. Together with his wife Gila, they founded the Adam Milstein Family Foundation. Through this organization, they offer charitable services to a wide range of organizations that work hand in hand to strengthen the Jewish people.
With an aim to establish his role and contribution to Hager Pacific Properties, and his path to success, Ideamensch conducted an interview with the philanthropist. In regards to the start of Hager properties, Milstein attributed it to the fact that employers who sought to employ him didn’t appreciate his life experiences and knowledge. The companies offered him a far much less salary than undergraduates were receiving. Adam went out on his own and began his career as a real estate broker. Three years later, he became an investor in the real estate industry, and consequently, Hager Pacific Properties was born.
A typical day for Milstein involves a lot of details and managing activities. However, he says that when one has acquired more assets, the structure is more complicated and having a schedule on what to do changes with emerging issues. Adam involved himself in philanthropic work that made his days much more satisfying.
As an entrepreneur, following up, consistency and persistence are among the fundamental values one should possess. To the young entrepreneurs, he said that understanding the issues themselves other than relying on other people is important. Milstein said that being part of the solution enables one to understand and have a better experience in their field of practice. To grow, listening to critics wears a person down. Therefore, he made sure to take heed to the positive critics and ignore the rest. Being patient and always doing the best contributed much to his success.
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Bruce Levenson was a controlling partner of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment ownership group. He recently sold the group for a profit that has been considered as the greatest monetary return in the history of sports. According to Forbes.com, the Antony Ressler-led group was the winning bidder on the auction for the group. Mr. Ressler won the auction with a whopping $730 million dollar bid. The profit is largely because of a new rights deal with the NBA with Walk Disney and also Time Warner. Specifically, a nine year deal starting with the 2016 to 2017 season. This is important, as the league’s teams will be paid approximately $2.6 billion annually which is an extremely large figure by comparison to the $879 million that is spread out over an eight year term.
Mr. Levenson is also one of the founding members of the Board of Directors of TechTarget where he served as the director until 2012. He also has experience as the adviser for a private equity firm, BIA Digital Partners. Mr. Levenson has extensive experience serving as a director for many companies including being on the Board of Directors of the Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Association where he was added to the Hall of Fame for Software and Information Industry Association in 1997.
Bruce Levenson is known for his philanthropic work with organizations like Community Foundation of Washington, D.C. as well as for the Hoop Dreams Foundation for assisting low income youth to achieve higher education. He often makes donations to the Holocaust Museum as he was born into a Jewish family where his Mother-in-law is a survivor of the Holocaust itself. Mr. Levenson also makes funding available to the Museum’s Bringing the Lessons Home curriculum to instruct inner city children on the lessons of the Holocaust.
Mike Baur is a co-founding member of the Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF), an accelerator program for aspiring entrepreneurs. The company has focused mainly on digital entrepreneurs who prove to have ideas that could revolutionize the world of business and social life at large. Swiss Startup Factory provides amazing opportunities and a network for entrepreneurs in Switzerland and various places around the globe.
Those who are accepted into the company are taken through a three-month accelerator program, which provides them with coaching, an ideal platform of services, mentoring and office space located in heart of Zurich.
Digital business strategy
Every business should embrace digitization to allow for efficiency and to raise overall performance. Internalizing digital trends will not only keep a business on track, but also enhance efficiency. The Swiss Startup Factory takes this into consideration when nurturing ideas and talents.
The company invites professionals in various areas of business and technology to impart important knowledge that will help the students to manage their business effectively. This process includes the identification of the potential of a business, so when it is verified the idea is tenable, one is provided with expert support during the implementation of the digital transformation.
The Swiss Startup Factory is committed to supporting extraordinary talent in Switzerland and beyond. This support has been extended through partnerships with premier academic institutions in Switzerland. The pre-accelerator program includes coaching, which is handled by leading business experts who are SSUP partners.
The support also includes product development and market research to ensure the entrants are equipped fully for the competitive market. Additionally, the pre-accelerator offers professionally taught pitch training and marketing support. There are professional accountants and IT experts who offer guidance on different areas of business.
Mike Baur and his effort in SSUP
Mike Baur, who boasts of 20 years experience in the Swiss banking industry, is an enthusiastic entrepreneur who also supports startups and talented individuals to implement their ideas. Mike is a founding member of the Swiss Startup Factory and his support in the start-up accelerator program has been key by ensuring more tenable ideas are nurtured.
Mike Baur is a University of Rochester alumnus. He graduated with an MBA from the same institution before he earned his executive MBA from the University of Bern. He invests most of his time and resources in youth entrepreneurship and works as a mentor supporting various Swiss startups.
Mike Baur is a visionary entrepreneur and founding partner of the Swiss Start-up Factory AG, with a vast amount of experience in the banking sector. He is a mentor to many people in the world of business and leadership. He has worked for Swiss banking sector for 20 years. As a teenager, Mike Baur was passionate about banking and finance, which he later came to satisfy when he started out his career as a commercial apprentice at UBS and made his way up to being an executive board member of Swiss Private Bank. In the year 2014, when he was just 39 years of age, Mike, and his two partners founded the Swiss Startup Factory. Prior to being a co-founder and Chief executive Officer of Swiss Startup Factory, he is also a co-founder and Director of the Swiss Start-up Association. Mike pursued an MBA from University of Rochester New York. He is also an Executive MBA from the University of Berne.
Mike founded the factory with the main aim of supporting the entrepreneurs in the digital technology industry. The support involves linking the startups with potential investors, mentoring, financing, office space, coaching, and providing access to other entrepreneurs during their development process. Swiss Start-up factory has earned a huge reputation for mentoring companies from humble start-ups to medium and big sized companies.
Swiss Startup Factory is top on the list of privately owned and independently financed companies in Switzerland. The company’s core business is to provide programs to mentor start-ups through the first stages, mostly three months. The company also works to disrupt set systems that hinder small start-ups from growth, mostly due to factors such as financing and lack of exposure to potential investors.
Swiss Startup Factory and CTI invest collaborate towards hosting Startup training for events and also to jointly open websites to bring together small start-ups and link them with information and training that will be helpful in their venture, and will see them through the first tough stages of their company’s development. This collaboration is one of many that Swiss start-up Factory is working towards its purpose of mentoring young entrepreneurs through their first stages of their startups.
Swiss Startup Factory, with its three-month accelerator program, provides a unique platform for start-ups, and the Geneva-based Fintech Accelerator fusion are to collaborate in the pre-selection process, which will involve universities to oversee smooth start for small start-ups.
In 1999, Adam Goldenberg sold his gaming network to Intermix Media. In 2006 he simply founded Intelligent Beauty, and most recently in 2010 started JustFab and operates as co-CEO. By 2014 JustFab had garnered $55 in funding, in addition to acquiring the shoe discovery service, ShoeDazzle. The person who has accomplished this impressive run is Adam Goldenberg, and it isn’t luck that has brought attention and success his way, he is just one smart guy.
Part of that intellect and know how for business can be heard in an article from 2014, where he shares some of his brilliant strategy and insight. Adam Goldenberg called it a “metrics-driven” process, that even sounds smart.
Perhaps something easier to grasp for the majority of us is the practices he utilizes when staffing his companies. When asked about his hiring practices in that article at http://www.builtinla.com/2014/01/18/3-la-ceos-you-need-know-now-adam-goldenberg-justfab, he described a two-fold approach. The fist part of that equation, as he sees it, is finding people who are passionate about what they do. The second part of the equation is recognizing the best talent that has been brought in and mentoring those individuals to maximize their potential which naturally benefits the success of a business.
These methods and his leadership on businessoffashion.com has JustFab making waves and making money. With JustFab in particular, there has been an emphasis on allowing customers to play a huge role in the development and progression of the company. JustFab actually has a team assigned to basically work with customers in order to find out what works, what needs to be better or even to determine what can be let go.
What might be most impressive is that this success has been found in an industry where companies fall by the wayside regularly, where competition is brutal and where it appears that you are only as good as your last big hit product. This is the world of fashion and e-commerce, and much like the old New York adage, if you can make it here – you can make it anywhere.
It is fair to say at this point in the career of Adam Goldenberg, that he is doing a bit more than just making it.