Alex Hern, co-founder of the augmented reality software company Tsunami XR has had a tremendous amount of success with technology startups and he has assisted in the creation of such big names as Inktomi, cloud shield, and ArcSight. All of these things he has accomplished without multi-tasking because Alex Hern will only work on one thing at a time, and believes that focusing on a single problem is the trait that has allowed him to do so much.
Alex Hern is an early riser, who loves to work when it is quiet. He is also willing to turn his phone off and spend many hours deconstructing a single idea, and then to focus solely on that idea until a clear solution is discovered and a plan is created. Currently, Alex Hern has been focused on creating software solutions for augmented reality, a technological advance that has become more prevalent as lighter and more comfortable wearable technology is developed. Founded with Dave Ross, Tsunami XR, the company providing the latest collaboration platform and a 3D modeling platform. Both can bridge the travel distance between multi-local and multi-discipline teams and allows companies more freedom to explore globally remote locations and home office environments and, particularly as high speed data access becomes more prevalent, allowing companies to take advantage of a greater talent pool.
In addition to focus, Alex Hern also relies on consist habits to keep his company moving forward, adhering to a schedule and eliminating unnecessary tasks. He also maintains a customer-centric focus and believes that ultimately it is a client’s demands that guide the development of Tsunami XR’s software developments.
Through focus, Alex Hern guides Tsunami XR’s path forward in augmented reality. By adherence to a single idea at time, and by focusing on a customer-centric model, the Tsunami and Alex Hern will continue to advance the software necessary for virtual and real-world collaborations and modeling.
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Mike Baur believes in bringing in people with ideas never before put to use in tech-based businesses and disruptive brands at his company, the Swiss Startup Factory. There’s many different ways the SSUF fosters in these new businesses from classroom instruction on building the structure, brainstorming sessions, physical challenge activities and pitches to investors. But Baur wants to make sure that people come to the SSUF prepared for all the obstacles they encounter in not only the startup phase, but in the first few years of operation. One thing he always reminds young entrepreneurs about is that they will need to be willing to take risks.
Mike Baur says he’s not talking about taking wild gambles when you take risks to startup a business. He also says the risk-taking really is not the decision to start a business in and of itself because that’s more of a building process. The main areas of risk are what you’re going to invest in with your business capital, what kind of marketing you’re going to do for it and the kind of people you delegate the business’s responsibilities to. The risks aren’t made without putting thought and some calculation into them, but ultimately you still need to make the decisions that could turn your company a fortune, or have it fade out quickly. But many leaders in Switzerland are saying it’s now time for that country to start taking risks with the banking industry’s safety net no longer what it used to be.
Mike Baur knows a lot about banking because it’s what he did prior to starting the SSUF. He had a great acumen for investing and making loan recommendations to banking officers and telling clients how to plan for their business and future endeavors. Baur started this career as a 16-year old entering UBS Bank’s internship program, but within 10 years he was already making big decisions for primarily commercial clients. He did love this job early on when banking in Switzerland was in its golden age, but the US housing market collapse and subsequent effect on international banks changed everything in 2008. That same year Baur went from UBS Bank to Clariden Leu, and though he tried to do things in banking the way they had been done before, he realized that Switzerland’s financial industry had changed forever.
Mike Baur realized that even though banking had lost its grip on the Swiss economy, a new market for venture capitalists was forming. He had visited many universities and conferences where he saw graduates and entrepreneur hopefuls put forth a lot of great ideas, and he realized that all these ideas needed were just business plans and capital. By 2014 he had already gotten an early-stage venture capital group started in Think Reloaded, and in 2015 that was expanded to what is now the SSUF. Baur says it’s not just about getting a return in financial numbers at the SSUF, but it’s also about creating a place that ideas are free to flow and people are bound to come because they believe in changing the future.
There is a lot of excitement in the dating app world. Whitney Wolfe is one of the people that is bringing this type of excitement to the mainstream. There are people that are going to be able to find matches for significant others. There are people that want to find friends. There are also some people that will be able to reach out and network. This is all courtesy of Bumble, but the company is actually segmented into different levels.
People that want to date will appreciate what Bumble has to offer. The Bumble dating apps is the original apps that gave Whitney Wolfe a voice. What she would go on to create is the Bumble BFF app. That would be the thing that would make it easier for people to find some friends through Bumble.
As time progressed there would also be an invention of Bumble Bizz. It is through the Bumble Bizz app that people have been able to connect with other like minds in the business world. Whitney Wolfe is really passionate about this. There are so few women in the area where she is when it comes to business leadership. That is why she is so interested in building a business environment through an app.
Whitney Wolfe would create a multitude of avenues for young people to consider when they were using the Bumble apps. She would make it easier for them to embrace social media on different levels based on what their needs would be at a particular time.
Whitney Wolfe is aware that some people may have a need for bonding and building friendships. Others may have a need for finding a mate. She knows that there are also people that want to connect with potential business partners. This is what young millennials have on their plate when it comes to their social media needs.
As a Young Entrepreneur Whitney Wolfe was aware that these would be the type of thing that her audience would look forward to. This is why Wolfe put the effort that she has put into building a diverse app environment.
Learn more about Whitney Wolfe: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/6qmjwn/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-whitney-wolfe—creating-social-change-on-bumble