One thing certain people that are involved in fashion are going to realize is that there is a difference between style and fashion. While fashion is the many different pieces of clothing that are offered, style is the technique that one uses in order to put together an outfit that they want. Don Ressler understands this, and is willing to make sure that all categories of fashion offer this opportunity to customers. Don Ressler understands the difficulty of building up a style when there is a limited category of clothing available for the customer. Don Ressler has took note of that difficulty when he shopped at various active wear sections of clothing retailers as well as active wear shops.
Don Ressler has partnered up with the likes of Adam Goldenberg and Kate Hudson to bring forth a greater variety to athletic clothing with Fabletics. Fabletics offered plenty of products which brought forth a new subcategory in active wear called athleisure. This is the stylish type of athletic clothing that women love to buy and wear because they feel more confident in themselves while they get their exercise. They are also encouraged to wear these clothes to places like clubs, bars, or any other place that people frequent so that they are able to enjoy themselves.
Don Ressler not only offers some very interesting products through Fabletics, he also works with Adam Goldenberg in order to find out the products that sell the most. Of course the products that sell the least are going to be done away with after they are finally sold in place of new items. This allows not just for new items to be sold, but also for the best selling items to be stocked at Fabletics. Fabletics will then earn enough money to expand its business through different mediums so that a multitude of people will discover the unique fashion and accessories that are offered by the retailer.
Fabletics offers people a chance to discover their style through the use of a wide variety of clothing and accessories. Fabletics is more centered on the individual. It has something for different styles and preferences.
Mike Baur is the founder of Angel Investment firm Swiss Start Up Factory (SSUF). He founded the company in 2014 after spending 20 in the private banking world. His Zurich based incubator specializes in mentoring and financially supporting young entrepreneurs focused mainly on digital technologies. In addition to financially backing start-ups, SSUF offers office space and access to potential clients which contribute to the success of the firm. Young entrepreneurs are invited to apply for chance to become part of SSUF in a rigorous 3 month process which involves presentations in front some of the most notable investors in the industry.
Behind every great mentor is a great mentor and Mike Baur considers Jean-Claude Biver one of his best teachers. Jean-Claude Biver is the CEO of the TAG Heuer watch company and majority shareholder in Hublot, which is credited with rejuvenating the Omega and Blancspain brands. Baur has taken inspiration from Biver not only in his determination and success, but also from his desire to give back by lecturing and mentoring others on a regular basis. On an interesting side note, Biver creates his own cheese on his farm in the Swiss Alps purely as a hobby. Refusing payment for the product, he maintains ultimate control over the process seemingly a balance to the business world which involves constantly pleasing clients.
In February 2016, SSUF announced a partnership with Geneva based Fintech-Accelerator firm Fusion. Guillaume Dubray founded Fintech Fusion in 2015. This partnership will provide both firms the opportunity to share knowledge, expertise, and office space to provide the best possible support to the young entrepreneurs who are a part of the SSUF team.
In May of 2016, SSUF recruited former Leonteq banker and co-founder Michael Hartweg to join the firm as a mentor and investor. With his extensive background in finance, he will be the leading mentor in financial technologies. Along with mentoring chosen entrepreneurs, he will also assist in evaluating which young entrepreneurs to back with investments from SSUF.
One of SSUF’s successful graduates is Beaconsmind which provides retailers with real-time, in store data about their customers. This provides the opportunity to better structure a targeted shopping experience to meet their needs. For more information about Beaconsmind, click here.
Solo Capital is a financial institution based in England. It operates on a global scale and it was founded by Sanjay Shah. Sanjay created Solo Capital in 2011 and chose to base it in London. Since that time it has a positive impact on the local financial services community.
Sanjay founded Solo Capital after working as an accountant at a bank in North London for many years. While in the financial services industry he greatly improved his expertise in the accounting world. However, Sanjay knew that he had a different calling and that he was destined for something greater. Everyday, when going to work, Sanjay had to travel a great distance in the morning as well as in the evening. Then, when at work he would put in long hours. He knew that he was wasting his potential and so he decided to quit his job. This was in 2008, during the time of the financial crisis when banks were also forced to lay off most of their employees. This further strengthened Sanjay’s resolve to chart a different course for himself.
Sanjay rented an apartment at the edges of London. He used his tiny room as an office and began his business enterprise by founding a brokerage company. At the beginning, he had only a few employees, but today his employees number in the thousands. Solo Capital has moved from the small room that it started into a giant building.
Today, Sanjay Shah is a young millionaire at the age of 43 years old. His parents are from Kenya but they wanted their son to grow up in the UK so they moved to London. He was raised in one of the cities most prestigious neighborhoods. Originally, he planned to be a doctor but changed his mind and took up accounting instead.
Sanjay is also involved in charities. He founded an organization known as Autism Rocks which creates autism awareness and tries to help those who suffer from the condition. Sanjay is passionate about helping those with autism because his own son suffers from it. Autism Rocks helps people with autism around the world.
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