Nathaniel Ru founded Sweetgreens in August of 2007. Nathaniel and his co-CEO’s Nicolas Jammet and Jonathan Neman took an entrepreneurship class together at Georgetown University. They created Sweetgreens with two things in mind; first they wanted to feed people better and second they wanted to make a brand that would stand for something. They didn’t feel as though there were enough healthy eating options near Georgetown and once they graduated they decided to open Sweetgreens. When Georgetown University was mostly empty during winter break Nathaniel, Nicolas and Jonathan realized that their restaurant would make it. People were still frequenting Sweetgreens for a healthy dining alternative. Learn more: http://www.thehoya.com/nathaniel-ru-jonathan-neman-and-nicolas-jammet/
Sweetgreens serves farm to table food in a fast food chain restaurant atmosphere. Sweetgreens factors in organic, local, healthy and fresh when they are creating their rotating menus. As of October 2016, Sweetgreens had 64 restaurants with over 1,700 employees. Sweegreens currently has locations in California, Illinois, New York, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. Learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathaniel-ru-b04a7310
Nathaniel, Nicolas and Jonathan are tech pioneers and over thirty percent of their companies transactions are made via their company site or mobile phone app. These co-CEO’s are bicostal and do not believe in a true corporate headquarters. They do have an office in Los Angeles but they are hoping to grow their company more nationally. Sweetgreens shuts down their office five times a year and the office staff works within the various restaurant locations for a more hands on approach. Learn more: http://www.forbes.com/pictures/ekeg45fe/nicolas-jammet-nathaniel-ru-jonathan-neman-co-founders-sweetgreen-262627/
In 2009, after opening a larget Sweetgreens location in Dupont circle, they had a lull in customers. Upon realizing they needed a reason for customers to come to this new location they started playing live music. This connection between music and food was the beginning of a larger trend they would create. Eventually they started bringing their food to local farmers markets and incorporated music there as well. Six hundred people showed up to this event and they decided to name it sweetlife. This new yearly music festival that Sweetgreens incorporates with their food draws upwards to twenty thousand people yearly. In addition to those coming for the music and Sweetgreens food, local farmers and food trucks also attend the music fest. While constantly asking “why” when coming up with new marketing ideas, Sweetgreens is becoming a strong leader in the healthy and convenient life style while incorporating fun and creativity. Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnQ9aK4ZmFA
Bob Reina is an entrepreneur and a marketer. One of his fields that he is working in is marketing. He is involved in providing solutions for other entrepreneurs so that they can enjoy the benefits that come with a successful business without having to use too much effort in going forward. Bob Reina knows that effective marketing uses a lot of different media. Therefore, people who are able to make good use out of the media are going to be able to experience a lot of treats that they can even share with their customers, such as expanding business and more products.
Bob Reina himself uses different media in order to bring attention to his new app called Talk Fusion. Among the different forms of media he uses are social media, podcasts, press releases and plenty of others. One thing that he likes to do is make sure that people know as much about the product as possible so that they will be able to use it to its best advantage. Therefore, people will be able to experience an increase in profits. Their business will grow and they can introduce even more features to their customers so that customers will be more interested in buying from them.
Bob Reina not only gives people tools to use for marketing but also teaches them how to use them and get the most out of them. As a result, people have new insights that are going to give them greater success that they would not have imagined. One thing about Bob Reina is that he is a philanthropist. However, he wants to take care of a societal problem at its core. Therefore, he has worked really hard to come up with a solution that people could use to help themselves build their lives.
Devco is a non-profit and private urban development company in real estate that was founded in the 1970s. It has initiated redevelopment facilities to serve as the conjunction between private and public economic investments in New Brunswick.
Fostering private-public partnerships and bring together the New Brunswick development activities. New Jersey state institutional and corporate leadership are essential to success. It leverages public, private, state, local, and federal resources to enable DevCo to create an impact in project development.
DevCo accomplishes its mission using mixed-use projects and development-seeking critical mass to address the challenges posed by the general public. While each development project has conceived an implementation in Devco, it has achieved success through quality reclamation in an urban lifestyle setup. This is the characteristic realized by many American cities.
The company is an expert in creating strong public-private partnerships and strategic alliances for innovative financing. Their role in society has led to the development of the award-winning inventory projects. Since its incorporation, the company has overseen over $2 billion in investments. For this reason, the city’s redevelopment activities remain high even in the most challenging times in the country’s economy.
For the last month, the improvement authority in Middlesex County failed to return their loan in interest and principle. Their monthly repayment is $1 million. This loan amounts to $20 million received from the Casino Development Authority. The authority has arrears from the past five years. It has missed payments of up to $7 million.
The finance, issued in 2005, aided in the construction of the Heldrich hotel. The Brunswick conference center and hotel developed by New Brunswick Development Corporation. Stephen Sweeney, the state senator, has touted the company as an example of what happens when state funds are released to private investors to execute additional construction. The Atlantic City Development Company is a sister corporation to New Brunswick which oversees over #200 million in private and public financing. They are currently managing over $19.5 million CRDA finance. The money is used in the development of City section of Gateway. Both companies are chaired by Chris Paladino, an attorney, who aided the Heldrich $20 million loan. Read full article on pressofatlanticcity.com.
The Swiss business world is diverse and there are many openings that the youth can tap. This allowance has inspired many young entrepreneurs to come up with ideas that are transforming the way they do business. One of the latest projects that are helping startups to experience growth is the Swiss Startup Factory, an idea that was conceived by Mike Baur, a former banker.
Mike Baur explains that the idea behind the formation of the Swiss Startup Factory is the need to offer young entrepreneurs a chance to excel and make the best of their ideas. The company offers office space and a platform on which startups can launch their ideas and nurture them to maturity. Mike Baur has invited professionals from different bodies, who help in the incubation process. He also works with leading entrepreneurs who have made a name for leading successful startups and managing established businesses.
Coaching and demos
The Swiss Startup Factory offers the startups a chance to get direct coaching support from renowned entrepreneurs and experts who have had prior experience with businesses of a similar kind to the ones presented by the startups. These professionals offer the startups a chance to explore the different markets available and give them the knowledge demanded of by the market. Most importantly, they have demo days where the startups get a chance to experience the real situation in the market.
IT and Accounting support
Marketing is also an element of business that cannot be overlooked. This is one of the areas the Swiss Startup Factory works on to help the startups manage their finances and marketing better. The company invites professionals from different areas who come with tools and skills that push them towards achieving success and stability. Mike Baur has also invited law firms to offer legal services to the startups.
Read more about his interview on founderstories.com.
Post accelerator support
The fact that a startup goes through the three months incubation process to completion does not mean they are fully able to handle the challenges the market offers. In fact, at this point there is need for more support and monitoring and this is exactly what the post accelerator support offers to ensure all what was taught is put into practice.
The founder and head of the Swiss Startup Factory, Mike Baur celebrates his decision to enter into entrepreneurship and nurturing young entrepreneurs. He pursued Banking and Finance and went ahead to acquire an MBA, which saw him hold a top position in the private banking sector of Switzerland. He changed his career in 2014 and became an entrepreneur.
According to the Press of Atlantic City article, the recent dealings about a deal involving Devco has started to face additional questions and scrutiny. Any time a real estate deal is brought to light there are many questions that can arise, but the one involving Devco starts to look like there are potential failures as well as consequences that no-one can quite put their finger on. Even though not all of the details have yet to be released, this is an issue that needs to be taken care of as quickly as possible. If not, the price tag to the tune of millions of dollars already is only going to further balloon and have additional negative consequences and reprecussions.
To make a long story short, the problem being faced is that the Middlesex County Improvement Authority failed to pay out $1 million on a loan of $20 million for a new hotel and conference center. The problem isn’t just that $1 million is currently in question, it is that there are already $7 million in arrears on a loan that was originally made in 2005. Any time that much money is up for grabs, it can be a very questionable deal indeed. When you consider the position that Devco is now in as a result of these missed payments, people are starting to worry on both sides of the coin.
The biggest questions for Devco is that when will the actual payments occur? In the meantime, the bankrollers of the project, the contractors, and the suppliers are all out money until the promised payments come through. When you put down your word and actually want the other party to come through and work with you, it can be hard to succeed when you back out of the deal and the original terms. Devco is now on the hook until this issue is resolved and then Devco can move forward.