Month: May 2017

After 10 Years Avaaz Continues To Grow And Unite World Voices

Avaaz means “voice” in many different languages, Asian, Middle Eastern and European. Avaaz is a now decade old global online network for citizens around the world to take actions on the issues they care about.

The organization engages in and addresses issues from climate change to global poverty to the crisis in the Middle East. Avaaz.org launched in early 2007. It is a worldwide internet based movement aimed at bringing people powered politics into the decision and policy making process of governments and nations across the globe.

It is a non profit organization that advocates the importance of social activism.

With a community of millions of citizens from around the globe taking actions on the world’s most global issues today. The organization operates in 13 languages showing that the world is unified under a progressive action.

Avaaz campaigning tactics are mainly resourced via the internet. Online public petitions, videos and a program known as email your leader tools.

In the early years of the Avaaz foundation at the 2007 GA conference, an international event which is observed and reported by news media, Avaaz went as far as to protest against the U.S’s Bush Administration for its working tactics making them out to be “wrecking tactics”.

Early in new U.S. President Donald Trump’s term, Avaaz formulated an open letter to Mr Trump displaying their concern with his hate mongering, bigotry and the denigration of women, Muslims, Mexicans and millions of other human beings that do not talk or look like he does or pray to the same god that he does.

The open letter was signed by over 4.6 million people after just a few short days of being online. Going viral around the world from France, Canada, The United States and many other nations. Avaaz credits Trump’s over the line travel ban executive order that is currently being upheld in the U.S. federal court system.

The Avaaz global civic movement seems to be matching peoples opinions from all over the world. With decisive and concrete action their call is about organizing people, building a movement and empowering the voice of the people around the world. With millions of people from all over the world, standing up together and making sure their voices are heard.

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Mike Baur Investor in Swiss Youth

Mike became conscious of the importance of youth participation in the business sector during his own movement through the ranks; first in the legal field and later in the banking sector. He became a mentor to Swiss youth organizations to which he has lent his support. As a young entrepreneur, Mike Baur realized his true potential by overcoming current widespread norms in his creation of a new paradigm in business models where early stage startups participate in a three month program that provides a unique platform of services, which includes financial services, coaching, mentoring, office space, and access to an unique entrepreneurial and investor network. Priorities clear to him through his ascent from being a commercial apprentice at UBS to an executive board member of a large private bank in Switzerland.

 

Definitely a driving force, Mike Baur has dedicated himself to being an inspiration and finds his work to also be his passion; a real advantage to the youth he mentors, his tireless dedication motivates and champions them towards their personal business goals. He accomplishes this being an active board member of several Swiss companies. With astounding openness Mike allows contacts internationally to connect and be mentored.

Mike Baur is dedicated to this process having seen how remarkable the results are.

As an influencer and mentor he is able to change the learning process during the cultural startup development of these new companies. He often appears as a keynote speaker at universities, small and midsize businesses as well as startup events with a commitment to pay forward to accelerating startup entrepreneurs in Switzerland.

 

Mike Baur is Co-Founder and Director of the Swiss Startup Association; holds a MBA from University of Rochester New York as well as an Executive MBA from University of Berne. After more than 20 years in private banking, Mike founded The Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF), together with two others, as well as the Startup Acceleration work, Startup DNA, Startup scouting, Startup investments, It is worth reading up on the SSUF because it is the No1 independent and privately financed early stage ICT Startup Accelerator in Switzerland.

 

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JeanMarie Guenot’s Life and Business Experience

JeanMarie Guenot is a business executive in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry with over 20 years of experience. She also has a working experience with all stages of companies both private and public in pharmaceutical R&D, business development, commercial and corporate development, venture capital, and project alliance management. She has worked in various fields in therapeutics and has a high level of experience in rebuilding and building of companies.

Jeanmarie Guenot holds the post of the president and the CEO of the Aphivena Therapeutics, Inc., which develops innovative bifunctional antibody therapies recommended for hematologic malignancies. The company is located in San Francisco.

Jeanmarie Guenot did build and run SKS Ocular, which is an incubator for the ophthalmic company. She was a business advisor of Hoffmann-la Roche based in Shanghai. She is also the vice president of corporate and business development, where she has lead mergers and acquisitions, licensing and alliance management for portfolios of commercial products and R&D of PDL.

JeanMarie Guenot has negotiated and led the 50:50 co-development of Biogenic Idec-PDL, and also the strategic collaboration of commercialization in which the candidates of autoimmune disease drug and three phase two cancer were involved. She is also the licenser of the oncology’s ophthalmic indication to the ophthoteh. She has experience in alliance management, portfolio, and project management in oncology sectors on guenotllc.com.

JeanMarie’s career journey started at Atlas Venture, where she built companies of life science and managed the capital investments of the project. Her scientific career journey began at Hoffmann-la Roche where she was the principal scientist of pre-clinical R&D. She developed and discovered drugs for inflammation, metabolic diseases, oncology and autoimmune.

She trained in medicinal and physical chemistry focusing on protein structure prediction, NRM and X-ray refinement, semi-empirical and quantum mechanical methods, molecular dynamics, and drug design according to amphivena.com. She acquired her degree from the University of California located in San Francisco and her MBA at the University of Pennsylvania in the Wharton school.

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