Launching Bumble in 2014, Whitney Wolfe achieved success at a young age, appearing on the cover of Forbes and being included in the publication’s 30 Under 30 list in 2018 and in 2017 as well. In addition, she was named in the TIME 100 list in 2018. Bumble is a dating app, designed do change the way people see online dating, women having the opportunity to be the only ones who can initiate all interactions. Read this article at vogue.com to know more about Wolfe.
Wolfe attended the Judge Memorial Catholic High School and would later on go to the Southern Methodist University, majoring in International Studies. During the senior year she studied at Paris’ Sorbonne University. Prior to creating Bumble, Whitney Wolfe worked with Tinder, as the Vice President of marketing. She has been credited with fueling the apps popularity, but in 2014 she left the company as a result of growing tensions. The same year, she partnered up with the founder and CEO of Badoo, Andrey Andreev, who invested in what would eventually become Bumble, at the end of 2014. The company has its headquarters in Austin, Texas and according to Forbes it is currently valued at over $1 billion, after 4 years of existence.
In the first month after going live, the app got downloaded more than 100,000 times in the first month, and has approximately 27 million users, as of 2018, having over 70% year over year growth. A 2016 report showed that 49% of the app’s users went online every day. Whitney Wolfe noted that in the first 8 since Bumble’s inception, 5 million conversations were initiated by women. Besides their dating platform, Bumble also launched Bizz, which is facilitates business communications, and BFF, which is designed to offer users the opportunity to find new friends.
Flavio Maluf is among the most successful entrepreneurs in Brazil. He was born into a rich family. However, he did not let his family’s wealth determine his hard work. He joined the New York University where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration. Later on, he joined Fundacao Armando AlvaresPenteado (FAAP) University in Brazil. Here he graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering. View Maluf’s profile on linkedin.
His family operated a business called Eucatex Group. It was established in 1951. Its aim was to produce environmental friendly building supplies. In addition, it also produced toys and furniture. In 1987, he decided to work for the company alongside his family members. Despite his ties with the owners, he worked extremely hard. He produced nothing short to quality results. The company’s management team decided to come together to discuss his amazing results. It was then that he was chosen to be the president of Eucatex Group.
Under Flavio Maluf’s leadership, the company has grown to become one of the best building companies in Brazil. It exports its products to approximately 40 countries around the world. Besides that, the company was involved in the construction of the stadium where the 2014 World Cup was held.
More so, Flavio Maluf is greatly consulted when it comes to economical matters in Brazil. Recently, he did an interview discussing how production of farm products consequently affected animal products. He advocates for any entrepreneur to always study the market trends. This eventually helps solve matters such as declines experienced in production.
Waiakea Water is a naturally alkaline water company located in Hawaii, USA. It was founded by Ryan Emmons who is the CEO of this companyin 2012, due to his sincere appreciation for clean living, the environment and health. It was while in his uncle’s place when he tasted the sweet water that came from the volcano in Hawaii and he had no doubt that other people would surely like the water as he did. Once out of college, he felt the need to pursue his dream and developed the idea of Waiakea Hawaii Volcanic Water.
The alkalinity of the company’s water is one of the distinct features of Waiakea’s water. Substances with high pH levels can cause serious problems to our health thus the company produces water that is healthy for consumption with an alkaline pH of 8.2. Waiakea water pH has other benefits like it helps reduce acid reflux and heartburn by neutralizing stomach acidity, because of the bicarbonates found in alkaline water that inactivates pepsin permanently.
On a general point of view, the company is focused on producing its products in a very environmentally friendly manner. They have a very unique and natural filtration process which involves passing water through a very long volcanic rock (14000 feet) in the Mauna Volcano. Using this method of filtration is a good use of nature’s resources and it could have a wide variety of benefits to a person’s health.
The company works with the superior emissions consultants to aid in reducing its environmental impact to zero. They have also gone a mile further in producing packaging methodologies that are purely environmental friendly, like the RPET bottles. Due to all the effort the company has put, Waiakea was named the first bottling company in Hawaii to be attested CarbonNeutral.
Waiakea continues to flourish in the field of water bottling having been awarded severally buy different bodies over the short period it has been operating. The company gives its customers water that has a very sweet taste probably due to its alkaline nature and a wide range of electrolytes which include magnesium and calcium. Having abottle of Waiakea water is with no doubt the next thing to include in your “to do list”.
Louis Chenevert is a Canadian businessman who has improved every companyor organization that he has had the pleasure to work with. He currently is an exclusive advisor for Goldman Sachs and also loves to spend quality time with his family. Chenevert spent a lot of his career working the aerospace industry where he made a huge impact. Specifically, he was the CEO and Chairman of United Technologies Corporation (UTC), which is a company that would not be where it is today without all of the hard work that he did. It was during the 2008 calendar year that he was chosen to take the reigns as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the company. In 2010, he became the Chairman, as well. He has also been a part of Cargill Inc. by sitting on its Board of Directors, and recently, he has had the honor of becoming the Chairman of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.
Louis Chenvert received his education at the Université de Montréal, École des hautes études commerciales (HEC) where he worked for a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Production Management. After this, he earned an Honorary Doctorate while finishing up his studies at the University of Montreal. Louis Chenvert was once asked what he would do differently if he had to start over again, and he revealed that he would pay closer attention to the internal politics of the businesses he served and how they interfere with achieving the greatest of results.
Louis Chenevert has noticed, over the years, that many brilliant minds lost focus and couldn’t execute due to internal politics, and he has learned to not put up with the kind of people who are not in agreement with the agenda of the company. He referred to these kinds of people as energy drainers and commented about how they can slow the forward movement of progress in larger companies. He finds it is best to deal with any kinds ofinternal issues or issues at allby tackling them right as they come up. This is how winning companies are made according to Louis Chenevert, and he would know as he has been apart of many successful companies.
Glen Wakeman is the chief executive officer as well as the co-founder of the Launchpad Holdings LLC. The company focuses on software development meant for the provision of online business services dedicated to entrepreneurs who are starting up. Glen Wakeman boasts of an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago as well as a BS in Economics from the University of Scranton in the year 1981. Back then, during Glen’s early years in his career path, he held various positions at GE Capital where he left a mark of excellence (http://www.glenwakeman.com/glen-wakeman-blogs/). In these firms, he was engaged in many roles that included president, CEO, P&L, business development and administrative positions in various boards. He is also the founder of Nova Four. Glen attributes his quest to come up with Launchpad Holdings, LLC to meet the desire to make plan building simple as well as more intuitive by coming up with a simpler, user-friendly platform. That was how Launchpad Holdings LLC was founded.
Glen Wakeman is a very successful entrepreneur as well as a mentor to many people. He has been able to transform businesses with more than 17,000 members of staff and $15 billion in assets. This has resulted in the growth, development, and success of these businesses. Glen has been deeply rooted in business start-ups, exponential growth, guidance for the business start-ups and many other roles. He is known to apply his proven methodology where he uses the five prime performance areas that comprise of risk management, human capital, execution governance, and leadership.
As a prolific investor, Glen is able to share his ideas through his blog posts on matters to do with business transformation, international fiscal matters, strategy, administration and global affairs among many others (ForexWizard). Glen is very passionate about executive development, innovation, and growth. Having lived in six countries with the responsibility of operations in thirty regions globally, Glen has received international recognition for his hard work and determination in his field of specialization. His achievements stand out worldwide. Glen is a force to reckon with and a beacon of hope to many aspiring entrepreneurs.