Waiakea is a bottled water company that does so much more than bottle and sell water. In 2012, Waiakea was founded by Ryan Emmons, who got right to work making his company and the world a better place, and because of his hard work and dedication Waiakea is now 414th of 5000 in the list of fastest growing companies in America. This impressive company has received many awards since its founding including the 2015 Food and Beverage Innovation Award 2015, Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative and Best Packaged Water, #2 Leading Bottled Water Brands 2016 globally, #1 best volcanic water brand, and many more. In three years they also an almost unbelievably grew 1059.3%.
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Sleep deprivation is a serious condition and a field Avi Weisfogel has been involved in for many years. He began his career as a certified dentist and he clearly saw the connection between sleep apnea and dentistry. His treatments have become the most effective in the field and his decisions are led by his passion to provide help. Dr. Avi Weisfogel has always been dedicated in everything he felt was of importance. This began with his education and followed him into his private dental practice. As a dentist, he received awards for the extreme high quality of his services and his career became challenging when he entered the field of sleep disorders. He made up his mind he would find the solution.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel uses a life coach and prayers to give him the mental preparation he needs to be effective during his days. He takes phone calls, attends business meetings, writes blogs, and makes his time productive. He takes every opportunity for self-improvement, the extension of his practice, and to find solutions. He is additionally highly regarded for his philanthropy. A lot of the profits he has made have been given in support to numerous charities. Dr. Avi Weisfogel is also a family man and an avid reader.
Twenty years have passed since Dr. Avi Weisfogel first entered the medical field. He looks to successful entrepreneurs for inspiration and continues with his practice. Steve Jobs was a role model for him because of his technical genius. Dr. Avi Weisfogel will always be known for his outgoing nature, his friendly attitude, and his unquestionable professional ethics.
American entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky was born and raised in Michigan by his parents, a school teacher and a structural engineer. After graduating from high school, he went to the University of Michigan, eventually receiving his Juris Doctor in 1993.
After graduation, he teamed up with a college friend, Brad Keywell, to purchase a Wisconsin apparel company with borrowed money. Purchasing Brandon Apparel would be the beginning of a long and successful career for the pair.
In 1999, Lefkofsky and his college friend created an internet company, Starbelly. This company specialized in promotional products and experienced quick success. Starbelly was sold in 2000 to Halo Industries where Eric Lefkofsky was appointed COO. After Starbelly’s success, Lefkofsky helped co-found the company InnerWorkings in 2001. This company provided print services for companies and after success, had a successful public offering in NASDAQ.
In 2005, Lefkofsky and his friend moved on to found Echo Global Logistics, a freight logistics company. This new company attracted financing from a large technology investor, New Enterprise Associates. Only a year later, the duo founded a company that focused on media-buying technology. MediaBank went on to acquire Datatech in 2007 and eventually merged with Donovan Data Systems to create Mediaocean in 2012.
In 2007, Lefkofsky not only co-founded but funded a new online collective action website, ThePoint.com. In 2008, ThePoint.com changed its name. Groupon.com would become history’s fastest growing company, according to Forbes. In just 3 years, the company had an estimated value of over $1 billion.
In 2010, the successful pair founded a Chicago-based venture firm named Lightbank, with the focus of developing new companies and start-ups in the area. Four years later, in 2014, Uptake,LLC was co-founded by Lefkofsky. Uptake, LLC was an analytics company. In 2016, he co-founded Tempus, a company that specialized in delivering personalized cancer care.
Aside from his many business endeavors, Eric Lefkofsky is also a philanthropist, active member in the community, and a valued teacher. In 2006, alongside his wife, he founded the Lefkofsky Foundation. This charitable trust provides funding for scientific, educational, and charitable organizations all over the world.
He also sits on the board at many Chicago-based organizations like The Museum of Science and Industry, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He is also on the board at World Business Chicago and a Trustee of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
After his initial success as an entrepreneur, Lefkofsky began teaching business at local schools. He has taught at places like Northwestern University and DePaul University. He currently holds a position as Professor teaching a class on entrepreneurship and building businesses at the University of Chicago. Eric Lefkofsky is even an accomplished writer, with his book Accelerated Disruption being recently published.
Eric Pulier is a renowned entrepreneur in the enterprise technology as well as in the government. Some of the companies Mr. Pulier founded or is a member founder have been financed by the worldwide best-known venture groups. Among the list of the companies include; the rich media presentation, Virtual desktops, service oriented infrastructure (SOA Software) and the Enterprise Professional Service (US Interactive). Eric Pulier is also recognized in several other fields such as; writing, and philanthropist works and Public speaking, he is a popular public speaker all over the world and especially in the premier technology conferences.
Mr. Eric Pulier serves in the Bill Clinton’s Global Initiative and also on the Enterprise Leadership Council, where he acts as the Executive Director. Eric Pulier is one of the founding members of Service Mesh, Inc. and where he works as the CEO and Chairman of the company. Mr. Pulier also worked with the CSC Australia Pty. Ltd. and Computer Sciences Corporation as the General Manager and Vice President. Pulier is also a co- founding member
Eric Pulier is also a very vibrant investor who has invested in numerous startups in the technology and media industry, with the highest percentage of it registering success in financings. He also founded the People Doing Things (PDT) a company which deals with education, health care, and technology among others
Away from Business, Mr. Eric Pulier is a family man. He is a father to four children living in Los Angeles, Ca. Mr. Pulier also works with the Painted Turtle children’s summer camp will chronic illness and the XPRIZE Foundation’s innovation board.
As a philanthropist, Mr. Eric Pulier has donated to several non-organizations especially the ones dealing with humanity. If you want to create a startup business successfully, if you want to create your way into financial Excellency then this is the man to approach. Mr. Pulier is known the very best guidance to prolific entrepreneurs.
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