How Glen Wakeman’s New Company Solves A Problem New Entrepreneurs Have

Over the course of his professional career, Glen Wakeman has developed into someone known for his ability to mentor others. He has fostered an entrepreneurial spirit and is the founder of LaunchPad Holdings, LLC. He founded this company in 2015 and his company’s services are used by other entrepreneurs in the early-stage of founding a new company. They use LaunchPad Holdings online business planning software in order to design a plan for their company that they can show to venture capitalists and follow in creating a successful company.

Glen Wakeman has a bachelor’s degree in economics as well as an MBA he has in finance. He began his career at GE Capital and worked his way up to executive level positions at this global company. He has also worked as an executive. In addition to LaunchPad Holdings, he also founded another company, Nova Four. He has held a variety of executive positions including president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board.

Wakeman became well known in the financial industry when he designed a five-step performance methodology. The steps include managing human capital, risk management, leadership, and how to execute in business (Interview.net). He is also a successful investor and has taught others how to manage their funds, both in person and in writing. He has knowledge of a wide variety of investing including international developing markets. Two of the groups that often seek his counsel in regards to their investing are Dreamfunded and Sitter Bees.

When founding LaunchPad Holdings, Glen Wakeman wanted to solve a problem he saw which was that most new businesses fail. He could see this was mainly due to new entrepreneurs thinking ideas were a plan when they really aren’t. His software solves this problem for his clients by giving them a step by step way to arrive at a business plan. Another thing he likes to do is match new business ideas with the money needed to fund them.

More at http://www.glenwakeman.com/in-the-press/

Jorge Moll on Innovation in Healthcare

Mr. Jorge Moll was recently one f the entrepreneurs who spoke at the event on innovation in health management that took place in the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil earlier this year.

 

With more than twenty year s in the field, Mr. Jorge Moll is currently the chairman of the board of directors for the company of Rede D Or Sao Luiz. Mr. Jorge Moll spoke at the event and led the second part of the discussion on trends in healthcare management. Mr. Jorge Moll is the founder of Hospital Group that is currently comprised of 32 medical institutions all around Brazil. He is also an investor in innovative facilities such as Copa Star, for example. Mr. Jorge Moll used to work as a cardiologist but took a step in a different direction some years ago.

 

Jorge Moll brought up the subject of equipment and pointed out that there are still medical institutions that are falling behind in terms of technological advancement. By nature, Mr. Jorge Moll is an idealist, and he has the habit of striving for excellence. His mission is to create as many advanced hospitals in the country as possible in order to take health care in Brazi to a whole new level.

 

One of the suggestions that Mr. Jorge Moll made at the event was the so-called Total Health management Model which he presented as an alternative to verticalization (ResearchGate). Mr. Jorge Moll also explained that the primary goal of this model is to provide health care to people without wasting resources and at a lower cost. Hospitals that do not receive as many patients can help with pricing their health services lower in order to provide people of all financial backgrounds with health care.

 

One of the point that Mr. Jorge Moll brought up at the event was entrepreneurship in health care. He talked about how previous generations would make money of off people being sick, but in present times health is profitable and not an illness. Mr. Jorge Moll also laid out the possibility that the country needs more people who think like entrepreneurs in order to bring a new level of development in healthcare.

More at https://es.linkedin.com/in/jomoll

 

Drawing Attention: American Institute of Architects

In 1857 a collective of architects launched the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in New York City. Their aim was to develop a coalition of and for architects, related partners, and associates.

Learn more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Institute_of_Architects

What Does The AIA Do?

The AIA is fully committed to furthering the advancement of the science of architecture. Its members adhere to an elevation of practice that is appreciated. In fact, within a couple of years of its inception architects from across the country were inquiring about membership into the AIA. They currently have over hundreds of chapters and over 90,000 members all over the nation.

Now headquartered out of Washington D.C. the AIA offers its members services, knowledge, and support. The AIA extends various resources to ensure striving members accomplish their professional goals. Among the many perks of membership are the educational sponsorships for the benefit of its members and the AIA community as a whole. They even have a progressive magazine entitled “ARCHITECT: The Magazine of the American Institute of Architects” with countless articles on every aspect of the subject.

The Voice of Architecture

Beyond producing buildings and structures AIA understands the dynamics behind the beauty. Analyzing and experimenting with every aspect of architecture from financial costs to possible environmental ramifications. And from influencing the government and the construction sectors to hosting conferences, seminars, and talks AIA is the voice of the profession.

What Are The 5 Different Membership Tiers Of The AIA?

  1. Architect members (AIA)
  2. Associate members (Assoc. AIA)
  3. International associate members
  4. Emeritus members
  5. Allied members

Who Is At The Helm of AIA?

Robert Ivy became the EVP/Chief Executive Officer of the AIA in February of 2011. He has amassed an impressive collection of awards and accolades, but who is this man who Alpha Rho Chi once labeled a “Master Architect”? Robert Ivy was born in Columbus, Mississippi. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English from Sewanee University and went on to attend Tulane and obtain his master’s degree in architecture.

Mr. Ivy has over 20 years of related experience as a vice president and editorial director of McGraw-Hill. He was also the Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Record of McGraw-Hill Companies.

One of the key skills of successful architects is the ability to manage huge teams — whether a building is eventually built or not — from the seed of a concept to financing to construction to measurement of the building’s success. – Robert Ivy