There are so many individuals with creative minds in our world, these people come up with innovative concepts for products, businesses, and research. The struggle for these entrepreneurs is finding a way to establish their business, get the word out, find industry connections, and write an effective business plan. LaunchPad Holdings, LLC. is an online based software company that was created for entrepreneurs. The company works with each individual startup to make a customized plan for the success of their business. With LaunchPad, entrepreneurs can reduce the risk of failure, focus ideas, get assistance to find funding, plus much more. Their goal is for each client to become well established and successful in their ambitions.
The man behind LaunchPad Holdings, LLC. is Glen Wakeman, who is the CEO and co-founder. He helped make his dream become a reality, along with co-founder Rick Cano, in 2016 when LaunchPad was established. Although the company is a website, there is an actual location where the company works out of in Miami. There the numbers are monitored, goals are set, sales meetings happen, they interact online with clients and market research for both the company and customers (https://www.crunchbase.com/person/glen-wakeman). Their hard work behind the scenes means better results for the startups that they support.
Glen Wakeman is no stranger to the business and financial fields, he received his BS in Economics & Finance from Scranton University followed by attaining his MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago. After finishing his education, Wakeman worked for GE Capital before striking out on his own. His passion as an entrepreneur is to see others succeed in their endeavors as well, which is where the concept for LaunchPad came to be (People.com). Certainly, his impressive resume and work experience will be an asset to his company and all of his current and future clients.
The confluence between fashion and technology is deeply ingrained as evident in the changes in the two sectors. Business mogul, Chris Burch (bjtonline) wrote about this fascinating link in an article published at Engadget.com on September, 2016. He stated that the economic growth witnessed from 70’s to the 90’s brought lots of excitement, thanks to innovations like cassette recorder and walkman. The release of the iPod a decade later redirected fashion towards the trendy path.
The synthesis of technology and fashion according to Chris has raised the bar in exploiting the reaches of innovation and functionality. The onset has seen both sectors advance each other’s causes. In practical terms, fashion designer can use technology to produce works that deliver results. Looking into the future, Chris points out several fashionable functionalities that incorporate the latest technologies. First in line is the bike protection system designed by Teresa Alstin and Anna Haupt.
The neckwear offers one important benefit compared to the helmet; this is the ability to protect the cyclist’s head during impact without affecting visibility. The other product is the Frontline glove for firefighters created by Kevin Cannon and Ashawan Rajan. Fashion and technology can also be fused to produce cost efficient energy. A shoe developed by Soledad Martin can easily charge a cell phone when running or walking because the technology used can convert movement into kinetic energy.
About Chris Burch
Over the years, Christopher Burch has built a reputation as a multi-faceted entrepreneur and investor with strong inclination to technology. According to an excerpt appearing in Crunchbase.com, Chris is the Founder and CEO of the highly innovative, Burch Creative Capital. His interests in branding, sales and marketing has seen him invest in sectors such as apparel, technology, real estate, financial services and hospitality sectors. The brands under these listings include Voss Water, Faena Hotel, Poppin and Nihiwatu.
Nihiwatu is a popular luxury hotel located in the tourist haven of Sumba in Indonesia. According to the website Christopherburch.net, Chris began his story of entrepreneurial success in 1976 as a student at Ithaca College. In his first venture, he teamed up with his brother Bob to start Eagle Eye Apparel with $2000. It took a few years for the company to grow into a $125 million behemoth. The brothers later decided to sell the firm to an entity called Swire Group. Following the sale, Chris invested some of the money on a startup called Internet Capital Group.
More information for Chris Burch here: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/j-christopher-burch
and on his website.