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In 2012, a newcomer entered the world of bottled water production and has made quite a splash ever since. Ryan Emmons, at age 22, put two and two together when he realized how wonderful the water tasted that he was drinking when he visited his family in Hilo on Big Island in Hawaii. The water was rain and snowmelt runoff from the Mona Loa mountain top.

It was filtering through thousands of feet of volcano lava that was adding minerals rich in electrolytes like sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. Combined with an ideal 30 mg of silica, the water has a soft silky taste. This combination of natural minerals creates an alkaline water that not only tastes good but has health benefits for the body.

Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water was born in 2012. The company is based on health, eco-friendly, and ethical sustainable principles. Even the packaging is eco-friendly, made with recycled plastics that are BPA-Free and produced with a low carbon footprint. Ryan Emmons, founder plus CEO of Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water, is proving that companies can produce healthy products, preserve our environment, and contribute back to those in need, as a sustainable business plan.

The growth of his company is a phenomenon in the trading area. It is listed as 414th on the top 500 companies listed by Forbes with a 4000% growth in just the past five years. Most of his peers in the bottled water industry are matured in age and experience, so it has been an uphill battle for this young entrepreneur to get their attention, but the Waiakea growth is hard to ignore.

Pump Aid and Waiakea have partnered to bring clean water to rural parts of Africa. Pump Aid has installed over 3,200 Elephant pumps that are based on a 3,000-year-old Chinese design. Waiakea donates about 5% of their revenue to this charity with the goal of providing clean and healthy water to areas that need it the most.

Waiakea is creating a standard in the corporate world that is sending a message to its peers and the public – ethical and naturally sustainable products are profitable and preferred by consumers.

Sleeping is an often overlooked activity among most people. As a result, a number of people rely on beverages such as coffee to stay awake for a number of hours. While many people downplay the importance of sleep, not getting enough can have some very negative consequences. When a person is sleep deprived will begin to experience health problems and also have their appearance diminish. People who don’t get enough sleep will often have puffy and bloodshot eyes. It can also result in wrinkles on the face. As a result, getting enough sleep is essential to both being and looking healthy. While sleep deprivation is a common problem, a number of medical professionals have looked to help address the negative effects of sleep deprivation. One of these medical professionals is dentist Avi Weisfogel.

Over the last several years, Dr. Avi Weisfogel has spent a lot of time researching the effects of sleep disorders including sleep apnea. During the last several years, Dr. Weisfogel has found out that many people suffer from the condition known as sleep apnea. As a result, he has looked to find ways to treat and cure the condition. He first found out about this condition when he was a practicing dentist and then looked to start up his own company called Dental Sleep Masters. With his experience and knowledge, Dr. Weisfogel has been able to establish himself as one of the leading experts on sleep disorders and how to treat them.

Avi Weisfogel has had a long and successful career in dentistry and entrepreneurship. Before he began his career, he received his education. He attended and graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. After completing his degree in biology, Dr. Weisfogel then attended the New York University College of Dentistry. Once he received his DDS degree, he then worked as a practicing dentist for a number of years before starting up his own practice. With his independent practice, he established himself as one of the top dentists in the entire nation. When he was working as a dentist, he discovered that a number of his patients were suffering from sleep disorders.

After finding out that a number of his patients were suffering from sleep disorders, he then founded Dental Sleep Masters to find a way to address these conditions. With Dental Sleep Masters, Dr. Weisfogel researches and educates both patients and a number of dental practitioners about them. As a result, he has been able to help find ways to enable patients to improve the quality of their lives by combating sleep disorders.

Louis R. Chenevert is one of the most successful CEOs and production managers in the world. He set his eyes on the role of product management early in life when he chose to study product management in HEC Montréal an affiliate of the world renown university of Montreal.
He began his career in product management when he joined General motors where he worked for fourteen years.He rose through the ranks during his tenure here and by the time he left he was production general manager.
In 1993 he moved to an American aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney which has its headquarters in East Hartford, Connecticut but also has a subsidiary in Canada he worked here for six years in the engine department before he was elected president. At this time he was in charge of all the operations within the country and it is during his reign that saw a steady growth in production and revenue.
This success at the Canadian subsidy saw him get a call up to become the CEO and president of united technologies corporation in March of 2006 this was at a time when manufacturing was being hit hard by the recession and it was a time when many others in manufacturing were closing shop and outsourcing manufacturing to other countries. This trend led to an era where a lot of engineers lost their jobs but contrary to the trend Louis chose not to follow suit but instead concentrate on investing in the latest technology as well as human skills placing UTC a cut above the rest in the industry.He was even able to move hundreds of aerospace engineers from a lower-cost locale back to Connecticut marking a different way of doing things.
His major achievements at United were many but some of the most notable were the acquisition of Goodrich for a jaw dropping eighteen billion dollars this marked the birth of a merger that would shake the entire aerospace industry. They were now able to achieve single stop shops status for big aircraft manufacturers of both commercial and military use.
Louis also successfully steered the company towards lower green house emissions achieving a 26% overall drop as well as reducing the overall water consumption by the corporation.

One of the natural disasters that has left people grappling with the question of how to rebuild their lives is the mudslide that occurred in the West African nation of Sierra Leone. In the middle of August a mudslide struck the country and the impact was devastating.

According to reports more than 1,000 people died as a result of the mudslide. The event has left the country in the midst of a humanitarian crisis when it was just recovering from the impact of a health crisis that was caused by an outbreak of Ebola several years ago. Read more: Jim Larkin |LinkedIn and Michael Larcey | Crunchbase

Humanitarian crises might be considered what public policy experts call a wicked problem. They are incredibly difficult to solve, information on how these crises are solved are not always immediately apparent and they are often connected with other complicated problems.

Fortunately humanitarian organizations like UN Women, the United Nation’s gender-focused agency, are currently on the ground trying to help the people impacted by the mudslide to the best of their ability. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

UN Women’s website notes that natural disasters can tend to hit women much harder than other populations. The United Nations has led the distribution of dignity kits that contain menstrual pads, clothing and other necessities for grooming.

During times of instability women and girls can also be susceptible to being targets of sexual assault and other forms of gender-based violence. In recognition of this possibility UN Women has turned its attention towards working with a division of the Sierra Leone police force that focuses on social issues to help keep women and girls safe from sexual violence in the midst of the mudslide.

Like UN Women The Larkin and Lacey Fund is dedicated to creating a better world. The Larkin and Lacey Fund is a foundation that was launched by journalists Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey after they were awarded a settlement through a court in Arizona.

The fund is an indication of the passion that Larkin and Lacey have for building a society that is more equitable for the people living in it. Even though the men were under no obligation to spend the money that they received from the settlement on anything other than themselves or their loved ones they chose to use the money to do something that would help other people.

Rather than using the millions of dollars that the settlement amounted to to enrich themselves they directed the money towards civil society organizations that worked with marginalized communities.

Larkin and Lacey noted that part of what motivated him to use the money for a good cause was the fact that he was raised to think about the needs of people who were in unfortunate situations. The fund that he created with his friend Michael Lacey uses its resources to support nonprofits that support the Hispanic community.

The fund has offered financial assistance to organizations like Trans Queer Pueblo, The Young Center, Two Americans Documentary Relaunch and the Arizona Justice Project. Larkin and Lacey’s decision to support members of the community who have less shows the world that having and demonstrating empathy for others is the first step building a more just world.

In the month of May 2017, the Educational Fund Charity in London and the Chairman Andrew Rolfe helped realize in an event £603,000. The meeting of London’s 300 well-known socialist and philanthropists was chaired by Andrew Rolfe. These dignitaries helped to raise these funds in a dinner after a moving and soul touching speech of SinesiphoRabidyani, a beneficially of the foundation.

This event’s objective was to raise funds to aid the disadvantaged children in Africa. The projection for this event was £600,000. In an equation, this is over South African‘s R10million. These funds were raised to meet the overwhelming needs of Ubuntu Education Fund’s Port Elizabeth Campus institution. The remaining amount was to help in funding in improving the pediatric clinic that closely associated with the campus.

The Ubuntu Foundation Fund was founded in 1999 with the main aim of providing and availing educational tools. The proponents realized that apart from education there were other urgent needs that had to be met as well; hunger and HIV. Hunger and HIV barred many from attaining the desired standards of education. The foundation furthered their objectives to providing nutrition, home charity, and health.

The CEO and the Founder of Ubuntu Educational Fund Jacob Lief have seen over 20 years the Foundation help over 400,000 disadvantaged homes Africa. The foundation helps meet the health and educational needs. This help runs through the start of schooling to the time of career choice.

Andrew Rolfe is the Chairperson of Ubuntu Education Fund from the 2007 March, to date. He is the Managing Director, Head of U.S Private Equity TowerBrook Capital Partners from 2006 to date.

He served as a President of Gap Inc. from Jan 2004 through Feb 2006. As well, he served as Chairman & Chief executive in Pret A Manger from the year 1998 July to June 2003.

In his education, Andrew Rolfe attended Harvard Business School between 1990 and 1992 where he got his MBA, Field of Study/ Managerial Economics. In the years 1985 through 1988, Mr. Andrew Rolfe attended the University of Oxford where he got his Bachelor of Art (B.A). He also attended at Eton College and St Andres College and graduated in 1984 and 1983.

As entrepreneur J. Christopher Burch makes clear in this recent article in Engadget, fashion and technology reflect and influence each other. They both change rapidly, and they grow and change together. Technology is now more fashionable than ever before, and fashion incorporates technology in ways old-school designers never dreamed of. His article examines their past and present to get an idea of what to expect in the future as the fields converge.

Fashion designers are using the new possibilities to both innovate and make clothes more functional. One good example is the Dutch avant garde fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht, who combines the two in unexpected ways. Her creations include the DareDroid, a dress that makes drinks and Pseudomorphs, a dress that paints itself.

Other designs use technology to design clothes for better safety. Terese Alstin and Anna Haupt came up with Airbag for Cyclists, which goes around the neck. In an accident the air bag inflates to protect the cyclist’s head from injury. Kevin Cannon and Ashwin Rajan designed Frontline Gloves for firefighters. They enable firefighters to communicate more easily.

One arena of technology is recycling. SegraSegra designs t-shirts and jackets from recycled bicycle inner tubes. Emma Whiteside used radiator copper to create a gown.

One source of energy we ignore, but could recycle with the right technology combined with clothes, is the kinetic energy of our bodies in movement. Soledad Martin is working on shoes that can charge cellphones with electricity generated from feet walking or running.

Burch is currently Chairman and Founder of Burch Creative Capital. That’s a private investment company. He’s also co-founder of the luxury fashion line Tory Burch. His business career spans nearly 40 years, and he’s helped over 50 companies. The company’s motto is: “Create. Disrupt. Scale.”  Read insights and views from him on this article on

Burch Creative’s portfolio currently includes: ED (Ellen Degeneres), Poppin and Cocoon9. Previously he worked with such established brands as Voss Water, Jawbone and Faena Hotel+ Universe. He’s now helping such consumer product companies as Blink Health, Brad’s Raw Foods and BaubleBar.

According to, he began his career while still attending Ithaca College, back in 1976, long before college students routinely started businesses. He and his brother Bob put up $2,000 for Eagle’s Eye, an apparel company. They grew it to $165 million before selling it to Swire Group. He used some of his profits to invest in Internet Capital Group, an early IPO firm.  For an update to his recent timeline activities, hit on

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No matter where technology and fashion go, Burch will find companies to invest in that know how to use new trends to meet the advancing needs of consumers.

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Matthew has worked in the protective administrations industry for quite a while, and he has enabled a significant number of his clients to profit legitimately. He has a notoriety for helping organizations develop, and this article indicates how he has changed well from the business field to biotech. Somebody of Matthew’s ability level is required in developing businesses, and that is the place he works today.

#1: How Did He Start?

Matthew began in custodial administrations, and he worked his approach to be the CEO of an organization that wound up noticeably one of the finest in the business. He was the head of RTC Company for quite a while, and he incorporated the organization with one that could be sold at very high prices. The organization was regarded over the business, and he proceeded onward to the biotech business that he was very inspired by.

#2: CNS Bioscience

Matthew is currently the executive of CNS Bioscience, and he is supporting the general population who began the organization in their main goal to influence it to develop. There are many individuals who work in biotech who require somebody to help with he business side, and that is the thing that Matthew is doing. He is guaranteeing that this organization will be solid, and he realizes that his endeavors will have a significant effect in the field.

#3: Helping Others

Matthew serves on the governing body of many organizations, and he does this since he realizes that he has an interesting point of view on business. There are many organizations int he science field that need his assistance, and he enables charities where they to require business administrations. He is the voice in the room that frequently has the most experience, and he will talk up for the best business practices of the day.

#4: Matthew Is Respected For His Longevity

Many individuals who know Matthew Autterson from their opportunity in the monetary business regard what he has possessed the capacity to do over a long profession. There are many individuals who can’t keep going as long as somebody prefer Matthew, and he has demonstrated that the negotiating prudence he has serves more than just the organizations he began with.


A recent article in the Seattle magazine poses Seattle Genetics as having a market value of nearly $10 billion and employing about 900 workers. It also expects to add another 200 employees this year. With such numbers, it is no doubt that Seattle Genetics is the largest biotech company in Washington.

The company invests a lot in research and marketing which has seen it rise the ranks into a big pharma. The company is also sitting on a goldmine with its flagship drug Adcetris.

The drug treats Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph system but can spread to other organs in the body. Tests are underway and when proved positive, the sales would hit the roof.

The drug targets protein molecules that can that cause an immune system to produce antibodies. After attaching to the outside of cancer cells, it then delivers a toxin inside those cells to kill them. Scientists relate to them as “smart bombs” because of their ability to kill cancer cells and not harm the normal tissue. This method reduces potential damage to healthy cells which could be killed during chemotherapy and radiation.

There are other 11 drugs in the company’s pipeline and four of them possess a big potential to be released soon.

Seattle Genetics was founded in 1998 and its world headquarters are located in Bothell’s Cascade Business Park. Its main undertaking has been on studying, manipulating and packaging drugs. This has paid off with steady upward growth that is turning them into a world leader in medicine.

This is articulated by Clay Siegall, the chairman, president, CEO and co-founder who says that “We are an emerging global, multi-product, Oncology Company.”

It is clear that Clay Siegall is a man with a vision. In his professional life preceding Seattle Genetics, he worked with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute from 1991 to 1997. Before that he worked at the National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health from 1988 to 1991. Siegall has a PhD in Genetics from George Washington University and a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Maryland.

His focus on cancer has seen him become a member of the Board of Directors at Alder BioPharmaceuticals, a private biotechnology company. In his quest to find a cure for cancer, Siegall says his company is making big strides. His passion is in what he does and states, “I love making drugs. But it’s not easy. It has never been easy. I see the goal but try not to get caught in the ups and downs.”

To achieve such heights of success in a company only 18 years old, Paul is quick to point out that he imitates and admires one Art Levinson. He was one of the founders at Genentech and is currently the chairman of Apple Inc.


Neogama was founded by Alexandre Gama in 1999, then known as one of Brazil’s most prestigious advertising organizations. The agency performed so well, it was acquired for several million dollars in 2012 by Publicis Groupe. Gama decided he wanted to operate his own practice again, starting Neogama back up again in 2016, though only advertising within the borders of Brazil. While Mr. Gama is known most widely for Neogama and these transactions, his career in advertising is filled with various job titles, awards, accolades, and honors that very few professionals receive, let alone advertising agents.

Mr. Gama was born in Brazil’s largest, most well-known city, Rio de Janeiro, on June 1st, 1958. After completing public school, he then went on to become certified in advertising and mass communications from FAAP, or the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation. Directly after graduating, he earned dual titles of copywriter and content creator at the worldwide advertising agency, Standard Ogilvy & Mather, in 1982.

In 1990, Alexandre earned a position at DM9 as creative director. He then served at several other advertorial agencies, including Almap BBDO as creative executive director, Young & Rubicam as chief executive officer, and a voting member of Global Board.

Since Rocketship Education is one of the most recognized charter schools in San Jose, it is not a surprise that the school continues to grow and continues to help more students out with the things that they are doing. All of this is something that has allowed Rocketship Education to make better decisions and it is something that has helped people to learn more about what a charter school does. Rocketship Education knows what they are doing and knows how to help people out with the educational issues that they are having. Since Rocketship Education has done what they can to show others what they are doing, it is something that has made a huge difference in the lives of the students that they are helping out. They know what they can do and they are not afraid to continue giving them these opportunities.

When children go to a charter school, they are able to get an education that was designed around them. The lessons are personalized and that has helped Rocketship Education to continue providing positive experiences to all of their students. They want to make sure that the people who are working with the school have all of the things that they can do and that they are able to get more out of the experiences that they have. While Rocketship Education is successful, they are more interested in the success of their students so that they can truly help them.

One of the things about Rocketship Education is that they are not a profit school. There are some charter schools that are not doing it for the benefit of the students and are just trying to make money, but that is not the case with Rocketship Education. They are doing everything that they can to help students. Any of the money that they make or they raise goes back into the school and in the future of the children. They want to do what they can to protect them and make sure that they are able to have a future that is bright no matter where they come from.