Monthly Archives: May 2016

Operation Smile to Benefit from Avi Weisfogel GoFundMe campaign

Operation Smile is an international charitable medical organization, and together with Avi Weisfogel have launched a GoFundMe campaign. Avi Weisfogel will lend his support to help raise $2000 for the organization. Dr. Avi Weisfogel was pleased to launch a campaign aimed to benefit Operation Smile. The team will give children free medical surgery all over the globe. Children will benefit since they will get free surgical procedures and the young adults with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities will also benefit. Dr. Avi Weisfogel support and dedication is to give every child a healthier and brighter future.

 

Avi Weisfogel is a graduate of the New York University College of Dentistry, and he has years of experience in dental care. Avi is also the owner of Dental Sleep Masters. He has vast knowledge in sleep disorders with an integrated understanding of the disorder. His in-depth knowledge of sleep apnea helps him provide other dentists with information that can help patients get the help they need. Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that disrupts breathing while one is sleeping thus disturbing once rest. It occurs when the airwaves block thus making the patient exit deep sleep to try and breath. Obtrusive sleep apnea can be treated by use of a custom-fit oral appliance. The oral custom-fit resembles an athlete mouth guard and supports the patient jaw while a sleep and help keep the upper airway open. Since co-founding Dental Sleep Masters Dr. Avi Weisfogel has helped oral healthcare professionals improve the business aspects of many practices.

 

Away from work, Avi Weisfogel is a passionate follower of the New York Rangers hockey team. The team has been involved in numerous charitable events including one to fight cancer on November 20th, 2015 (Avi Weisfogel Hockey Fight Cancer Night).

 

Operation Smile passion to help children indeed did attract Dr. Avi to support them. The organization works with local medical professionals and hospitals. Their goal is to assist as many children as possible. In total, the organization has provided more than two hundred thousand surgical procedures all free. In addition to that, they have helped in building sufficiency by training local medical professions.

Sanjay Shah

Sanjay Shah is the CEO and founder of Solo Capital, a proprietary trading and investment firm that he developed after choosing to quit his job as an accountant. He went to school at King’s College in Central London after migrating from Kenya with his family. He began to attend pre-med school when he discovered it wasn’t something he wanted to do anymore, so he switched his major to accounting and that’s where his career began. He talks about his career, establishments and what it takes to successfully own and operate a high end investment firm in his interview pod cast with Eric Dye. He wants others to know that it’s possible but it takes the help of others. Sometimes you just can’t do everything on your own. Solo Capital now operates in over thirty nine locations and has a full office staff helping to keep the investment business alive. Since Shah has retired, he has been able to invest his time in a charity called Autism Rocks.

Shah founded the charity in 2014 after retiring from Solo Capital. He was having an afternoon cup of tea with his longtime friend Snoop Dogg, when he urged Shah to get back into the music industry. Shah began to brain storm and thought, why no incorporate music along with his charity. That’s when Autism Rocks developed into a concert based; invite only charity even that is performed by many famous musicians. Shah was involved in the music industry before and now has the chance to return to some of his roots with Autism Rocks. After the diagnosis of his youngest son, he wanted to help in any way that he could. He wanted to better understand the neurological condition and help others cope with it as well. It can be hard when you’re watching loved ones go through such a hard time, and that’s why he created Autism Rocks.

Autism Rocks in a global even that is based out of Dubai, where his family resides. The money that is collected is donated to research and development, as well as programs that help others cope with the condition.

 

Find out more about Solo Capital and Sanjay Shah:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanjay_Shah_%28businessman%29

https://solocapitalsanjayshah.wordpress.com/about-solo-capital-sanjay-shah/

https://companycheck.co.uk/company/OC367979/SOLO-CAPITAL-PARTNERS-LLP/summary

How ClassDojo is of Benefit to the Education Sector

ClassDojo recently announced that is has managed to raise 21 million dollars in its second series of investment funding. This was specifically done to help in the development of a platform that links parents and teachers. This app will eliminate any communication lapses and help parents to closely monitor the academic and social development of their children in school.

Such an easy flow of communiqué during school days is helpful in keeping parents updated about the experiences of their children. Previously, this had to be done through parent-teacher meetings, which are not only hectic to organize but also time consuming. The brains behind the project, Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don point out that the funds will be used in the improvement of features contained in this groundbreaking app. They also stress the fact that the app will not just be useful during schooldays but also at home when they are not available.

Teachers will be guided by ClassDojo to come up with a daily schedule, which will also be made known to parents. While using it, they will have the ability to take and send videos of the students. These videos are meant for showing the parents how the kids are participating in academic and co-curricular activities. This will ultimately create a close-knit community encompassing educators, learners and parents. The fact that it will be free to use makes it even more enticing. As per now, the founders are focusing on availing its app to tutors and parents. In future, there is a possibility that it will be expanded to include services such as paying for school trips via mobile money services.

A Synopsis of ClassDojo

This is a technology upstart whose purpose is creating a convenient platform through which educators can communicate with parents. Since its formation in 2011, it has been on an upward trajectory and now boosts more than 15 million students in the US. Two thirds of schools in the country also use its services besides having 8,000 hits every minute. This impressive growth has been largely attributed to highly talented and motivated members of staff.

ClassDojo is based in San Francisco and has managed to raise 31 million dollars in venture funding, which will go towards the development of its interactive communication platform. So far, it has attracted funding from large investment firms such as Felicis Ventures, General Catalyst Partners and GSV Capital. Such backing shows the faith that ClassDojo has cultivated amongst its investors.

 

Read more about ClassDojo:

https://www.youtube.com/user/classdojo

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/01/19/what-classdojo-monsters-can-teach-kids-about-growth-mindset/

https://www.classdojo.com/learnmore/

Shaygan Kheradpir Named CEO Of Coriant

 

Optical transport vendor Coriant has just named Shaygan Keradpir its new CEO. After a long relationship with Juniper Networks, Keradpir will fill the position formerly held by Pat DiPietro. After relinquishing his duties, DiPietro will assume the position of operating partner.

Kheradpir and DiPietro acutally have something in common: they both at some point worked with Marlin Equity Partners. Kheradpir will head a team of technology professionals who are responsible for technological integration and network hardware. Coriant network solutions used by corporations worldwide.

Kheradpir has nearly 30 years in the software technology field. The son of a doctor, he learned a great deal about discipline and patience from a very early age. After obtaining a BA, MBA and PhD from Cornell University, he took a job at GTE Corporation. Kheradpir rose through the ranks and became CEO. He and his team developed some of the most modern and innovative products on the market at the time.

Kheradpir moved on to Barclays as the CEO and lead Technology Officer. He played a major role in the company’s TRANSFORM program. He also implemented a number of historical transformations that focused on strategic growth. “We plan to work on a number of improvements that will undoubtedly put Coriant at the top of the telecom industry,” says Kheradpir.

Kheradpir holds a number of telecom and media patents. His engineering background has helped him produce some of the most popular products in the telecom industry. Kheradpir sits on many boards including the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Check out Shaygan Kheradpir on LinkedIn for more details.

Boraie Offers Luxury Living

In New Brunswick, a 17 story luxury high rise has begun leasing through Boraie Development LLC according to Manta. The Aspire is luxury living just steps from the New Brunswick Train Station for easy commute to Manhattan and Philadelphia. The Aspire has 238 available leases ranging from studio to two room apartments. All leases retain full service with the addition of a restaurant and shopping.

The Aspire offers 24 hour doorman service with on-site maintenance and management. Garage to lobby access is standard. Floor plans feature high ceilings and terraces and balconies. Spectacular views from over-sized windows make each residence feel spacious. Hardwood floors and soft carpet cover floors. Custom cabinetry and quartz counter tops accompany gourmet kitchens filled with stainless steel appliances – http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/boraie-development-llc-opens-leasing-center-in-new-brunswick-new-jersey-300176946.html.

Modern in design, The Aspire offers it’s residence a luxury living space that exudes fine living with all its amenities. This article was published in Nj.com.

Boraie Development LLC offers services for urban real estate in New Jersey. Their team’s goal is developing urban luxury properties that surpass all others. With over 30 years experience, they are one of the most sought after companies when it comes to real estate development.

Omar Boraie is the president of Boraie. He is 73 years old and has worked to develop real estate for over four decades. It has been a life long dream to rebuild New Brunswick. Starting in 1972, he remembers the challenges he faced over 40 years ago. On just one block, he found 21 vacant or dilapidated buildings.

So he made a plan and presented it to the city. While he did not receive much support, the counsel knew something needed to be done in order to save the city. Boraie was determined and built his first building while everyone told him he was crazy. Building after building, slowly the city began to emerge.

Fast forward to today. The Aspire is the latest building he developed and retailers know that it too will be a huge success. Boraie is the premier urban real estate developer in New Jersey.

Learn more at http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/15/01/13/explainer-how-downtown-new-brunswick-is-emerging-from-its-decades-long-doldrums/ and http://blog.nj.com/boraie_development/2015/03/boraie_development_offers_luxu.html

Investment Expert George Soros Thinks China Is Headed For More Financial Chaos

Billionaire investor George Soros wants another Democratic in the White House, and he is putting his money where his mouth is. Soros donated more than $8 million to two Super PACs that is endorsing Hillary Clinton. The man who broke the Bank of England back in 1992 when he bet the British pound would depreciate hasn’t spent that kind of money on a candidate in several years. The last time Soros donated money was to keep George W. Bush out of the White House. The $24 million he spent in 2004 to stop Bush was not enough, but Soros thinks he is backing the right candidate this time. George Soros thinks Clinton is the only person that has enough experience to deal with the economic challenges that are in the works.

Another issue that Mr. Soros has been very vocal about is China’s financial chaos, and he thinks the worse is yet to come. China’s currency could depreciate by more than 30 percent in the next 18 months. The Chinese government would have to print more than $10 trillion to keep their banking system stable because the current debt is sinking their banks’ equity value. China is spending money at an unprecedented rate, and investors like Soros are betting that the Chinese yuan is going to suffer because of their spending and lending practices. The Chinese banking system is on track to lose more than four times what the U.S. banks lost in 2008, and if that trend continues, the United States will be sucked into a recession that will dwarf the Great Recession that knocked Americans off their financial feet eight years ago.
Read more: Investment Expert George Soros Thinks China Is Headed For More Financial Chaos

George Soros thinks China has already spread the recession bug to countries around the globe. China’s frenemy, Taiwan, has been in a recession for the last 10 months, and China’s favorite trading partner, Brazil, has been crippled by the worst recession since 1901. Europe hasn’t escaped the economic tentacles of China either. The European Union is in sad economic shape, and that fact is another reason why George Soros is predicting that an economic catastrophe is on its way to the United States.

When the GDP growth of the U.S. is analyzed, the Soros prediction makes sense. It is true that the U.S. economy is still growing, but economists say a 1.3 percent growth rate is not considered real growth. Consumer spending accounts for 70 percent of the GDP growth and spending is off, and the trade deficit continued to increase. The U.S. economic growth rate is expected to stay the same in 2016, but Soros thinks the economy will stall in the second half of the year. A magnitude 10 on the economic Richter scale is about to shake Americans once again thanks to China, and there is little anyone can do to stop it. 



Learn more about George Soros:
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/01/hillary-clinton-george-soros-218494
http://www.biography.com/people/george-soros-20926527
http://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/george-soros
http://www.nybooks.com/contributors/george-soros/