Are you a user of Bumble, a dating app founded by Whitney Wolfe in 2014? Bumble is one of the fastest and most sought-after dating platforms, especially by women. In fact, this is the only platform that enables women to make the first move. Upon its founding, Wolfe had the vision of making Bumble a first-female social networking site aimed at creating connections with people they don’t know, a concept that’s on the path of fully being realized. Do you have any idea regarding the number of users that had subscribed to Bumble just four years after it was launched? Unimaginably, Bumble had managed to attract 35 million users in only a small span of time!
Three months ago, it was estimated that Bumble’s owner Whitney Wolfe was on her path towards surpassing the $230 million fortune with Forbes valuing the company at $1 billion, a move that positions the 29-year old towards her way towards becoming a billionaire. Forbes further predicts that it won’t take too long before Whitney Wolfe joins this rank provided Bumble keeps on growing. Early this year, Wolfe made into the list of Forbes “30 Under 30” list and recently put on Fast Company’s cover, WIRED magazines, and Forbes. Read this article at vogue.com to know more about Wolfe.
Are you aware that Bumble is now in more than 144 countries across the globe? With such rapid expansion, Whitney Wolfe is headed to greatness. Having been part of the founding partners of Tinder, another dating app, Wolfe decided that it was the right time for her to start her own company, a move that has seen the company growing in leaps and bounds.
Among other things that Wolfe was passionate about, putting women in full control or masters of their destinies was just a part of the feminist approach of Bumble. Bumble’s one billboard that reads “We’re not playing the field, we’re leveling it,” says it all. Today, there are predictions that Bumble will grow even to some of the most conservative countries across the globe. Starting small, Bumble is turning out to be a giant dating app.
OSI Industries is an international organization that seeks to expand to other territories across the world. The organization is very active when it comes to its expansion efforts for the last two years. The company bought a food processing facility in the summer of 2016. Moreover, the company also purchased a warehouse both in Chicago. The warehouse and the processing facility belonged to Tyson Foods. The facility has 20,000 square feet of space, and it is situated near another property that belongs to OSI Industries. This purchase came at the right time as the company seeks to expand more.
Customers’ needs are changing everywhere and at a very high rate. Organizations have to come up with the best mechanisms to ensure that they can meet these ever-changing demands of customers. For OSI, according to OSI North America’s senior executive vice-president Kevin Scott, the additional space will allow it to cater to these needs. The company was pleased with the purchase that is meant to enlarge the networks of the organization. OSI Group acquires Baho Food.
The facility was used by Tyson Foods to store the prepared food products, but the organization had announced of its plans to close it in 2015. Tyson spokesperson said that there are also plans to close down another facility that is located in Jefferson. The closing down of these two facilities will allow Tyson foods to concentrate on how to improve its productivity. The company has other facilities meant for food processing, and they will transfer the workload of the closing facilities to these other facilities to cover the additional capacity.
The head offices of OSI Industries are located in Aurora Illinois. The company is leading in the world when it comes to offering value-added food items with protein and other kinds of foods. OSI has 65 facilities operating in 17 countries. With its quest for more facilities in other parts of the world, OSI Industries have also bought significant shares in Baho Food. This took place in 2016. Baho Food produces deli meats, convenience foods as well as snacks. The organization serves its food products to food service organizations as well as to retailers. With the acquisition of Baho Foods, OSI will be able to increase its presence in Europe according to the president and COO of the company, David McDonald. OSI can produce the kind of food the Baho Food delivers. However, Baho Food will assist OSI to enlarge its operations when it comes to the kinds of foods that customers expect from OSI.
Robert Ivy is the chief executive officer and executive vice president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and he was recently awarded the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was given to Robert Ivy by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, and he received it alongside Andrew Cary Young of Pearl River Glass Studio who is a glass designer. The Noel Polk Lifetime award is given to Mississippi-based artists and art patrons who have a lifetime of work that has had a real effect on the industry they operate in. Previous winners of the prestigious award include Walter Anderson, Morgan Freeman, Shelby Foote, Leontyne Price, and Eudora Welty. Learn more about Robert Ivy at zdnet.com.
Carl Elefante, president of the AIA, was on-hand as Robert Ivy received the award and commented that Ivy is a solid ambassador for the profession of architecture. He pointed out that Ivy has been serving the AIA as its CEO since 2011 and that he has made many contributions to the field as an editor, author, and architect who is currently practicing in his field. Elefante also noted that as a Mississippi native, Robert Ivy should be very proud to receive an award of such rarity.
Nancy LaForge, president of the MIAL, also had many good things to say about Robert Ivy and admitted that his work has been the reason why architecture has been made more accessible to the public at large and that Ivy is a very unique Mississippi-based artist. She praised him for his work as an international architect and commented that he completely deserved to win the award. What many people don’t know is that there has never been an architect that has been given the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award, which makes him the first.
Marc Beer has over twenty-five years of experience in the development and managing of healthcare pharmaceuticals and products. He has led biotechnology companies, and has worked with the development and marketing of innovative products and therapies. He has held numerous titles and served many roles in the field. This wide range of experience has allowed Beer to identify areas in need of further research and development.
Marc Beer co-founded and serves as Chief Operating Officer of Renovia Inc, a Boston company focused on providing products to diagnose and treat disorders affecting women. The company specifically targets pelvic floor disorders, such as incontinence. It is estimated that such disorders affect the daily lives of 250 million women around the world.
The pelvic floor refers to all the interconnected muscles located under the bladder. With age, childbirth, or other factors, these muscles can become weakened, leading to incontinence and other issues. Most women are aware that just like any muscle, this area can be strengthened through exercise. However, often it is difficult to explain the correct movements needed for maximum results, and many women end up performing exercises, but doing so incorrectly.
Hoping to correct this problem and maximize results for women led to the development of Renovia’s first product, Leva, which received FDA approval in April. The Leva kit is made up of a digital system and an exerciser designed to target the pelvic muscles that are essential for maintaining continence. Patients complete exercises twice a day for just a few minutes. Leva provides the opportunity to make sure training sessions are correcting targeting the right muscles, and allows data to be tracked and shared on Renovia’s app. The digital view of progress provides immediate feedback, taking the guesswork out of the process as women work on the rehabilitation of weak pelvic muscles.
Joining the work of the Renovia team is an investing firm focused on healthcare, The Longwood Fund. The group is providing funding to be used in the development and testing of four future products to treat and diagnose disorders. Improvements to the Leva device are also in progress. Beer says Renovia is happy to have the shared vision and support. He believes the partnership makes the task of improving the quality of life for women affected by pelvic disorders easier, and ultimately will make access to data and information more readily available. This informed understanding of the disorders themselves and of treatment options will make healthcare more accessible and affordable.
Overall. Beer has raised forty-two million dollars to fund Renovia. With his history of success and innovation in healthcare solutions, women who suffer from pelvic disorders have great hopes that his achievements will continue at Renovia. Learn more : https://www.slideshare.net/MarcBeer