Healthy Eating and Healthy Living-Thanks Nathaniel Ru

Sweetgreen is a top notch first rate salad chain with food items that are organic, fresh, healthy, delicious, and homegrown (high points in the food industry). Currently, Sweetgreen is in forty locations nationwide, all of which have lines of customers around the corner on a daily basis. Nathaniel Ru, co-founder and co-CEO of Sweetgreen says ” We are building a brand. We want people to feel better about food.” The “We” refers to Jonathan Neman and Nicolas Jammet(co CEOs and co founders with Nathaniel Ru). They opened their first restaurant in August, 2007. Learn more: http://www.thehoya.com/nathaniel-ru-jonathan-neman-and-nicolas-jammet/

 

Traditional food chains should take a lesson from the CEOs. Aside from serving healthier food items, the CEO trio also incorporates modern technology. Approximately thirty percent of their transactions are handled through either their website through their app or both. Ru says “Technology has always been apart of our DNA.”

 

Nathaniel Ru and his co-founders are also thinking of new strategies for management. For example, in order to connect and stay connected to their customers, Sweetgreen closes virtually all of their corporate offices five times per year in order to allow everyone to work in the restaurants. Sweetgreen recently opened new corporate offices in Los Angeles, CA. There are no headquarters of Sweetgreen. Ru says “We don’t believe in corporate headquarters. We want to decentralize our head count.”

 

Nathaniel Ru and his co founders and co CEOs have a few things in common. One thing is that they all attended an entrepreneurship classes together at Georgetown University. Second, they all saw the need for healthier foods in their community. Third, they collaborated and opened Sweetgreen for the good of others, and they all have first generation immigrant parents who have all started their own businesses.

 

The CEO trio knew they would be successful when they survived the first winter break after graduating from college and all the students left for vacation and they thrived.

 

“Fortune” asked Nathaniel Ru what advice he would give to his younger self. Ru responded “I would read more books. Even more than you think you have time for.” When asked what he thought the hardest thing was about management, Ru indicated that the three of them knew and did everything in the company. “The hardest thing was to form a team around usand let go of some of the work.”

 

The CEO trio, Nathaniel Ru, Jonathan Neman, and Nicolas Jammet, were all placed on “The Fortune Entrepreneurs” list. Learn more: http://fortune.com/2016/02/18/sweetgreen-entrepreneurs/

 

Mike Baur and the Mission of the Swiss Startup Factory

Mike Baur knows a thing or two about business. He is a businessman and entrepreneur. He has helped start up the Swiss Startup Factory, and he has become a very powerful person that has invested in startup companies that he wants to take to a global level.

 

Mike knows exactly what it takes two build a business up, and he has provided entrepreneurs with these tools as well. There are a lot of businesses with entrepreneurs that need help, but many do not know where to start. Mike is the one that provides a startup point for all that are in need of help.

 

The startup accelerator has become a very interesting piece of the puzzle for entrepreneurs that are building businesses. Mike has stated that he has had a great time working in the banking industry, but he was aware that he wanted to do more. The thing that Mike has stated is that the private banking industry that he worked in was a traditional industry. He has stated that traditional banking is really not what he wanted to spend the rest of his life focusing on.

 

With the Swiss Startup Factory Mike would have the chance to engage in incubator styled investing and funding for businesses. He also has a creative team of entrepreneurs, mentors and coaches that are in place to help with anything that potential business owners may not have the ability to conceptualize. Many people have no clue as to how they are going to reach a certain sales number for profits. They may have a projected go, but there may be no true way to know how they are going to reach this goal. What Mike does is give people a chance to build a better business model.

 

When Mike decided to leave the banking industry and go into the Swiss Startup Factory he wanted to help Swiss businesses become more concrete. He wanted to be able to build a factory where he could help businesses start from the ground up. He wanted to be able to help develop prototypes and put things in place where entrepreneurs could gain a greater level of success. He definitely wanted to be able to give people better options to discover just how much they would need to start their business. Mike believes that many young people need to learn more before they open businesses on their own.