Hippeas By Livio Bisterzo

Italian entrepeneur Livio Bisterzo experienced his first entrepreneurial venture in 2003. His first business was an events business. When he was 19, in 1999, Livio decided to study at the University of the Arts in London. Mr. Bisterzo’s extensive marketing background helped him build up his business portfolio. His portfolio highlighted experience in hospitality, lifestyle businesses and consumer brands.

Livio Bisterzo has had some of his brands and achievements featured in such prestigious magazines as GQ, Sunday Style, Harpers, Vanity Fair, Esquire and The Times. Mr. Bisterzo partnered up with RNA Corporation in 2008. RNA Corporation is a Chicago based business that produces high end mens skin care. This private label company manufactures the Kyoku for men line and is available in 26 countries across the world.

At the age of 29, in 2009, Livio Bisterzo was labeled as one of London’s 1000 most influential businessmen. By 2010, Livio and RNA Corporation parted ways and in 2011 Livio acquired Little Miracles. Little Miracles is a Danish based beverage corporation that has won several international awards. Little Miracles manufactures organic tea and juice beverages. With an interest in the health and nutrition industry sparked, Livio started up Green Park Holdings in 2015. Livio’s mission in Green Park Holdings is to create “a better you” through nutritional foods that are growing in popularity. By 2016 he moved his wife and three children to Los Angeles California and Green Park Holdings launched their HIPPEAS chickpea puffs. This innovative healthy snack has changed the way that people snack. HIPPEAS area a healthy alternative to other bagged unhealthy snacks and are available in over 18,500 stores across the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Incubating Young Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship is the only way to accumulate wealth. Lack of direction and mentorship makes people to shy away from entrepreneurship. The hassle that is involved is not for the weak. Building a brand in an industry takes time, dedication, and resources. Economic resources are scarce because no product is tailored to the risks involved in entrepreneurship. Few people have the patience that it takes to build a product in the long run. Unemployment is a major crisis in many countries today. There are no educational institutions that offer training in entrepreneurship despite the fact that people are encouraged to venture into entrepreneurship. Mike Baur is a Swiss businessman. He has created an incubator for young entrepreneurs to be prepared for their journey.

 

Mike Baur is an experienced banker. This enables him to have access to quality economic resources for the young entrepreneurs. The incubation is in the form of an accelerator program. The program tests the viability of the product in the industry. It also equips the young entrepreneurs with skills. Young entrepreneurs are also given an opportunity to network with successful business people and learn from them. The young entrepreneur has a one on one mentoring time with the successful business people during the program. Mike Baur is mostly interested in the ICT industry. This is because of the potential of the industry and the needs that arise in the society today. This interest enables him to offer better mentorship for the ICT related products. This means that the people with ICT related products have higher chances than other start-ups. Everyone is exposed to the same opportunities during the program. They are given the same resources.

 

Mike Baur uses this incubator to expose the young entrepreneurs to a world of developers. He creates a network between the young entrepreneurs in Swiss and other nations. This gives them skills and exposes them to the potential market. They learn how to overcome different challenges from each other. This influences their capacity positively. The start-ups grow fast in a manner that is inclusive. People lack information and skills at times. Mike Baur has created a bridge to overcome this challenge. This should encourage other successful business people to team up and create incubators for young start-ups. This enables them to have an opportunity to invest in innovative products as investors. It also enables young entrepreneurs to have partners in their entrepreneurial journey.

Leaps and Bounds: The OSI Group

It speaks tremendous volumes for a food company to have not only taken 2016’s prestigious Globe of Honour Award bestowed upon them by the British Safety Council, but to have received this same award in 2013 and also 2015. The American held OSI Group has completed that feat. The Globe of Honour Award is given to companies who have demonstrated excellence in environmental management, something which OSI Food Solutions UK has shown time and again.

To first even be allowed to compete for this award, a company must achieve the maximum of five stars in a predetermined audit scheme time period given by the British Safety Council. Along with gaining these five stars, the company must also prove their excellence in their environmental management throughout their entire business, bottom to top, to an independent panel of experts. This is most definitely an award of the highest honor.

The OSI Group has not only continued to show their excellence in front of the British Safety Council, they have made a massive leap onto 2016’s Top 100 Food and Beverage Companies in the World list. After not having previously appeared on said list, they make an impressive showing, coming in at number 66. It certainly helps when OSI can boast over 60 locations in 16 different countries.

Not willing to rest on their laurels, the OSI Group made a few significant purchases in 2016. First up was their purchase of a Tyson Foods plant in Chicago, which happens to be located close to other OSI Chicago facilities. The purchase of Tyson allows OSI the infrastructure needed to support their continued business growth. Shortly after this purchase, OSI obtained Baho Food in attempt to create an even broader presence in Europe. Baho Food is known for manufacturing deli meats, convenience food and snacks. The five companies Baho held and now carry the OSI logo serve customers in 18 different countries. Finally and most recently, OSI has acquired Flagship Europe from the Aurora, Colorado-based Flagship Food Group. With this purchase, the OSI Group continues to plant a strong foothold in the European Food market.

A company on the rise, one striving for continued excellence, the OSI Group is ready to jump into 2017. Click here to learn more about OSI Group.