Sawyer Howitt Describes The Best Cities For Young Entrepreneurs September 27, 2017

     Sawyer Howitt is an up and coming entrepreneur out of Portland, Oregon. The young professional already holds a position as a project manager at a big name brand development and marketing company called the Meriweather group. He is also further honing his entrepreneurial abilities by pursuing an entrepreneurial finance degree at the University of California Berkeley. His interests include rooting for the local basketball team, fishing, playing racquetball and supporting local charities in the Portland area. Below Sawyer Howitt describes some of the best cities in the USA for young entrepreneurs to reside in.

San Francisco has always been welcoming to young people and today it is no different. The company is home to major tech and clothing companies such as Levi Strauss, Twitter and Uber. With these companies continuing to expand, it is no surprise that the city continues to attract young entrepreneurs. Scenic surroundings, a hip city scene, and a highly educated populace also make San Francisco appealing to young business people.

Austin, Texas is another hub for young entrepreneurs. The capitol of Texas is well known for its strong support and funding of new businesses. With strong economic growth, a large millennial population and a strong initiative to pursue higher education it is no surprise why Austin, Texas is at the top of the list for new startups. Entertainment and food is also highly regarded in the city which prides itself on a motto that is “keep Austin weird.”

It may not seem like it at first glance, but Salt Lake City is an excellent place for a young millennial age entrepreneur to settle down. The city is extremely affordable to live in and has a business community that is very supportive of new entrepreneurs. Nearby Brigham University and a mentoring culture can also enhance the success of new ventures.

Denver, Colorado is another great city for millennial entrepreneurs. Young entrepreneurs enjoy strong incentives from the state government and get a lot of support from nearby universities, research institutes and local business leaders. The city even hosts an event called the Denver Startup Week which promotes networking and entrepreneurship in the city.

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Conquering Mexican Media: Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega and Televisa, S.A. August 18, 2017

     Although Mexico is home to various media companies, two significant enterprises dominate the industry. The primary competitor of the most prominent, Televisa, S.A., is TV Azteca.

TV Azteca, an international corporation, has been owned by Grupo Salinas since the privatization of state channels. The company mostly focuses on a Latin American audience through TV programming, theater, movies, and music. It is also heavily involved in Centro de Estudios y Formación Actoral, an acting school, and has a partnership with NBC.

Televisa, S.A, however, holds the title of most prominent media company. This Mexican enterprise is involved in diverse types of entertainment. In addition to radio, sports, movies, live entertainment, and an internet portal, Televisa has over 250 national and regional television channels and is one of the world’s leading magazine providers. It holds 40% of Univision and annually holds the Nuestra Belleza Mexico beauty pageant. The company’s popularity spreads from Latin America to the hispanic population of the US.

Televisa’s success would not be possible without Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega. Originally a law major at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, he is now one of Televisa’s most important executives. Angoitia has been on the board of the company since 1997, holding positions such as Chief Financial Officer, Chairman of Finances, and Managing Director. Although he has been the Vice President of Televisa since 2000, he is most notably regarded as the financial mastermind of the company, having played a major role in the $1.2 billion deal with Univision.

Aside from his success with Televisa, Noriega was a founding partner of major law firm Mijares, Angoitia, Cortes y Fuentes, S.C., and is engaged in various philanthropic endeavors. He is actively involved in Kardias A.C., the Fundación Mexicana para la Salud A.C., and the American School Foundation.


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