As a businessman and entrepreneur, Mike Baur knows what true success is. He’s one of the co-founders of Swiss Start-Up Factory and is currently a managing partner. Unlike other business owners who jump into a leadership role without understanding how the industry works, Baur has over twenty (20) years of experience in the banking world. He even worked for UBS and Clariden Leu, to name of few big name companies he worked with. As much as he loved working for other companies, he wanted to do more for others, so he quit his banking job to begin investing in startup companies.
In 2014, Baur met up with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer and together they founded Swiss Start-Up Factory. To get their name out into the world, Baur participated in a start-up pitching contest called START Summiteer, which took place at the University of St Gallen. A few years later, in January of 2016, Swiss Start-Up Factory partner with a company named CTI Invest, and Baur became Deputy Managing Director of CTI. He also began to lead one of Swiss Start-Up Factory’s accelerator program; a program that partnered with Goldbach Group and Fintech Fusion that same year.
The Zurich-based startup support company, Swiss Start-Up Factory, specializes in helping thriving digital entrepreneurs. The company’s primary mission is to provide exciting opportunities from the first day their clients reach out. Once the plans and strategies have been discussed and figured out, Swiss Start-Up Factory begins to use it strong networking system in Switzerland, as well as the rest of the world. Something that Swiss Start-Up Factory does that other accelerator companies do not is offer a three-month-long startup accelerator program. The program is designed to offer participants the best chance to success in the Swiss business world. The program provides specialized platforms of educational services, one-on-one or group coaching, and personalized mentoring. The office is located in the heart of Zurich and has its own entrepreneurial network to assist the participants in achieving their ambitious goals.
Baur has taken much personal and professional pleasure in managing the accelerator program. He’s a very hands-on type of leader, and truly takes great interest in what the next generation of entrepreneurs will bring to the Swiss business world. As technology advances and opens opportunities for incredible and bewildering innovations, accelerator companies like SSUF have a bright future.