Mike Baur is a co-owner of Swiss Start-Up Factory, which specializes in offering startup businesses with accelerator programs. The founder has a total of twenty years banking in Swiss and specialty skills in fundraising and financing cycles. Swiss Start-up began operating in 2014 and has its headquarter office in Zurich. They offer a three-month-long accelerator program that provides services in coaching, mentorship, and networking. Additionally, they provide a conducive office space meant to foster productivity from the client’s employees.
Mike Baur has established his name in Switzerland as an entrepreneur and experienced businessperson. Previously, he worked as a banker for leading firms such as Clariden Leu and UBS. In 2014, he teamed up with Oliver Walzer and Max Meister to start Swiss Startup Factory. Mike has a strong passion for backing up entrepreneurs such as him, who have limitations of cash in business. His efforts are well acclaimed in Swiss, consequentially earning him recognition from various platforms. Due to his extensive knowledge of the operations of a startup, Mike was a jury member in the START Summiteer contest which took place at the University of St. Gallen. In January 2016, He was the received the job title ‘deputy managing director’ when Swiss Startup Factory signed a business contract with CTI Invest. Mike was the driving force in the partnership with Goldback Group in 2016 which delivered accelerator programs to customers and the dealership with Fintech Fusion which offered motivation and networking opportunities to clients undertaking the accelerator programs. At the end of 2016, Mike Baur’s career journey was publicized by the Wall Street Journal.
Mike Baur received his masters in BA from the University of Rochester in New York, and an executive master’s in business administration from the University of Bern. Currently, the firm offers accelerator programs with the collaboration of its partner, CTI Invest. Mike Baur’ Swiss Startup Factory offers entrepreneurs with an invaluable opportunity to build formidable relationships with predecessors in their niche, study the business operations of successful firms, and launch disruptive products to beat their competitors. CTI and Swiss Startup organize events aimed at providing clients with networking opportunities and platform to showcase their products and services, such as the Swiss Venture Day and the Swiss Startup Day. The launch of the START Summiteer Competition was a successful initiative to encourage entrepreneurs to brainstorm on their products and services. Mike firmly believes that branding is a crucial step towards a business’ growth, and advises startup enterprises to invest in unique and impressive commodities and services.