Mike Baur established the famed Swiss Startup Accelerator Factory together with Co-founders Oliver Walzer and Max Meister at the tender age of only 39 years. Swiss Startup Factory is ranked highly as a privately financed and independent IT Startup Accelerator in Switzerland.
Previously, he worked in the banking sector for over 20 years and rose up the professional ranks from a commercial apprentice to an executive board member of a large Swiss Bank. His business expertise enables him to offer mentorship and training to startup owners as well as invest a lot of time in entrepreneurship of the Swiss youth.
Through a partnership with CTI Invest Firm, he was named the deputy managing director. In 2016 he was able to collaborate and lead the Swiss Startup Factory through its accelerator program with the Goldbach Group.
Born in Fribourg Switzerland, he was fascinated with Banking & Finance as a teen. He followed his dreams by turning his passion into an enviable profession. He is a current holder of an MBA from Rochester University, New York as well as an Executive MBA from Bern University, Switzerland.
Swiss Start-Up Factory is an accelerator startup program based in Zurich that seeks thriving digital entrepreneurs. Mike’s vision is to provide exciting opportunities for like-minded individuals to create and share connections from inception, through the strong network in Switzerland and global network.
The start-up accelerator program is designed to last three months in which we strive to provide a unique platform for services, coach, mentor, and lastly a central office space in Zurich. Swiss Start-up Factory also provides an entrepreneurial network to enable startups to achieve ambitious goals set.
Startups face numerous challenges such as lack of equity or funding, marketing, hiring the right people, customer loyalty. Start-ups need to aggressively aim to implement a customer-centric philosophy that will enable them to succeed in the pursuit of attaining growth sustainably in the fast paced world we live in.
Starting a business can be wildly fulfilling yet consuming. Complications may arise that will challenge you in unimaginable ways. Swiss Startup Factory helps to anticipate the roadblocks you may encounter in your startup journey thus helping you prepare beforehand and avoid common pitfalls.
Talent diversity, scalability, and stability make for a powerhouse combination for start-ups to thrive. By fostering an innovative economy, sharing of knowledge and mentorship has been able to grow in leaps and bounds in the company under Mike Baur’s watch.