Mike Baur, Co-Founder of Swiss Start Up Factory Hopes to Inspire Startups to Reach Their Goals

Mike Baur is a Swiss entrepreneur who founded the company Swiss Startup Factory. Mike obtained an MBA from the University of Rochester, New York and an executive MBA from the University of Berne. His career began in banking and then transitioned into financing startup companies. Mike, impressively, started as an apprentice at UBS and worked his way all the way to an executive board member at a large Swiss bank. His previous work experience includes Sallfort Privatbank AG, Clariden Leu, and UBS Wealth Management. Currently, he works with Swiss Startup Factory AG, Swiss Startup Invest, and Swiss Startup Association. In 2014, he started Swiss Startup Factory with his business associates Oliver Walzer and Max Meister. The core mission of Swiss Startup Factory is to take small startup companies and turn them into globally recognized businesses.

 

Swiss Startup Company provides customers with various programs. They refer to this as the 360 service platform. Their pre-accelerator program provides individuals the services required for them to fully develop their ideas. Customers in the pre-accelerator program will receive professional sales pitch training sessions, a market research team, marketing/IT/accounting support, coaching, access to startup ecosystems, and product development. The accelerator program is a three month program that creates a systemic approach for customers to create a minimal viable product (MVP). During this period customers will receive financing and mentoring. In addition to this, they will also receive other services including coaching, office space, access to the companies network (financing and entrepreneurial), and other services. Their growth accelerator program is a customized package for more experienced startups. It helps businesses that are already in the market to accelerate their overall growth. The growth accelerator also has features such as access to an expert IT team, bookkeeping, financial consulting, market analysis, access to legal experts, PR, branding, and fundraising. Mark is responsible for fundraising and financing within the company.

 

Mike also invests a lot of his time into helping young Swiss entrepreneurs and mentors/finances several start-up companies. Overall, Mike’s goal is to inspire people to people to start their own businesses. He hopes to positively impact people and help them to reach their professional goals. He has a real passion for his work and wants to see the people he works with succeed and create large businesses. Mikes’ other passions include his hometown hockey team, tennis, and speaking at Universities.

 

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