Mike Baur is the co-founder and managing partner of the Swiss Startup Factory which began in 2014. For more than 20 years, Baur worked in the banking industry, including Clariden Leu and UBS. He began investing in startups when he quit the banking industry and before cofounding the Swiss Startup Factory with Oliver Walzer and Max Meister. He also was a participating member in the START Summiteer jury. The START Summiteer was a contest held at the University of St. Gallen in startup pitching.
His Accolades in 2016
Last year was definitely a year of achievements for Baur. For one, he became CTI Invest’s deputy managing director in January 2016 when his company partnered with CTI. Secondly, his company partnered with Fintech Fusion in February 2016. He also led his company’s accelerator program with the Goldbach Group in early 2016. And lastly, the Wall Street Journal distinguished Baur in December 2016 from his early career in Swiss Banking to his startup investments and his entrepreneurship.
The Swiss Startup Factory
The launching of the Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF) was driven with a mission concerning the ambitions in creating global organizations which disrupt prevailing products, norms, and business models. Their core business consists of a three month program providing startups financing, coaching, mentoring, services, office space, and accessibility to a large network of investors and entrepreneurs. With a two-folded vision, including running a startup accelerator program to be the worldwide standard for all other accelerator programs, and having the ability to offer any startup with all services needed, these early stage companies will be well on their way to great success.
Mike Baur is also known as the visionary and the Mister Startup DNA in this company. And with Baur working with other executive leaders and mentors in this company, these early stage companies and talents have innate capability and access to win big. In the Swiss Startup Factory, investors will have a platform to accelerate ideas and will have a robust portfolio of startup. In addition to the financing and large network, startups will also have a customized service package, and other services are offered as well.
Lastly, this company has a female founders’ network that targets in building a strong, female, entrepreneurial ecosystem within Switzerland. They connect female founders, provide them needed resources and tools for a strong environment of female founders’ networking, open doors to angel investors and personal mentors, and offer continual support through this company’s network.