MIKE BAUR – FOUNDING PARTNER SWISS START UP FACTORY
Mike Baur is a well-known entrepreneur in Switzerland. He is a founding partner and a managing partner of Swiss Start-Up Factory, which is one of the best privately financed and independent ICT Startup Accelerator in Switzerland. Mike holds an MBA from University of Rochester and also an Executive MBA from University of Bern.
Baur’s hometown is Fribourg in Switzerland. As early as his teenage years, he had an interest in the subject of banking and finance and he was able to make his passion into his future career.
In 2014, 39 years old Baur quit his job in order to start his own entrepreneurial journey. Together with two other partners, Max Meister and Oliver, Baur founded the Swiss Start-Up Factory. The Swiss Start-Up Factory aims at Fintech companies and it also has plans to launch an Accelerator Program. The Swiss Start-Up Factory is in a partnership with Geneva-Fintech Accelerator Fusion to work together in order to launch the accelerator program.
The former banker at Clariden and Sallfort took part in the founding of SSUF because he wants to support and mentor young entrepreneurs specializing in digital technologies. Baur’s aim is to coach young entrepreneurs and equip them with the skills they will need in order to be successful entrepreneurs.
The Swiss Start-Up Factory came into a partnership with Michael Hartweg, a well-known investor in the areas of technology, sports and finance. Hartweg is also the co-founder of the Fintech Leonteq Company. Hartweg will help the SSUF in the selection and evaluation of startups especially, from the Fintech area.
Mike Baur believes that through the partnership with Hartweg, SSUF will strengthen the innovative power and expertise in the field of Fintech in Switzerland. Hartweg will have a core task of supporting the selection and evaluating investments that will enable startups to network with selected partners.
Mike Baur is behind the fundraising and financing at the Swiss Start-Up Factory. The Zurich based-accelerator company runs a three month long startup accelerator program. The program offers coaching, mentoring and services to young entrepreneurs. The program also offers very useful entrepreneurial networks that help young entrepreneurs achieve their ambitious goals.