From the time he was young, Mike Baur has always fancied finance and banking. This led him to be a co-founder of the Swiss start-up factory at age 39. The entrepreneurial venture has marked the start of his journey as an entrepreneur. The Swiss startup company is today an independent and privately funded ICT firm in Switzerland.
In an interview, Mike Baur describes how it all begun. The Swiss Startup factory started in 2014, as a platform that offers entrepreneurial support to digital startup business people. The Zurich based company runs a startup accelerator program that goes for three months. The program itself acts as a place where young minds can access startup services. Young startups get access to mentoring, coaching, an office space and entrepreneurial networks that should ease their path to success.
The accelerator program is the most unique aspect of the Swiss Startup Factory. The company works very closely with startups and contacts them on a daily basis. The interaction with experts provides startups a boost with their program. Experts are the second critical factor with the program. The accelerator program comes with several sessions where startups can tackle their challenges with other experts in the field.
Since the start of the program, Mike has always maintained a constant level of passion that motivates him to work with startups. He has frequently stated that the willingness of startups to make their products key in the market even in the face of barriers highly motivates his work.
About Mike Baur
Mike Baur stays in Fribourg Switzerland where he is deeply connected as a teenager. At a tender age as a teenager, he was always fascinated with marketing and banking. The Swiss Startup factory came to him with great passion and provided untold satisfaction. Mike spent most of his years in the Swiss Private Banking.
At a tender age of 39, in 2014, Mike embarked on his entrepreneurial journey. Together with a partner they were able to start the Swiss Startup Factory. The company has since grown to become a leading privately financed and independent Startup Accelerator in the whole of Switzerland. Mike loves working with the young and spends most of his time with youth entrepreneurship support programs.