Tracing Mike Baur’s Entrepreneurial Steps and The Founding Of Swiss Start-Up Factory
Mike Baur is a co-founder at Swiss Start-Up Factory, a firm based in Zurich. Mike and company created the company in 2014, and it centers on shaping and empowering entry level start-ups to fast-tracking their way to success by disruption the status quo. They disrupt the status quo by plowing through current business models, norms and products.
The empowerment comes in a 3-month acceleration program that equips entry level start-ups with critical growth factors like coaching, mentoring, financing, important services and unobstructed access to major entrepreneurial and investor networks.
Mike Baur has a rich educational background holding an MBA from the New York-based University of Rochester and an Executive MBA from the prestigious University of Berne.
His humble beginnings commenced at the Swiss Private Banking sector where he accumulated over 20 years of working experience. He later took up internship at UBS and worked hard from ground up to assume an executive board member position at a reputable Swiss Private bank.
His turning point came in 2014 at the age of 39 when he co-founded Swiss Start-Up Factory. Currently, Swiss Start-Up Factory is the industry leader in ICT and bankrolls most early stage startups in Switzerland. Mike Baur’s rise to stardom can be attributed to his winning pedigree that he cultivated over the 20 years in the banking sector. Today, he still dedicates most of his time in the Swiss early stage start-ups as a mentor and financial contributors.
Mike Baur’s business empire continues to thrive thanks to a team of experts, experienced and enthusiastic individuals that swear to the goals of the Swiss Start-Up Factory to make sure that entry-level start-ups become attuned to the business environment and achieve sustainable growth in record time.
The company offers accounting functions such as payroll management, invoice management, financial statements, bookkeeping, cash flow reports and tax reporting to these very start-ups. The accounting functions are tailored to match particular requirements of the start-ups. Some of the startups that the Swiss Start-Up Factory have mentored and financed recently include Struckd, Beaconsmind, Carhelper and Blinkers.
To spark motivation, the Swiss Start-Up Factory has created the “world web forum 2017” award that seeks to reward the most promising start-up. The startup ideas will be presented live in the presence of a panel of moderators, and the winner gets to walk away with the ”world web forum coolest startup award.”