Mike Baur is a co-founder of the Swiss Startup Factory, the top independent and privately financed early stage ICT Startup Accelerator in Switzerland. Mike makes his home in Fribourg in Switzerland. As a teenager he was already interested in the field of Banking & Finance. He made a career out of his passion. Mike Baur spent almost 20 years in Swiss Private Banking. He started at as an apprentice at UBS and work his way up to a board member of a large Swiss Private Bank.
In 2014, Mike started the Swiss Start Up Factory, with his two partners. He spends a lot of time helping to motivate Swiss youth entrepreneurship. He supports startups both financially and as a mentor. He earned an MBA from the University of Rochester New York. He earned an Executive MBA from the University of Bern.
What is the Swiss Startup Factory
The Swiss Startup Factory is an Accelerator program that helps entrepreneurs realizes their dreams come true, by putting business ideas to the test to determine their chances for success. Participants develop a customized playbook that lays out the business strategy of their particular idea They learn how to take the steps required to reach business success with their projects. The boot camp finishes in a Pitch Night, where participants present their idea, with a story-line, design and strategy.
The program team’s participants up with selected advisory teams to serve as mentors. The mentors are veterans from a variety of businesses and industries who have experienced business success. The mentors work beside you and provide ongoing support as you build your idea into a true business.
The most beneficial aspect of the Accelerator program is the connections and network of people you will be connected with. The people who have completed this program, remain in touch with their peers, mentors and investors long after it ends.
Cooperation With CTI Invest
In January, 2016 CTI Invest and Swiss Startup Factory started a cooperation to push the development of the Start Up arena. The two companies have launched a website with Podcasts of successful Swiss Start Ups. Swiss Startup Factory will provide assistance to CTI Invest by helping set up events and training. These will start during 2016.