Mike Baur and Swiss Startup Factory Continue to Impress
The Swiss are known for their precision and attention to detail and the experience with Mike Baur’s Swiss Startup Factory is in line with this stereotype. Baur is a former Swiss Banker and a present day digital entrepreneur. The Swiss Startup Factory is a partnership between Baur and two other partners. The Factory is privately held and is deemed the top accelerator in Switzerland. This early stage ICT Startup Accelerator is widely respected and always included in any list of the country’s top tech accelerators.
After his successful 20 year stint in investment banking, Baur turned his attention to the tech industry and what he thought was the lack of Swiss organizations that helped to foster advancement in the tech arena. In addition to the work that he has accomplished with the Swiss Startup Factory, Baur is the Co-Founder and Director of the Swiss Startup Association. Baur has an MBA from the University of Rochester in New York state and also earned an Executive MBA from the University of Berne.
In his role as Cofounder and Executive Chairman at the Swiss Startup Factory Baur is responsible for the financing rounds for the accelerator. He also handles the responsibilities associated with fundraising. The accelerator provides its projects with a three-month intensive program during which they provide funding as well as access to a large and significant network of investment and capital partners as well as other professionals. The accelerator also gives mentorship and a physical space for the early-stage startups to work. This program has proven extremely successful in the ensuing years since its inception in 2014.
Baur believes that Switzerland can make many important and impactful contributions to the world of tech through its many young entrepreneurs. By providing the services associated with this accelerator, the Swiss Startup Factory is raising the profile of Swiss entrepreneurs while also enabling early-stage startups to more quickly reach an impactful place where they can see their work take hold. By disrupting industries and business models that are outmoded, young tech entrepreneurs are paving the way to a bright future and Mike Baur and the Swiss Startup Factory are right there with them to help with their success.
From a decades-long career in investment banking to his role at the forefront of the Swiss technology industry, Mike Baur has his finger on the pulse of the next wave of successful entrepreneurs and future disruptors.