Mike Baur’s Biography
Mr. Mike Baur’s home is Fribourg in Switzerland. As a young man, he was fascinated with Finance and Banking, and therefore his early interest made his passion as his profession. Mike spent over nineteen years in Swiss private banking. During that time, he climbed the ladder of success from being a commercial apprentice at UBS as an executive board member of a large Swiss Private Bank.
At the age of 39, Mr. Mike, together with his two partners founded the Swiss Start-up factory which is currently the number one solely financed information and communications technology Startup Accelerator companies in Switzerland. Mike Baur’s has over time invested a lot of time in the Swiss youth entrepreneurship and as well as supporting various Swiss startups both as a mentor and financially. Mr. Baur’s is an MBA graduate from the University of Rochester in New York as well as an Executive MBA from the University of Bern.
ABOUT SWISS STARTUP FACTORY
In the year 2014, the company was born with their mission being to take startups from infancy and convert them into international enterprises that disrupt the existing products, business models and norms. The Swiss Start-Up Factory is a Zurich-based accelerator, and they are in search for thriving digital entrepreneurs. They do this by running a three month long Startup accelerator program in which the company provides a platform for a range of services that are not limited to, coaching, financing, office space in the heart of Zurich, an extensive entrepreneurial network and mentoring.
Joining of Forces between Swiss startup factory and Fusion
On 29 February 2016, the Zurich-based accelerator Swiss Start-Up Factory and the Geneva-based Fintech accelerator Fusion partnered in the effort to collaborate on the startup acceleration, startup pre-selection process, cooperation with universities, joint events, shared office space for startups and mentor network exchange.
Swiss Start-Up Factory and Fusion commenced their close collaboration to grow a unique bridge between the Swiss German parts of Switzerland and the French. The two independent accelerators complement each other in their set up and goal orientation. The accelerators assist startup companies from infant stage ideas to prototyping so that they can confidently hand over, go to beta testing and finally market entry. The main reason for the partnership of these companies is Fintech and other ICT topics as well.