Mike Baur is a Swiss-based businessman. He is the co-founder of Swiss Startup Factory. He has worked in the banking industry for over 20 years. For a businessperson to scale the heights of success, one must be willing to venture out and implement ideas. Baur resigned from his banking job and ventured out by investing in other startup companies. It was later that he and like-minded entrepreneurs came together and founded Swiss Startup Factory in 2014. During the committee leading to the startup of the institution, Bauer acted as a jury. In early January 2016, he was named the deputy managing director of CTI. The naming followed after Swiss Startup Factory partnered with CTI. In December 2016, Baur’s early career from Swiss banking to entrepreneurship was profiled by the Wall Street Journal.
The Swiss Startup Factory is a company that seeks to take startup businesses and converts them into international companies. It also aims at making the companies penetrate the existing market by adopting business models that go beyond the universal norms and have products that can sustain them in the market. Swiss Startup Factory employs an accelerator program that is the global gold standard for all other programs to be used. Secondly, the company aims at having the ability to provide all the necessary requirements that startups business’s needs.
The Swiss Startup Factory has its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Besides Mike Baur, the enterprise was co-founded by two other entrepreneurs, Max Meister who is a lecturer in entrepreneurship and Oliver Walzer, an application architect. The company has partnered with Gold Bach Group and AMAG that enables them to deliver their services when required.
Under the three months accelerator program, the company provides startups with financing services, office space, mentoring and an extensive entrepreneurial network. The enterprise also provides co- working spaces at affordable prices for desks and conference halls. The co- working spaces features lunch rooms, in- house film studio, free Wi-Fi, gym, and storage areas. Most importantly, they offer what every small business needs, accounting, and financial advice. Under this category, they offer bookkeeping services, payment management, invoice and financial statement keeping. Additionally, they ensure that the tax reports are up to date. Swiss Startup Factory also updates the entrepreneurs on the current progress of the startups. However, they offer custom offer packages designed for each and every startup situation. Under Mike Baur, Swiss Startup Factory has been able to launch several startups that include Blinkers.