Why Swiss Startup Factory has the best leader Mike BaurOctober 18, 2016 - Author: steph - No Comments
One thing that stands out with Mike Baur is his passion with banking and finance. It was this passion that led him to this profession at a very young age. Mike today has an MBA from the University of Rochester New York and an Executive MBA he received from Bern University. Mike spent most of his early 20 year in the Swiss private banking industry. This gave way for him to grow from a simple commercial apprentice at UBS and become one of the executive board members in a private bank in Swiss.
In 2014, Mike founded the Swiss Startup factory. The marked the start of his journey as an entrepreneur. The company has since then grown to become a leading private financed and independent ICT accelerator. The Zurich-based firm was founded to give a platform that offers entrepreneurial support to digital startup business. The company mainly runs an accelerator program that goes for three months. Through the program, Mike Baur has availed services to beginner entrepreneurs such as mentoring, coaching and entrepreneurial connections. The company has gone its way to provide office space to new businesses.
Success of the Swiss Startup Factory is highly attributed to its collaboration with the Fusion Company. The agreement was based on a mutual understanding to establish an outstanding relationship between the French and the German parts of Switzerland. Both accelerator networks work with similar strategies. They all help startups transform their ideas to prototypes that can be implemented in the market. Many startups have been able to smoothly kick off production after the accelerator of the program.
Founders of the organization credit their success to their huge network of entrepreneurs and those that may be advisors and potential customers. The three month training period has had startups work with the best advisors, mentors and even have an office space at a prime location in Zurich. Several business startups have highly benefited with the program.
The main concept of the factor is to build a network of entrepreneurs that will make a huge support to the business world. Major contribution is by giving startups top priority when it comes to foundation of their business. Advising, counsel and coaching that goes with the program is highly critical for business startups that want to be a success. Mike Baur believes that the whole program is geared to giving startups everything they need to be a success.