Start-up life can be difficult, especially when young entrepreneurs move into harsh environments. It is, however, amazing how scores of Swiss choose to be entrepreneurs as the career enables them to realize their ideas and create services and products. Doing it by themselves can be hard, and there is a higher risk of making the wrong decisions. The independent accelerator in Switzerland, Swiss start-up factory is supporting such young people by providing a professional platform that guides these young entrepreneurs. Mike Baur, Max Meister, and Oliver Walzer established the company with a unique business-driven approach that was motivated by the strong conviction and passion for entrepreneurship. Launched in 2014, the privately owned corporation has earned high interest in rapid development and growth of startups due to private investments in startup teams.

The company offers the upcoming entrepreneurs a pool of experienced and highly skilled professional who provide one on one mentorship sessions and tools to test their ideas. They have partnered with universities that help in the provision of resources that assist startups in implementing their thoughts. With the changing business world, startups require to adapt the digital environment and ensure their business is always prepared for changes to enhance their competitiveness. The startup factory enables startups to strategize for the changes likely to occur and this way they become equipped with unique skills to help push their digital agendas. Baur has been a major contributor to the success of the company. With his experience in banking industry and his passion for business and entrepreneurship, he has enabled many young people to reach their dreams. In early 2016, Baur directed Swiss startup factory through its accelerator program with Gold back Group and partnership with Fintech Fusion.

About Mike Baur

The Swiss mogul and entrepreneur is the co-founder and a managing director of Swiss Startup Factory. He worked in the banking industry for more than twenty years, and he quit to start investing in startup companies before he co-founded Swiss Startup Factory in 2014. Having participated as a jury member at the START Summiteer and startup pitching contest at the University of St. Gallen, Baur was titled the assistant managing executive of CTI Invest that united with Swiss startup factory in January 2016. His profession from Swiss banking to entrepreneurship and startup funding was profiled in the Wall Street Journal in December 2016. He holds an MBA from University of Rochester New York and an executive MBA from the University of Berne.