Mike Baur cofounded and manages the Swiss Start Up Factory with his partners. An entrepreneur and Swiss businessman, Mike was a banker for over two decades, associating with the Clariden and UBS banks. He left banking and began to invest in startup companies in 2014, after which he co-founded Swiss Start Up Factory with his partners, Oliver Walze and Max Meister. Bauer was profiled by the Wall Street Journal in December 2016, recounting his rise from a successful Swiss banker up to his successful entrepreneurial career in startup investments.
Their program serves as an incubator for Swiss entrepreneurs by providing training and mentor services for them. These young companies benefit from access to rent-free offices in Switzerland’s largest city, with three months’ worth of assistance.
It is at Swiss Start Up Factory that startup owners learn to market both their products and services globally, and to refine and implement pioneering technology ideas. They have the opportunity to network with fellow tech entrepreneurs about how to obtain funding from investors. Swiss Start Up Factory helps to expedite their startup process in order to increase the likelihood of inventions entering the market at opportune times.Swiss Startup Factory is the top independent early stage accelerator for startups in Switzerland.
Swiss Start Up Factory encourages its young entrepreneur clients to enter pitching contests. Baur participated on the jury at the University of St. Gallen at their START Summiteer. This event gives the founders of thirty new enterprises the opportunity to speak to the public about their products, plans, and business models. Only firms with less than $1 million in funding are allowed to participate.
The most outstanding companies generally attract substantial investments. Mike Baur’s participation in the event helped to promote Swiss Start Up Factory as a respected and famous business incubator.
One of the most distinguishing factors of Swiss Start Up Factory from most incubators is its independence from any other political organizations or business, enabling it to act without the risk of facing conflicts of interest or independence. The significant investment of its co-founders in the business incubator and its enterprises also provides a major incentive for the organization to succeed.
. Mike Bauer is primarily responsible for the financing and fund raising at Swiss Start UP Factory. He initially built a base of loyal customers for the oompany, client entrepreneurs who became successful in their own business and made profitable investments. A top priority of the company is to fulfill the needs of its clients is to provide personalized attention to their needs.