In a world where job security and job satisfaction continues to be a long shot, entrepreneurship is the only hope that young people can pursue. Unfortunately, transforming ideas into businesses is not a walk in the park. There is nothing simple about it, and one must work himself off to make it happen.
Luckily, you will encounter a few friends on your way to success. Mike is one of these friends. With his startup accelerator program under his company, the Swiss Start-Up Factory, you can be sure to thoroughly brainstorm your ideas, refine them to the required level, and get a boost to pursue them. These are just what you need when you have an idea. As most entrepreneurs notice, not every idea is worth pursuing, however promising it is. There are ideas for the future and ideas of today. Mike and his team help you separate the wheat from the chaff.
Mike was a banking analyst, a job he loved and cherished. For over 20 years, he harbored the dreams of venturing in entrepreneurship. He knew that that was not going to be an easy task. When he decided to quit his job and pursue his dream, he had no idea of the challenge that lay ahead. Having encountered so many challenges before his successful venture, he realized that the gap in entrepreneurship support was a business idea itself.
He could not do it alone, so he joined hands with Oliver Walzer and Max Meister. Together, they created a formidable team that is taking Swiss Start-Up Factory to unprecedented heights. Their first success was their deal with CTI Invest, then Fintech Fusion, among other stakeholders.
They currently host 3-month accelerator programs for future entrepreneurs. With this program, every student is drilled thoroughly on everything regarding startups. They are taken through the business management, functional leadership and team building, legal processes, accounting, and many other areas. More importantly, they are taken through idea development and execution.
Good ideas get financing and support. Such resources are required to take ideas to the next level. Under Baur’s management, the company has collaborated with many partner organizations including universities, venture capitalists, and legal firms, among others to develop various programs. They have hosted innovation challenges in universities, held entrepreneurship summits, and organized seminars and training, among other programs.
Mike Baur is an MBA holder from the University of Bern and is the CEO of the Swiss Start-Up Factory. Under his wise leadership, the company has transitioned effectively from a startup itself to a business that entrepreneurs can rely on for support.