Swiss Startup Factory Continues to Thrive Under Mike Baur’s Leadership

August 31, 2017

About Mike Baur


Mike Baur is a former finance professional and entrepreneur. He is the current Managing Partner of the Swiss Startup Factory, a leading Swiss ICT startup accelerator founded in 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. It offers capital funding to thriving digital entrepreneurs in Switzerland. Besides working capital, SSUF provides business incubation services. Its core business is to create an enabling environment to allow youth to gain access to essential mentorship from experienced professionals.


Having spent over 20 years in the Swiss banking sector, Mike Baur is deeply knowledgeable about the subject of finance and banking. He is passionate about helping young digital entrepreneurs in Switzerland secure capital and is responsible for fundraising and financing at SSUF. Besides, he is the Director of Swiss Startup Invest, a premier venture capital firm in Switzerland. Mike Baur’s Swiss Startup Factory runs a three-month accelerator program to allows entrepreneurs in Switzerland access ready to go working spaces, build broad entrepreneurial horizons, and mentorship. The firm also offers business support services such as payroll management, accounting, financial review, and receivable and billing. SSUF helps aspiring entrepreneurs to focus their efforts on creating stellar products to impact the society and their bottom line positively.


Mike Baur uses the Swiss Startup Factory to help aspiring entrepreneurs negotiate strategic partnerships with investors. That guarantees the Swiss startups success in the global marketplace. Besides Swiss Startup Invest, SSUF has teamed up with ETH Entrepreneur Club, an initiative aimed at fostering entrepreneurship, and Fintech Fusion, an ICT and finance accelerator in Switzerland. Mike Baur invests more than capital into Swiss start-up efforts. He trains and mentors the youth to help startups achieve their ambitious objectives. Mike Baur boasts of his in-depth understanding of the world of technology. He leverages his knowledge in global technology space to help start-ups analyze and present their ideas comprehensively. That allows young digital entrepreneurs to model their small companies into globally recognized brands.


Mike Baur devotes to establishing a strong foundation for young digital entrepreneurs in Switzerland. Mike Baur has invested in Struckd, Avaneo, Diplomero, and Aveneo through the Swiss Startup Factory. Mike Baur holds an Executive MBA as well as an MBA from the University of Rochester and Bern University respectively. He took part in the START Summiteer, a pitching forum held at the University of St. Gallen to help Swiss startups find suitable investors.


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