Today, successfully starting up a company and and maintaining it for the future has become harder than ever, and many aspiring entrepreneurs who are trying to break into the industry have discovered this. In many cases, a large majority of people’s businesses fail within a few years because they do not have the necessary experience to keep things running smoothly. Despite the difficulty and competitiveness of the field, the right guidance and knowledge can take anyone to a successful level. This is where the Swiss Startup Factory comes in, providing expertise and management for new entrepreneurs to get started. The company launched in Zurich, Switzerland, back in 2014, with a mission of helping people create successful companies.
The company has a large network that operates internationally, which is how they offer opportunities to their clients right from the get go. They even have an accelerator program for their clients to take part in for coaching, services, and mentoring. Since first starting, the Swiss Startup Factory has built upon their entrepreneurial network extensively, which allows them to achieve their goals in helping others.
Mike Baur, Oliver Walzer, and Max Meister originally founded the Swiss Startup Factory, and have brought it a long way since first opening its doors. Mike Baur stands as the company’s current Chief Executive Officer and handles much of the financing and fundraising the goes on for the company.
Mike Baur grew up in Switzerland, in Fribourg specifically, where he still holds roots to this day. Mike got into finances at a young age, especially since he was so good at it, which spawned his interest for getting into banking and finances. This was a career and passion side by side, which is what anyone would hope for when it comes to work. Before getting started on his career, Mike attended New York’s University of Rochester, where he took Business Administration and earned his Master’s degree. After earned a BMA from Bern University, Mike went on to work in private banking for nearly 20 years, before the idea for the Swiss Startup Factory came about. Through his dedication and ambition, Mike managed to become an executive for one of the largest private banks residing in Switzerland. Today, under Mike’s direction, the Swiss Startup Factory is one of the best startup companies in Switzerland.