Mike Baur is leading the way in digital technology by supporting young entrepreneurs and their Fintech startups. Baur founded the Swiss Startup Factory in 2014 as a way to work hand-in-hand with the most brilliant Fintech developers and invest in the market by supporting their startup companies with their accelerator program. Digital product entrepreneurs are invited to present their developments during the pre-selection process in order to receive consideration for their startup Accelerator Program and become apart of the Swiss Startup Factory corporation umbrella. The purpose of program is to carefully select the digital technologies while they are in the startup phase and launch them into a chain of highly respected and successful digital corporations.
As a former Clariden and Sallfort banker, Baur serves as the Founding Partner of the Startup Factory while performing as the appointed Deputy Managing Director of CTI Invest, one of the Factories’ partnering corporations. CTI Invest is a leader in innovative startup financing and will therefore compliment The Swiss Startup Factory’s mission. The two companies will join forces to organize events, collaborate on their internet presence and train the entrepreneurs behind the startups that, if selected, will be organized within the startup factory corporation business structure.
One of the events that the Swiss startup factory hosts is called the Startup Accelerator program. This three month long event provides invaluable service, coaching, mentorship, financing and product evaluation to the thriving entrepreneurs. Through collaborative partnerships, the factory serves as an well-rounded entrepreneurial network that startups can utilize in order to propel their digital development endeavors. The Factory even provides office space that the chosen entrepreneurs can utilize during their development while the Factory exhibits their talents to potential investors.
Mike Baur is not only one of the partnering founders of the Corporation, he also serves as an investor panel speaker for the WorldWebForum Next Generation Semester Closing. Through is speeches, Baur educates startup founders on the ins and outs of the Fintech industry while motivating them to challenge their own creatively in order to fulfill their concepts. Baur is skilled at identifying innovative concepts and molding them as they are guided through the rigorous establishment process and helping them to navigate the obstacles that hinder most of their competitors. He has worked diligently to invest in and advise owners of startup and has succeeded in launching several successful startups such as Strucked, Blinkers, Carhelper and Beaconsmind. Without Baurs’ leadership, partnerships and internal knowledge of the startup business sector, these and other companies would not have realized the accomplishments they have