After spending twenty years in the Swiss Private Banking industry, Mike Baur made his entrepreneurial debut less than three years ago in 2014 as co-founder of the Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF). The SSUF is now the No 1 privately financed, independent ICT startup accelerator in Switzerland. Even as the CEO of SSF, and co-founder/CEO of Swiss Startup Association, Baur still finds time to encourage Swiss youth in entrepreneurship as well as mentoring several Swiss Startups.
Based in Zurich, the SSF provides digital entrepreneurs with career building opportunities through a solid network that spans the globe. SSF offers a twelve week accelerator program which includes mentoring, coaching, office space to get started in as well as invaluable access to an entrepreneurial network that helps turn ideas into successful business ventures. Mike Baur has taken an MBA from University of Rochester in New York and an Executive MBA from University of Berne and put them to wise use in the world of business and being a genuine help to others.
Many a business with truly good ideas or products never see success because they lack what Mike Baur and the SSF can provide. Baur is glad to use his experience and knowledge to help fledgling entrepreneurs find solid footing in the business world and is understandably proud of the SSF’s mission to help them succeed.
Baur has partnered the SSF with several noteworthy companies in an effort to gain more funding for startup companies. There are quite a few private citizens and other businesses in the world that have what it takes to provide funding and guidance for new entrepreneurial ventures but Mike Baur doesn’t just think about it, he does it. Right now, there is a young mind somewhere in the world with an idea that could change all our futures for the better, and Baur’s personal mission is to see to that no good idea goes to waste through lack of opportunity and development.