Mike Baur is one of the Swiss entrepreneurs who are known in the investment landscape for good reasons. He plays a bigger role in initiatives aimed to change how people view investment from the start. According to Baur, Switzerland is one of the fastest emerging economies set to shock the world in the next ten years. Baur stresses that it is very important for Switzerland entrepreneurs to come together and work as a unit towards a better future.
In an interview organized by Founderstories.com, Mike Baur acknowledges that there are a lot of companies that have the potential to become sensational. He pinpointed that such companies need to focus more on execution than innovation. He acknowledges that companies could be more successful if they can balance the two aspects.
Because of his desire to make an impact on Switzerland’s business landscape, Mike Baur quit his career as a banker to start a company known as Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF). The company looks for promising entrepreneurs and incubates them into well-molded entrepreneurs. The company also focuses on building more opportunities for individuals and startups through connections in Switzerland and around the globe.
The company runs its programs within a span of three months. Within this period, young entrepreneurs get the chance to interact with successful businessmen assembled from different parts of the world. The system also provides a platform that allows the prospective entrepreneurs get appropriate coaching and mentoring tailored specifically to their fields of interests. They are provided with incentives for services and office spaces to work in. Before the program ends, the attendees get to connect with other entrepreneurs to create more opportunities and work their way to the top of the business ladder. The company recently merged with Fintech Accelerator Fusion to create a stronger brand presence in both Zurich and Geneva. The two will collaborate on a number of operation channels including startup acceleration, pre-selections and mentor exchange networks.
More about Mike Baur
Mike Baur was born in Fribourg, Switzerland to strict parents who only wanted a bright future for their child. Baur’s entrepreneurship skills began to surface at a young age. He was always interested in banking and finance. As a result, he joined the banking sector after college. His hard work and innovative mind helped him rise through the ranks. He even became an executive board member at the Swiss Private Bank. He is a graduate of Rochester University with a MBA.