How Mike Blair Nurtures entrepreneurial skills

Mike Baur is the co-founder and CEO of Swiss Startup Factory. He is an entrepreneur who has supported many startups in Switzerland financially and as a mentor. Baur is in charge of fundraising and financing rounds at Swiss Startup Factory.

In order to form Swiss Factory, Mr. Baur quit his career as a Banker at Clariden and Sallfort Privatbank, Ga. The move enabled him to pursue his passion of helping new companies take off.

In 2014, Baur made the decision to commit himself fully to entrepreneurship where he founded the Swiss Startup Factory alongside other two partners. The factory is the leading independent and privately financed ICT Startup Accelerator in Switzerland.

Educational Background
Mike Baur holds an MBA from University of Rochester, New York. He also holds an executive MBA from University of Bern.

Swiss Startup Company
The startup accelerator is based in Zurich, Switzerland. The company is an independent, privately funded ICT Startup Accelerator. The primary idea behind the startup company is to help startup firms to succeed. The factory supports startup companies with resources and ideas that will see them prosper.

Swiss Startup provides talented young entrepreneurs in Switzerland with financial assistance and helps them connect with mentors. It guides the youths through dedicated, and business-driven processes that have milestones set based on their purpose.

Accelerator program
SSUF launched a three-month accelerator program that offers unique entrepreneurial assistance through coaching, financing, and mentoring. The idea is to help youths achieve their ambitious entrepreneurial goals.

Entrepreneurs must apply to be enrolled in the Startup accelerator program. After applying, one must be selected to become a participant of the program. After three months in the accelerator program, the participants are ready for demo day. This is where startups showcase the knowledge gained from the accelerator program.

The Swiss Start-up Factory specialists
Baur has established a wide network by attractig strategic partners to Swiss Startup Factory. For instance, Michael Hartweg, one of Leonteq’s founders, decided to join Mike Baur’s Swiss Startup Factory as an investor and advisor. His roles include evaluating and coaching young companies' founders on ways to establish their start up businesses.

Remaining focused on the changing business environment, Mike Baur maintains that technology is a necessary tool for business. Subsequently, he regards technological advancement as his primary focus. He believes in mentoring and sharing his experience to starters in a bid to help them add value in the economy.