Mike Baur is a terrific investor and accomplished business executive hailing from Switzerland. He has unparalleled expertise in the banking industry, having worked for financial institutions such as Clariden Leu and UBS for the past 20 years. He transitioned from a banker to startup investor and developer. Baur joined hands with Oliver Walzer and Max Meister to unveil Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF) in 2014.
Role of Mike Baur in expanding SSUF
Mike Baur is a visionary entrepreneur, who always tries to develop new ways for growing SSUF. He has helped the company to merge with other firms and expand its portfolio. For instance, in December 2015, Baur oversaw a merger deal that saw SSUF join forces with CTI Invest, a premier financial company that offers financial support to new, creative startups.
Under Baur’s unswerving leadership, SSUF joined forces with Fusion, a firm that supports startups, in February 2016. The two companies have formulated a perfect strategy for promoting the growth of startups. They will also reach out to more entrepreneurial individuals and help them implement their ambitious plans.
Baur’s advice to ambitious, young investors
Baur advises young investors to commit their energy in actualizing their ideas. He says that ambition is an important virtue in business, but it is not enough. Baur encourages investors to focus on establishing connections with other successful entrepreneurs. He believes mentorship can assist ambitious entrepreneurs to triumph in the evolving corporate environment.
Mission and Vision of SSUF
SSUF’s mission involves taking new startups and transforming them into international companies that adopt unique business models and develop award-winning products and solutions. The company operates with double vision.
- To manage a startup accelerator program: This program will serve as the international gold standard for the many accelerator programs that exist.
- To avail all services that new and matured startups need for their growth through the 360° startup service.
Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF)
SSUF opened its doors in 2014, and since then it has been offering attractive growth opportunities through its extensive network in Switzerland and across the globe. SSUF operates an innovative three-month accelerator program through which the firm provides a collection of services, coaching, and office space positioned at the center of Zurich.