Business is global. Start-up business needs to compete in a global marketplace. Competing in a global marketplace takes a certain kind of smarts and determination to break out of the pack of competitors. Mike Baur understands this need. His vision is to help start-ups break the barriers that are holding them back from competing with the global marketplace.
Baur has worked for over 20 years in the Swiss financial market and has a clear understanding of what it takes to start a business from the ground up. He works tirelessly with Swiss youth entrepreneurs and mentors Swiss start-ups.
When he founded the Swiss Start Up Factory with his partners Max Meister and Oliver Walzer in 2014, the basic premise was the promotion and support of Switzerland’s start-ups.
In order to compete in a global marketplace small businesses needed to understand the drivers and distracters that made them competitive. The team at Swiss Start Up Factory realized that they needed to run an accelerator program that would be the gold standard for all other accelerator programs out there. This meant that businesses needed to have the necessary tools and resources to succeed in their perspective businesses.
By providing a robust investor and mentoring program, would-be entrepreneurs could gain the necessary knowledge to compete in the global marketplace. They would also gain perspective of what it takes to successfully run a business in today’s global marketplace through an intense three month accelerator program. Young people especially would benefit from this intense hands-on program.
Baur believes that young people really need to work hard to realize their dreams. He also believes that Switzerland needs to more powerful with their ecosystem. “You have to live your passion” is Baur’s motto and what he lives everyday. His hope is to encourage the next generation of Swiss entrepreneurs to give back to their communities and grow the Swiss economy.
The Swiss Start Up Factory’s goals are to encourage and support Swiss young people to pursue their passion in their chosen business and work hard to achieve their business goals. The team provides information, support and necessary tools for individuals and start-up organizations. Customized service packages are available to start-ups for their particular industry and service.