The Swiss Start-Up Factory is an accelerator based in Zurich and established in 2014 in search of thriving digital entrepreneurs. Through their robust and widespread network both within Switzerland and around the entire world, the Swiss Start-Up Factory offers exciting opportunities to digital entrepreneurs from the very beginning. The Swiss Start-Up Factory runs a start-up accelerator program that takes three months. In this program, digital entrepreneurs are offered a one of a kind platform of services, advice, mentoring, office space in the central business district of Zurich, as well as an entrepreneurial network, all with the aim of enabling the achievement of whatever ambitious goals such entrepreneurs harbor. Michael Baur decided to give up the influential role he held at Leonteq about two years ago. He even went a step further and sold the stake he held in the derivatives specialist. Today, Mike Baur joins the many who like him dropped out of the everyday finance business, and by joining the Swiss Start-Up Factory (SSUF), he is now one of the investors in the fledgling fintech industry and one of the founding partners of AG, a Swiss Start-up Factory. When it comes to the Swiss banking industry Mike Baur is quite experienced, having been in this particular industry for about 20 years. As such, his responsibilities at AG include dealing with the company’s fundraising and financing rounds. He will also coach businesses and founders in the fintech business.
Selecting the Best
As a one-time banker at Clariden and Sallfort, Mike Baur founded his Swiss Start-Up Factory with the sole purpose of offering adequate support to the young entrepreneurs who specialize in digital technologies. According to SSUF, Mike Baur intends to invest in selective startups that are established and developed from within the factory. He plans to earmark the startups that bear a viable potential for investors so as to offer his evaluations as well as coaching services during development. Mike Baur’s Swiss Start-Up Factory plans to launch an accelerator program focused on fintech companies during the summer. As such Mike Baur’s company is currently working in collaboration with the fintech accelerator fusion based in Geneva. It is also quite notable that one of the founders of Leonteq has decided to join the Swiss Start-Up Factory founded by Mike Baur as an investor and adviser to companies in the hope that they will sufficiently establish themselves in the market.