About Mike Baur
Mike Baur is the co-founder and managing partner at Zurich-based Swiss Startup Factory. Baur, a former banker at Sallfort and Clariden, has over 20 years experience in the Swiss banking sector. He is accountable for financing and fundraising rounds at SSUF. The main purpose of SSUF is to assist young entrepreneurs focusing on digital technologies. The Swiss Startup Factory offers thriving digital startups and sole proprietors wonderful opportunities via their rigid network in Switzerland plus around the world.
Mike Baur is fascinated with Swiss youth entrepreneurship, thus acts as both a mentor and financier to support different Swiss Startups. SSUP is the top autonomous and privately funded ICT newbie accelerator in Switzerland. Mike holds an Executive MBA from the University of Bern and an MBA from University of Rochester New York.
About The Swiss Start Up Factory
SSUF was established in 2014 with a mission to build worldwide companies that go beyond the current products, norms and business models. Its core business is to conduct a three-month program that offers early stage startups with services, financing, mentoring, office spaces, coaching and access to a huge investor and entrepreneurial network.
The co-working space entails a group of like-minded people whose connections are crucial for business development. The co-working space features a conference room, lunch room, welcome area, in-house film studio, fitness room, Nespresso bar, storage space and much more. Startups and sole proprietorship get expert advice in accounting and finance services in Switzerland. SSUF offers accounting and consulting services to startups such as bookkeeping, invoice management, payroll management, financial statement, tax & VAT reporting, cash flow reports and progress and financial health review. SSUF also offers free legal advice for startups through the Wenger & Vieli Accelerator.
SSUF 360 services include pre-accelerator, a growth accelerator, Wenger & Vieli accelerator, digital business strategy and association. The pre-accelerator services include professionally taught pitch training, coaching, a market research team, accounting/IT/marketing support and product development, and access to premier global startup ecosystems. The growth accelerator empowers grown startups attain their goals via services include access to finance, business development and leadership and management. SSUF helps in the development of digital business strategy where experts support startups in digital transformation processes. The digital business strategy involves customer needs analysis, goal definition, and staffing, and delivering the solution. Startups are able to analyze and create effective digital business models, and products & services.