About Mike Baur
Mike Baur is the co-founder and Managing Partner at Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF). He was a former banker at Clariden and Sallfort. He founded SSUF with an aim of supporting young entrepreneurs wishing to invest in the digital technology industry. He has about 20 years of experience in Swiss banking industry. He is currently accorded with duties of fundraising and financing rounds at the Swiss Startup factory.
Swiss Startup Factory
Swiss Startup Factory is based in Zurich. It was founded in 2014 as a platform that would offer entrepreneurial support to digital entrepreneurs. It runs a three-month startup accelerator program. The program acts as an avenue through which young entrepreneurs can access services such as, coaching, mentoring, office space, and entrepreneurial connections that help them achieve their goals.
Collaboration between Fusion and Swiss Startup Factory
Fusion and Swiss Start-up factory formed a cooperation based on a mutual goal of establishing an outstanding relationship with the French and the Swiss German parts of Switzerland. Both accelerators work together in defining their goals and setting up their strategies. They help startups transform ideas into prototypes so that they can smoothly kick off production and step into the market.
Through the Swiss-Fusion association, the companies’ professionals join forces to help entrepreneurs through various startup processes. The services offered under the association include start-up acceleration, cooperation with higher learning institutions, mentor network exchange, joint events, and shared office space for startups.
CTI Invest and Swiss Startup Factory
Starting January 2016, CTI Invest and Swiss Startup Factory began a close cooperation to offer supplementary support to Swiss Startup training. To strengthen the relationship between the two organizations, Jean-Pierre joined the Swiss Start-up Factory as a Managing Partner. Similarly, Mike Baur was appointed deputy Managing Director of CTI Invest.
CTI Invest is a leading financing venture for Swiss Factory startups. Through the cooperation, the leading financing platform for innovative start-ups in Switzerland will collaborate with the Swiss Startup Factory. The two organizations will organize events and offer training for start-ups. The two firms launched a website and posted podcasts and videos of beneficiaries of the Swiss start-up program.
Swiss Start-Up training
Swiss Startup Factory will Support CTI Invest in organizing events and training startups through the Swiss Start-Up training program. The organizations work together in various fields. CTI Invest, on the other hand, will provide support for any selection, coaching of, or Demo Day for investors participating in the Swiss Startup Factory accelerator program.