The Swiss Startup Factory, which is an idea brought to life by Mike Baur, is offering start-ups a perfect platform to nurture their ideas while learning about the dynamics of the industry. It is a platform that is designed for those looking for funding and support to nurture their ideas into businesses. Since the company was founded in 2014, more than 50 businesses have been nurtured and molded into successful and competitive businesses. The program is divided into sections each tackling a specific issue.
The pre-accelerator is a program that helps to identify extraordinary talent from Switzerland. To closely monitor and decide on the levels of quality ideal for selection, the Swiss Startup Factory invites professionals from leading academic institutions in the country to help in bench-marking and the review process meant to decide who can qualify for acceptance to the Swiss Start-up Factory.
The pre-accelerator services extend to professionally taught pitch training. The program also touches on marketing and accounting, which are essential areas that start-ups should never overlook. Most importantly, they are taken through the basics of product development and coaching to allow them understand the potential benefits and challenges they can get while running their businesses.
Wenger & Vieli Law Accelerator
The Wenger & Vieli Law Accelerator is a bridge to imparting knowledge about the laws that regulate several industries. The Swiss Startup Factory has partnered with Wenger and Vieli, a leading law firm in Switzerland to offer start-up entrepreneurs facts about business law and how they should approach certain issues while handling their business.
This knowledge is passed by leading attorneys who have experience in business law like Christian Wenger, a Private Equity Specialist and Venture Capital attorney. Wenger supports start-ups by helping them to understand the legal aspect of the industry.
About Mike Baur
Mike Baur, born and raised in Fribourg, Switzerland, is an enthusiastic entrepreneur and venture capitalist with a strong background in Finance and Banking. His passion for business started at teenage and he vowed to pursue a career that would see him work as a banker. Later, his dream actualized and he worked in the Swiss banking industry for almost 20 years before exiting to venture into business.
In 2014, Mike Baur established the Swiss Startup Factory, the biggest independent private ICT start-up Accelerator. His educational background is one of the pillars that have helped to push him through his career. He is a University of Rochester alumnus and he graduated with an MBA.