New businesses account for a significant percentage of the jobs created in Switzerland each year. They also play a major role in the growth of the country’s economy. That’s why Mike Baur and his business incubator Swiss Start-Up Factory have been such a big hit. Baur, co-founders Max Meister and Oliver Walzer, and the rest of the SSUF team, are credited with running one of Switzerland’s top business preparedness systems. Michael Hartweg, founder of the derivatives specialist company Leonteq, has also joined SSUF as an investor and business coach.
Swiss Start Up Factory runs a series of 3 month training programs designed to prepare start-ups run by young people to succeed. The company provides financial support, business connections, and training in finance, management, marketing, and all the skills necessary to succeed. They have assisted numerous companies run by young men and women to establish themselves and gain a foothold in the Swiss and international marketplace. They’re responsible for the emergence of a number of young entrepreneurs and their digital technology companies.
Mike Baur made his name and his fortune in the banking industry at a very young age. The former banker with Clariden and Sallfort now evaluates and assists fledgling companies and links them to potential investors and customers. The results have been nothing short of remarkable. With the help of Hartweg and the SSUF team, Baur is helping to create a new generation of fintech companies in Switzerland by supporting them and helping to guide their development. Swiss Start Up Factory is even working wit Fusion, a Geneva-based fintech accelerator, to help as many young entrepreneurs as possible.
After a 20 year career in the Swiss banking industry, Mike Baur is the ideal person to connect with young, impressionable, striving entrepreneurs. Baur’s expertise in finance and fundraising is legendary. He’s helped to give the Geneva-based SSUF the financial strength, banking connections, and access to investors young companies need to grow. SSUF also provides the startups with exciting opportunities, mentoring, support services, and even office space in key locations in Zurich. The company also helps the start-ups to network with key decision makers and businesses around the globe.
Since its founding in 2014, SSUF has taken ambitious individuals with innovative ideas and a willingness to work hard and provided them with free accounting services, legal advice, and direction for the proper execution of their ideas. The results have been awesome.