What Mike Baur Plans to Do with Swiss Startup Factory
Chances are you’ve been reading about the Swiss Startup Factory because you are an entrepreneur and you’re curious. You may be aware that Mike Baur, the co-founder of SSF is forging ahead with this endeavor because he is more passionate about helping the young entrepreneur get started. Baur has more than 20 years’ experience in the banking industry which has given him the insight he needs to help startups get off the ground with their finances as well as to help them hone their long-term vision.
The Swiss Startup Factory was founded just a few years ago in 2014 ,and since that time it has become the foundation for which young entrepreneurs get their start. This Zurich-based organization is helping startups get the counsel they need to get started, as well as their long-term vision to grow and gain momentum. Any startup needs fundraising to get moving, and Baur along with Hartweg can work together to make big things happen in Switzerland for these young businessmen and women that are anxious to strike out on their own.
Mike Baur and Hartweg credit the strength of their organization with their large network of entrepreneurs as well those that would be potential customers and advisors along the way. The accelerator program that is offered by Baur and Hartweg is for three months. This is like a three month training period, allowing entrepreneurs the opportunity to have access to the best mentors, advisors, and even prime office space in the heart of the city of Zurich. The core concept of the factory was to build a network of entrepreneurs that could make a sound contribution to the business world, by offering startups the cream of the crop when it comes to the financial foundation of their business. The advising is a vital part of any startup, and with wise counsel and coaching Baur believes that he has given entrepreneurs everything they need to get off to a great start.
Ambition is a great thing, but it’s not always enough to get a business started or to keep it running. The more sound advice a startup gets in the beginning, the more likely they are to have long-term success. Many entrepreneurs start up only with a wish that they might have a successful launch. They don’t always realize how competitive the marketplace is and what is needed in order to achieve real success.