Mike Baur is the Driving Force Behind the Swiss Start Up Factory

In 2014, the Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF) was begun with the driving force of Mike Baur as its founding partner. He has an amazing 20-years in Swiss banking that are responsible for his consummate expertise in his field. Mike is in charge of all of the financing rounds and fundraising at SSUF.

The goal of SSUF is the creation of global companies that rattle the predominant business models, products, and benchmarks. At the core of SSUF’s business model is a program that lasts three months and is responsible for providing office space, financing, mentoring, coaching, and other services, as well as providing great investor and entrepreneurial network access to early stage start-up companies.

  • As a Zurich-based accelerator, SSUF is always actively searching for digital entrepreneurs that are thriving. SSUF has been responsible for providing them with exciting opportunities via its robust network, not only in Switzerland but also worldwide. SSUV’s programs include:

    ~ 360º Services
    ~ Pre-Accelerator
    ~ Growth Accelerator
    ~ Wenger & Vielli Accelerator
    ~ Digital Business Strategy

    SSUF’s Pre-Accelerator Services include:
    – Coaching
    – Pitch training that is professionally taught
    – A market research team
    – Accounting/Marketing/IT Support
    – Product Development
    – Leading international startup ecosystems access

    The Growth Accelerator assists more mature startups with achieving their individual goals by identifying growth barriers, as well as customizing a service package designed for fitting the unique needs of the startup. This includes, but is not limited to the following:

    – Finance access via both external and internal sources
    – Management, coaching expertise and leadership
    – Business development

    The Wenger & Vieli Accelerator provides startups with free legal advice on subjects that include:
    – Incorporation
    – Financing
    – Incentivizing employees
    – Exit strategies

    All companies need to be adaptable regarding digitalization impacts. In fact, of 500 Swiss companies, 72 percent are under the assumption that further importance can be gained from digital transformation. In order to adapt to an ever-expanding digital world, organizations must internalize their transformation and digital trends in their products, services, and overall business processes. SSUF’s digital business strategy program assists startups with these endeavors, including:

    The Analyser, which is an analysis and validation toolbox
    The Transformer, which works by transforming business ideas into prototypes and digital business models
    The Challenger, which challenges the business models

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