Mike Baur is a Swiss-based businessman and entrepreneur. Currently, he serves as managing partner of Swiss Startup Factory. Baur has over 20 years of experience working in the banking. He worked at UBS before leaving for Clariden Leu. In 2014, Mike teamed up with Oliver Walzer and Max Meister to form Swiss Startup Factory. Besides, Baur served as a jury member of START Summiteer, a startup training contest held in the University of St Gallen. Swiss Startup Factory is the leading independently financed ICT startup accelerator in Switzerland. Through Swiss Startup Factory, Mike invests time and resources to Swiss youth entrepreneurship as well as supporting Swiss Startups financially. He holds a MBA from Rochester University as well as an Executive MBA from the University of Bern.
Swiss Startup Factory partners with CTI Invest
As of January 1st, 2016, the Swiss leading independently financed ICT accelerator, Swiss Startup Factory will start a close cooperation with the leading financing platform for startups, CTI invest. The partnership is geared towards developing the Swiss Startup Ecosystem.
Mike Baur, managing partner of Swiss Startup Factory will serve as deputy managing director of CTI Invest. As a strategy to strengthen the relationship between the two startup accelerators, Jeane-Pierre Vuilleumier, the chief executive officer of CTI Invest will serve as managing partner of Swiss Startup Factory. The two organizations will collaborate in different initiatives such as co-organizing events, and training Swiss startups. Apparently, they have launched a website with videos and podcasts of Swiss Startups. As both CTI Invest and Swiss Startup Factory are lean facilitators, the partnership will incorporate the lean concept.
CTI Invest is responsible for co-organizing events such as Demo Days for Swiss Startup Factory. It will also support the project by mentoring and coaching Swiss startups.
About Swiss Startup Factory
Founded in 2014, the Swiss Startup Factory is the leading independently financed ICT accelerator based in Zurich, Switzerland. It looks forward to financing and mentoring thriving digital entrepreneurs in Switzerland. The firm runs a three-month-long accelerator program with a broad spectrum of services such as office space in Zurich, coaching, financing, and mentoring. Through Swiss Startup Factory, Swiss startups access an extended entrepreneurial network throughout Switzerland.
About CTI Invest
CTI Invest is the Swiss leading financing platform for startups. Currently, CTI Invest has over 100 members. It specializes in organizing networking events, educational events, and match-making events such as Swiss Venture Day. CTI Invest has been instrumental in the development of the Swiss startup ecosystem.