Startup entrepreneurs are endangered species. The very idea of leaving one’s comfort zone and indulging in a field with the principle of uncertainty hanging on the neck is not a good bedfellow. The state of affairs implies the need for mentorship to these entrepreneurs. However, there has been a disconnect between finding a good mentor for many other could be waiting kindly for your hard earned money and a good business strategy. Realizing this gap, Mike Baur, a career banker, set out from the comfort of his job to start up a company by the name Swiss Start up Factory.
Mike Baur believes in the need to impact on the lives of many entrepreneurs, an inspiration which led him to leave his executive job as head of private banking in Sallfort Privatbank AG. He brought with him into entrepreneurship a long twenty years of managerial experience and the fact that he is a business person himself having founded other companies such as Think Reloaded AG, is a clear demonstration to startup entrepreneurs why they should enroll the services of Swiss Start Up Factory to enable them to succeed.
Swiss Start up Factory, which the alma mater of University Rochester, co-founded in 2014, is an epitome of success and is currently the leading and independent provider of startup guidance notwithstanding the fact that it is privately owned and financed. Mike studied masters of Business Administration at the university and later got an executive degree in the same field from the University of Bern.
Mike has been instrumental as the managing partner at Swiss Start up Factory setting in spearheading major mergers. He has also been successful in modeling many ICT start-ups with advice on the value chain, achieving next milestone and fund raising as well as creating products and services that are in line with the market trends. He has been applauded by the entrepreneurs his company has mentored as having a practical and resourceful impact especially in his approach to laying down the business model, advice on core competencies as well as resources. One area where he has been very keen on is helping entrepreneurs lay down the business level strategies that ensure they overcome the forces of competition and become profitable in the long run.
The 39 years old, who climbed the corporate ladder from commercial apprentice to head of private banking for a period of twenty years is an eloquent and gifted orator.