The Swiss Startup Factory was founded by Mike Baur, Max Meister and Oliver Walzer in 2014. The company is a Zurich-based accelerator program searching for thriving digital entrepreneurs from all around the world. The company’s mission, as clearly stated on its website, is transforming small startups to successful global companies that go against the prevailing norms, business models and products. With a well-established network in Switzerland and other countries in the world, the company is able to provide the tools and services required by noble startups to make it in the highly competitive corporate world.
The company is famed for its three months accelerator program that provides special opportunities to aspiring entrepreneurs and promising startup businesses. Right in the heart of Zurich, promising entrepreneurs are provided a unique platform for a large office space, coaching, mentoring and an extensive entrepreneurial network to grow their businesses. The company also offers its clients unbiased advice on financial and accounting matters. They specialize in services such as invoice management, financial management, payroll management, bookkeeping, cash flow reports, tax and VAT reports, progress and financial health reviews. These services are customized into packages depending on specific customer’s needs.
The Swiss Startup company also specializes in the provision of ample co-working spaces with a driven atmosphere for the employees. The set-up of these open offices is designed so that workers are actively engaged in sharing ideas in a likeminded arena. Of course, this is made available at a fairly reasonable price and the open offices come with extra special features such as conference rooms, a welcome area, lunch room, in-house film studio, Nespresso bar, fitness room, storage area and free WI-FI access.
The co-founder, Mike Baur, comes from the Fribourg in Switzerland region, a place to which he is strongly connected. From a very tender age, he was highly fascinated with banking and finance, which explains why he turned his first passion into his profession. For over twenty years, Mike Baur accumulated knowledge and experience from the Swiss Private Banking that has made his entrepreneurial efforts a success.
It was in 2014 at the age of 39, together with two other co-founders, that Mike Baur came up with the Swiss Startup company. Currently, the company is the topmost independent and privately funded ICT startup accelerator in the whole of Switzerland.