The Swiss Startup Factory, which was established in 2014 by founding partners Oliver Walzer, Mike Baur and Max Meister, is a leading startup incubator based in Zurich. The company has been working with thriving digital entrepreneurs and has been providing startups with valuable information and technical support that has allowed many dreams to grow into reality. Along with other resources, the company offers a three-month accelerator program, which offers a viable platform with services, mentoring and coaching. There is also an entrepreneurial network that has been benefiting ambitious entrepreneurs who are looking for a ground to launch their ideas.
Through the acceleration program, the Swiss Startup Factory selects the most talented startups and offers three months incubation, which is usually reserved twice every year. The program entails building, measuring and learning about business commodities and how to maneuver the market. It also imparts skills to the talented individuals to help them structure their ideas in a more relevant manner that would suit the market. A demo day is created to help bring a real experience to the applicants and to acquaint them with what really happens in the real market.
Once the training and incubation is through, the Swiss Startup Factory releases the talented individuals, who become legal entities and execute what they have learned through the program. Additionally, every successful member to the program receives a 5-months post-acceleration support.
360° service platform
Swiss Startup Factory makes bold promises, which are achieved through their 360° service platform. The platform offers individual services that help to lift ideas from the ground through the A to Z acceleration program. The program brings a startup and its products to the market and offers information necessary to push a startup to growth and maturity.
Appreciating Mike Baur
Mike Baur is an experienced professional who has worked in the Swiss banking industry for more than 20 years. He is the brain behind the creation of the Swiss Startup Factory (raising funds and financing), which is helping startup entrepreneurs to get off the ground. Mike Baur launched Swiss Startup Factory in a bid to support entrepreneurs in the digital technologies industry. He has also invited renowned professionals in business like Hartweg, who will be responsible for coaching and overseeing the development of the startups. Mike is a University of Rochester graduate and he holds an MBA from the same institution. He also holds an executive MBA, which he earned from the University of Bern.