About Mike Baur
Mike Baur is a successful entrepreneur and the co-founder of the Swiss Startup Factory, an organization that builds and nurtures young digital entrepreneurs. Apart from being a managing partner at the Swiss Startup Factory, Mike Baur is the chairperson of the investor panel at the WORLDWEBFORUM, an organization created to empower the youth. The Swiss Start-up Factory offers startup courses for young entrepreneurs. Based in Zurich, the Swiss Startup Factory provides accelerator programs that provide financial support, training, mentoring, and office space for Swiss startups.
On February 29, 2016, Swiss Start-up Factory collaborated with Fintech Accelerator Fusion to hold a series of start-up business programs for young entrepreneurs. The two accelerator programs will work together on startup pre-selection processes, startup training, and collaboration with higher learning institutions, tutor system trade, multiparty programs, and public office space for Swiss startups. Swiss and Fusion collaborated to create a bridge between the French and the Swiss-German startups in Switzerland. The accelerators assisted the startups from initial phase to prototyping to ensure a smooth transition to beta testing and market penetration. Although the main reason for collaboration was Fintech, additional ICT topics were included. In joining forces, the accelerators partnered on the startup pre-selection process, acceleration, collaboration with universities, tutor network exchange, joint events, and public office space for startups.
According to Guillaume Dubray, the founder of Fintech Fusion, the innovative transformation is universal. Switzerland, the global leader in innovation, offers exceptional surroundings for potential and existing entrepreneurs to flourish. Startups have an extensive option of expansion programs, Startup Hubs, and training platforms. With the collaboration of Swiss Start-Up Factory, Fintech Fusion promotes teamwork between startups in Switzerland.
Fusion and Swiss Startup Factory partnership commence as of today to link French and the Swiss-German startups in Switzerland. Both independent accelerators complement each other in goal orientation and structural setup.
According to Mike Baur, the Co-founder, and Major Partner of Swiss Startup Factory, the linguistic differences and geographical barriers in Switzerland often reduces the strengths and resources of business. The Swiss and Fusion collaboration was the first to transcend the pre-existing barriers by bringing together the two independent start-ups from different linguistic and geographical regions.