Mike Baur is the founding partner of Swiss Start-up Factory AG. He served in the Swiss banking sector for over 20 years. Mike is popular for coming up with the idea of fundraising and financing rounds at Swiss Start-up Factory. He is an entrepreneur and popular businessman.
Swiss Start-up Factory
The factory is based in Zurich and was launched in 2014. It looks for digital entrepreneurs with great minds. They must be doing well in entrepreneurship, then they provide them with exciting opportunities. They provide openings to entrepreneurs because they have a good network in Switzerland and other places around the world.
The factory runs an accelerator program that lasts for three months. During the program, they offer a unique platform for services including mentorship, office space in Zurich, training and entrepreneurial network to help digital entrepreneurs attain their ambitious objectives.
New partnership with CTI Invest
The managing director of CTI Invest made various vital announcements during the previous Swiss Venture Day that took place in December 2015. The popular financing platform for innovative ventures will partner with Swiss Startup Factory. The partnership will foresee the organization of events and coaching start-ups. The two agencies have already unveiled a site with video clips of Swiss start-ups and Podcasts.
The partnership aims at developing the Swiss Startup ecosystem. Jean-Pierre, who is the managing direct at CTI Invest, will be the managing partner of the factory as from 1st of January 2016. The organizations will partner in diverse fields. Swiss Factory will assist CTI Invest to co-organize events such as Swiss Startup day as well as coaching entrepreneurs under Swiss Startup Training.
There will be changes in the format for Swiss Venture day. Events in Zurich and Lausanne will have simultaneous tracks. The two tracks include one for life sciences and the other for Information Technology. Another option for venture day in Basel is the pure life sciences. Other Swiss Venture days will happen in St. Gallen and Ticino.
Note that the startup day extends by half a day this year. The partnership between the two organizations brings new people and a new offering. A lot is expected to change after the partnership.
CTI Invest has over 100 investor members. It has been supporting the private association for over ten years. CTI Invest has printed a report with this conclusion, “CTI Invest is an essential actor of the Swiss Startup Ecosystem. The financing platform is responsible for the organization of events like Networking events, Swiss Venture day and educational events also known as Angel day.