What motivates entrepreneurs to become so successful? How many times do they fail before finally achieving success? How do they eventually come up with such great ideas to launch their business and build their fortunes? How can I emulate these entrepreneurs, build on their experiences, and use them as a model for my success?
These are questions that you have no doubt pondered but for which you thought there were no clear answers. The Swiss Start-Up Factory, led by its visionary founding partner Mike Baur, seeks to answer these very questions. The goal of the Swiss Start-Up factory is to make the entrepreneurial experience real life, down to earth, and understandable to everyone. The aspiring entrepreneur can then view these success stories not as disparate odysseys to incidental achievement, but as inspired, disciplined and goal oriented processes, if varied in genre and scope. These experiences can now be a template for success, not just an awe-inspiring fantasy that is detached from any practical application, to the budding entrepreneur.
Mike Baur created the Swiss Start-Up Factory in 2014. Through his extensive business experience and intensive networking efforts, Baur identifies entrepreneurs with strong potential and matches them with exciting opportunities. The Factory’s “accelerator”, which Baur designed, is a three month long program for startups to receive mentoring, networking opportunities, and free office space to get their businesses off the ground.
Mike a special affinity for youth and the amazing potential of the entrepreneurial spirit that lies within them. Filled with brilliant ideas and exciting innovations, what they often lack is a guide to bring their fantastic ideas to reality and business plans to fruition. During accelerator programs, Mike and his team enable aspiring young entrepreneurs to test the waters and help determine if their innovations have business potential. These youth are then often provided with the confidence to move forward and launch their idea or product.
Mike Baur’s incredible work has inspired hundreds of young people involved in digital technology, social media, inline publishing, and many other fields. Many of these would not have realized their dreams without the guidance, support, and encouragement offered by the Swiss Start-Up Factory. And building on Mike’s paradigm, their success will likely be a catalyst for the next generation of innovative entrepreneurs.