Acceleration programs for young startups are now the rage in Switzerland, all because of Co-Founder Mike Baur and the Swiss Startup Factory. They have now joined forces with Fusion, another Fintech accelerator program. This amazing and intricate pre-selection process along with startup acceleration, networking, and mentoring is yielding big results for those entrepreneurs that need a hand up with starting their business. Baur and his partners know what it takes to get started, and all have a background in finance which makes the process easier for those who choose to participate with their teams in the acceleration program.
Baur and his other partners are all ex-bankers, and much of their experience in recent years has been with the fintech industry. The industry is growing and it’s great news for Baur and his partners that chose to invest in this new endeavor. While collaboration, an education in legal requirements is important there is another goal at stake. These men want to use the Fusion and Swiss Startup Factory to bring the French and German parts of Switzerland back together.
Each partner has their own goals and ideas about how their acceleration programs should work, yet they have been able to come together and collaborate and share ideas for the betterment of those entrepreneurs that have chosen to be involved. Michael Hartweg, one of Mike Baur’s most renowned partners has vast experience in derivatives, so he’s a big part of the pre-selection process as well as helping to mentor the team members on financial goals and how to maintain financial health throughout the launch of their business.
Every step of the journey has been evaluated and measured by Baur and his team in order to ensure that what they have to offer these entrepreneurs is nothing less than sound advice, and that it’s helpful in getting them to where they want to be as a business. The founder of Fusion, Guillame Dubray says that “Digital transformation is everywhere”, and this is why it’s their time to shine in the fintech industry. Switzerland has struggled for far too long in the area of collaboration, and that is because there are some language barriers in these respective areas. This is another goal of the meeting of the minds for Fusion as well as for the SSUF.
Both teams are excited and have a positive outlook regarding how this could potentially change how the Swiss do business as well as how they work together across the country. Mike Baur along with his team and the team of Guillame Dubray from Fusion have decided that they are going to focus on innovative platforms and driving teamwork from start to finish to foster a spirit of collaboration in how business is done in Switzerland.