Mike Baur Partners with Fusion
Two European accelerators, Fusion and Swiss Start Up Factory, have joined forces to help local tech start ups. They will collaborate on numerous projects that will surely benefit the start ups in the area. Start up pre selection process and acceleration, university cooperation, joint events, and shared office space are just some of the benefits of this new dynamic partnership.
This partnership will hopefully build a closer relationship between the French and German Swiss companies. Each company is unique but compliment each other in their end goal of helping start ups. Guillaume Dubray, founder of Fusion, feels that Switzerland is at the center for tech start up innovation and has conditions that will help start ups do well. Mike Baur feels like this partnership will help bridge the language gap between these two companies. He feels that they both have resources that can benefit start ups, and their work together will help these companies in an unprecedented way. Both companies want start ups to flourish in the booming fintech market.
To help companies, they will work together to pool resources and mentors. They will hold events and workshops together and work towards helping start ups in the area. They will even have mentor exchange networks and other resource sharing to ensure the start ups get the best possible outcome. Fusion is a company that integrates Switzerland’s position as a financial center and a fintech center. This company hosts start ups from all over the world.
Swiss Start Up Factory, started in 2014, is looking mainly for up and coming digital entrepreneurs. They have a three month program to help start ups from pre concept stage to finish. The services they provide are financing, coaching, mentoring, and other start up building services. They also host local and global start ups. Once a start up is finished their program, they should be self-sustaining. They usually debut on a special day.
Mike Baur is a co-founder and managing partner for the Swiss Start Up Factory. He is responsible for the company’s financing and capital raising. Baur has over 20 years experience in the Banking industry.