Mike Baur is a renowned entrepreneur from Switzerland who has significantly been contributing to the business industry. In 2014, Baur along with other two entrepreneurs co-founded Swiss Start-up Factory (SSUF), and he serves as one of the management directors. His career specializes in banking and finance industry which is a passion he began when he was still young. It has now become his profession, and for about twenty years he has served many private banks in Switzerland where he accelerated to executive positions.
The three partners have worked hard for the company to be among the top private and independent organizations providing mentorship services in Switzerland. The primary focus of the company is on nurturing young people through their business ideas. They have developed a Professional Mentorship Platform which is a program aimed at guiding and encouraging teens who want to become entrepreneurs. Swiss Start-Up Factory has dedicated most of their time to ensure that the dreams of the young entrepreneurs do not remain a dream in the future. Most graduates who else would have invested their time and money trying to look for employment are benefiting from Baur’s factory initiative.
Mike Baur has a profound knowledge in international markets and thus his role in Swiss Start-Up Factory was very crucial. He was able to mentor the youths in a manner that they can venture into local and global markets as well. The company has another program, Zurich-Based Accelerator that goes for about three months and aims at proving the digital entrepreneurs with incredible opportunities.
There are other important entrepreneurial programs that Swiss Start-Up Factory had initiated to achieve their objectives more aggressively such as Hello Vegan, Diplomero, and Diabird. Where vegan was focused on the food industry specifically providing vegans with online food. Diplomero served as an online learning platform while Diabird was an application designed to help people suffering from diabetes. Their recently launched program is First Female Founder Network which was developed to encourage women into becoming entrepreneurs.
The efforts contributed by the company in the business industry has helped it to grow significantly and gain partnerships with other related businesses. Swiss Start-Up Factory partnered with CTI in December 2015 with the aim of developing their work environment. They also partnered with an Accelerator from Geneva in February 2016 where they focused on improving their mentorship programs. The Swiss Start-Up Factory does not stop there and is working on new products to be released in the future. Apparently, their currently operating programs have managed to help them achieve their objectives.
When it comes to companies’ superiority index in New Jersey, Diversant will always make the cut. Five years ago, it was listed as one of the fasted growing companies owned by individuals from minority groups. In 2016, the company was named in SIA’s list of Largest Staffing Firms in the United States. The list, which recognizes only 134 firms in the whole country, is one of the most coveted in the corporate world. The listing came amidst Divesrant’s incredible performance in the previous fiscal year translating to $120 million in revenue.
These current developments in the firm depict the healthy relationship between the management, clients and employees. It also shows the presence of powerful marketing strategies in the firm. Behind a carefully driven vehicle, there is a well-trained and responsible crew. In this case, the vehicle is Diversant and the crew is the management and employees.
That said, let’s talk about the cause of all these successes in the company so far, which is the team of IT consultants and staffing professionals. The team is led by brilliant individuals who have vast knowledge of every IT staffing market segment. One of them is John Goullet.
About John Goullet
John Goullet is a self-made entrepreneur who controls one of the largest firms in the country. He is the Principal of Diversant. In Diversant, he helps develop a large number of successful ventures in IT staffing. With a clear understanding of the intricate market trends, John has proved to be an important asset for the firm.
Before he joined Diversant in 2010, John Goullet worked at Info Technologies as the CEO and founder. At the highest level of leadership of Info Technologies, he was tasked with ensuring the company remained relevant in the competitive IT staffing marketing. Since he played his cards well, the company grew from a small startup to a multi-million venture within a span of four years. The company was also listed among top 500 fastest growing private firms in the United States. His decision to merge Info Technologies is lauded as one of the best in the history of company mergers.
When talking about startups, big players in the Silicon Valley come to mind and not small companies in Switzerland. Not anymore, entrepreneur Mike Baur and the Swiss Start Up Factory is going to change that. Since he was young, Baur had been fascinated with banking and finance. After obtaining an MBA from the University of Rochester New York as well as an executive MBA from the Universtiy of Bern, the Fribourg Swiss worked twenty years with well-known private banks such as Clariden Leu and Sallfort. Then he quit banking and involved with the startup world as an angel investor. He hopes to bring the Swiss startup ecosystem up to par with the valley counterpart in an ever competitive market. Now he is able to pursue the passion of his youth to the fullest.
The Swiss Start up Factory, founded by Mike Baur, Max Meister and Oliver Walzer, is an incubator program tailored towards early stage startups. Don’t be fooled by its name, it is no traditional manufacturing shop but a breeding place for startups. The factory offers a three-month accelerator program, excellent co-working spaces for like-minded individuals, and financial advice from experts. Located in Zurich, the Swiss center for banking and finance, the factory is a place for the youth to explore entrepreneurship and cultivate startups in a supportive environment. Baur aids the youth both financially and as a mentor. Baur led the factory to partner with CTI Invest and Fintech Fusion, providing even greater resources for the local startup scene.
With CTI Invest, Mike Baur is taking his mission a step further to generate more exposure outside the Zurich area and hope to collaborate with regional players. CTI and Baur plan to co-organize startup-oriented events, create podcasts and video tailored towards early stage Swiss startups and organize personalized training for companies. Similarly, Mike Baur is working with Fintech Fusion to create a mentor network for Swiss university students who are interested in the startup world. Unlike American Universities near the Silicon Valley such as Stanford and the University of California Berkely, Swiss students don’t receive the kind of experience and support from startup veterans to succeed in their endeavor. By creating the incubator factory, Baur is essentially filling that role, allowing entrepreneurs in the area to thrive and go on to create successful companies.