As one becomes acquainted with the Swiss financier, Mark Baur, one wonders if perhaps some individuals are programmed at creation for a special expertise. Baur grew up loving the world of finance, and he knew from the beginning that this was his world. While his creative impulses assured him that there were new and different ways to use money, he would not realize his ultimate goal until more than 20 years within the Swiss banking system. During this time, he developed understanding and skills of the processes, became successful in investing and working with financial strategies, and expanded his personal acquaintances with others who shared his creative ideas. After years with the private equity company, Sallfort, he felt that he had finished the experience and education, and was ready to leave the banking business.
In 2012, Baur started a new company called the Start-Up Factory for the purpose of helping businesses with new creative ideas enter the business world. With backing from the Swiss partners who also had revenue, skills, and enthusiasm, he invited companies with new ideas to take part in a program that would give outstanding financial support for the first months of enrollment. Members would not only have a location for their business with office space and services that were needed, but they would also have advisers, instructors, and mentors that would insure eventual worldwide success. Bringing new and creative projects to the scene, was a challenge that Bauer accepted with great enthusiasm. The Swiss Start-Up Factory was greeted by backers, entrepreneurs, and the business world as a valuable lifeline in the rough days of a new business voyage. It was an immediate success.
In addition to many necessary financial tools and education courses which teach their use, new businesses are provided marketing opportunities , employer benefits, and all things they might need to begin immediate success. It is a fast paced adventure to a goal of almost immediate success. Baur believes that matching new good creative ideas with knowledge is the way to grow a business that breaks the norm.
The Start-Up Factory is located in Zurich, Switzerland where Baur makes his home. Zurich is also the hub of the swiss banking industry so the environment is immediately responsive to a new business. Baur considers the mission of the company to be a model of the highest standard in giving new businesses a fast start to success. Also, as a man of vision, he sees these businesses as creating a new climate outside the norm in the present business world. Creativity is to be commended and encouraged, and Mark Baur is simply excited to help it enter the world of business and finance.