What’s Mike Baur Up To?

 Mike Baur is the co-founder and executive chairman of The Swiss Startup Factory, or SSUF, a company designed to build unique startups from the ground up. Prior to founding Swiss Startup, Baur earned an MBA from the University of Rochester, NY and an executive MBA from the University of Berne, Switzerland. Then, he went on to work in the Swiss banking industry for over 20 years. He accelerated quickly in the finance world, even making his way onto the executive board of a Swiss bank. However, in 2014, he made the decision to join a group of professionals in co-founding the Swiss startup. At the Startup Factory, Baur is responsible for financing and fundraising.


The Swiss Startup assists clients with unique business models or products by offering them a three-month integrative program that offers ” financing, services, coaching, mentoring, office space, and access to a large entrepreneurial and investor network,” according to the Swiss Startup website. After only two years of service, the team at the Startup Factory has already graduated several successful alumni from its brief but productive program.


The SSUF has also seen its share of personal growth. Early in 2016, they partnered with CTI invest, an online news source and communication board for Swiss innovators and startups. Not long after, the SSUF participated in yet another exciting partnership, this time with the Goldbach Group, a electronics and media business. SSUF graduates were able to pitch their ideas to Goldbach executives, and some saw great reception. For SSUF, the recognition was equally important.


The Swiss Startup is empowering innovators who might not otherwise have the means to grow their business ideas. Bauer and his fellow SSUF peers have established an all-encompassing program that teaches businesses the essentials needed to grow. Baur heads finance, which is arguably the most important and difficult task of small business acceleration. Merely a startup themselves, SSUF is already achieving success by teaching others to help themselves. As Goldbach has shown, SSUF is a valuable resource for industries that depend on the newest and most exciting innovations. While big businesses can generate ideas, they are not always strong enough. By creating a pipeline that essentially prepares and grooms innovators for business success, they are also encouraging healthy new partnerships, collaborations, and funding opportunities.

How IAP Worldwide Has Supported The Growth Of Different Services Industries

The company has come up with viable solutions to challenges ailing different industries among them the services industry where businesses have to deliver accurate results. Most importantly, IAP Worldwide has been involved in the missions the U.S. army has conducted overseas by providing the forces with vital supplies and technical support.

This partnership has existed for more than three decades and the government is hopeful they will extend the relationship due to the benefits IAP has been offering to the forces. This is just among the success stories IAP Worldwide can point to since they have been working with clients from diverse industries. The company has come up with custom infrastructure and technology that has allowed them to stand out in the industry and offer service that are unique and beneficial.

Maintenance and operations
Equipped with all the tools necessary to make maintenance procedures easy, IAP Worldwide has come up with solutions that have allowed for easy maintenance and design of systems of operations within businesses.

They have managed to deal with the most difficult of challenges in the technical fields and this is part of the reason their client base has been expanding over the years. IAP Worldwide has also invested in the acquisition of several businesses that have added more expertise and experience that has contributed to the growth of the company.

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Emergency and health services
Offering response to emergencies is one of the areas that have elevated IAP Worldwide to rank among leading companies in the technical services industry. With a team of more than 1,000 professionals trained and equipped with modern tools, the company easily mitigates emergencies like fire breakout.

Their quick and accurate response on Hoovers has saved lives and property worth millions in the period they have worked with businesses across the world. Additionally, IAP Worldwide offers maintenance services that help companies to restore damaged parts and components within a system.

Temporary and permanent power solutions
Most importantly, IAP Worldwide has worked to support businesses in different specialties to allow them to install and maintain power supply and generation plants. The company has come up with plants capable of delivering up to 600 megawatts for daily consumption.