Good partners are everything in business and that’s why Mike Baur asked Michael Hartweg to join him in the journey for the Swiss Startup Factory. Baur and Hartweg are both “dropouts”, for lack of a better word in the field of finance. This is why they now want to grow their mission and vision for the startup factory. Startups are the lifeblood of the economy, and the goal is to see great things happen for Switzerland in business. Both Baur and Hartweg see the world of business changing, and it’s all digital. Digital companies, no less finance companies have adopted the idea that digital is the best thing going.
Hartweg is a former top advisor in finance, and as an ex-banker, Hartweg knows all too well just how vital the startup phase is for an entrepreneur. There are many steps for starting a new company but without the right initial steps and plan, the funding just isn’t there. This is why both men have chosen to work together in this endeavor to help entrepreneurs win at starting a business and getting it up and running with the right tools and resources.
Hartweg was previously with Leonteq and was a derivatives specialist. The digital platforms for which banking runs day-to-day have caused a stir, and now even more applications are digital in other areas of commerce and banking. This is just one aspect of how Swiss Startup Factory can help a startup. The finances are important, but it’s vital that there is a plan that takes the entrepreneur from A to Z.
The accelerator program is designed to take an idea and refine it and then bring it to fruition. The program addresses all aspects of the idea from its inception to financing as well as legal, design and of course securing funding. The proper forms are on the website for the World Web Forum.
Hartweg will only be working with select startups while Mike Baur is mostly focused on the management aspect of the business. Baur is a Swiss businessman and entrepreneur, and has more than 20 years experience in banking. When Baur first created the Swiss Startup Factory he was working with Oliver Walzer and Max Meister.