Mike Baur is helping startups blossom

Mike Baur decided to leave school early to pursue his dreams of becoming a famous investor and financial advisor. Baur was not the first person to leave college early, and there is expected to be more dropouts after him. He is currently working as a financial investor in Finland. Baur collaborates with Finish entrepreneurs that need help expanding their business. Baur co-founded the Swiss Start Up Factory to offer assistance to small startups that need access to more capital in order to grow.

 

The factory program is a short, but intense entrepreneur program for people living in Finland. Everyone that joins this factory program is attempting to grow out their business idea as fast as possible. This program was created with businesses specializing in digital technologies in mind. Baur and his team will occasionally contact new business owners with fresh ideas. For all the new partners, Baur offers a small investment to cover some of the businesses operational expenses, and then he offers advice when business owners need it.

 

Sometimes it can be hard for smaller businesses to get the financial support they need to function when larger businesses are blocking their spotlight. Finding the right investors is one thing, but working alongside an investment coach is something that should not be passed up.

 

The educational entrepreneur program created by Baur will continue to work with startups owned and operated in Finland, but will soon reach out to other small businesses around the world. The fast-paced education program will continue to assist as many small businesses as possible.

 

Mike Baur is one of the creators of Swiss Start-up Factory AG. Baur has been working with many different investment projects over the last decade. He worked for a couple of banks owned and operated in Switzerland and has donated his time to some different charity events.

 

The Swiss Startup Factory first opened its doors for business in 2014. It is a Zurich-based accelerator that seeks out hard-working digital entrepreneurs that are looking to turn their business dreams into a reality. The factory has so many benefits. The Swiss Startup Factory is working with a handful of other companies around the Switzerland area as well as around the globe. All of the clients Baur and his team work with are talented and willing to work hard every day of the week. The factory is a program that entrepreneurs enroll in for three months.

 

 

A Look at Scott Rocklage’s Interview with Ideamensch

Scott Rocklage was asked by Ideamensch what is one failure that he had experienced as a businessman and how did he overcome that failure in business. Scott Rocklage said that most of his business failures had to do with the human capital side of the business he was in. He is specifically referring to the management side here.

Mr. Rocklage says that if you hire somebody that does a poor job at your company, it is best to let them go and move on as quickly as possible. From his experience, performance reviews and reevaluation of goals will do little to change the poor management experience. This is because Scott Rocklage believes that it is almost impossible to change the performance characteristic of an individual.

Next, Ideamensch asked if Scott Rocklage had any business ideas he was willing to share with the Ideamensch community. To this Scott Rocklage said he did not have an answer because he only deals with scientific innovation and ideas which only other scientists can really grasp. Ideamensch then asked Mr. Rocklage what web services or software programs he uses and what he likes about them. Mr. Rocklage gave a similar response to this question. He said that software and web services don’t play any major roles in his life science venture capital investment firm.

Ideamensch inquired if Scott Rocklage has a book that he has found to be extremely inspiring or influential in his life and that he would recommend others read. Mr. Rocklage says he highly recommends the book called Good To Great written by Jim Collins. Scott Rocklage considers this book to be a classic and one of the best ways to understand how business works. It also provides a lot of insight into performance and how to improve one’s own performance in the business world. To know more click here.

Scott Rocklage was asked what he considers to be a major reason why he is successful at his venture capital investment firm, 5AM Ventures. Mr. Rocklage says he attributes a lot of his success to his measured risk taking. This involves carefully deciding where to invest your money and gauging the risk to payoff ratio. Not being afraid to take risks is another key factor in his success.