Mike Baur is a seasoned businessman who leads a company called the Swiss Startup Factory. His position in the company is managing partner. Mr. Baur is also one of the founders of the enterprise. The business magnate has two decades worth of experience in banking and finance having worked in this sector for 20 years. Clariden Leu and UBS are examples of banking institutions that Mike Baur steered.
Mike Baur brought together two partners by the names Oliver Walzer and Max Meister to start the Swiss Startup back in the year 2014. Their primary objective was to mentor budding entrepreneurs by guiding them and providing them with the necessary resources required for their business to ground break and break even.
Mike Baur was one of the members of the judging panel of START Summiteer. START Summiteer is a challenge that brings together entrepreneurs who pitch their startup ideas, and the best startups are awarded. The contest is usually held at St. Gallen University.
When Swiss Startup Factory forged a new partnership with CTI Invest, Mike Baur was added more responsibility of being the Deputy Managing Director of CTI.
Mike is also responsible for the operations of an accelerator program that is the brainchild of the Swiss Startup Factory in collaboration with the GoldBack Group.
Mike’s career began in the Banking industry as he shifted towards entrepreneurship and startup companies. He was once a commercial intern working at UBS. Through sheer determination and hard work, he was able to rise above the ranks to the helm of a board of a leading Swiss private bank as an executive member. Swiss Startup Factory is one of the top private company that supports ICT startups in Switzerland. Mr. Baur hopes to touch as many lives as he can and create an impact on budding entrepreneurs with an urge to succeed in business.
Mike holds an MBA from a New York University known as the Rochester University and an executive MBA from the University of Berne. He hopes to guide future entrepreneurs on matters such as marketing products or services, managing human and capital resources within a startup and financial discipline when running a startup. Such knowledge is useful for young people who are making an entry into entrepreneurship.
It is Mike’s confident demeanor and generosity that has made him a household name in the startup sector across Switzerland.