Mike Baur is a career banker, businessman, investor and one of the three people who started The Swiss Startup Factory.
Mike Baur’s Banking Career
From an early age, Mike Baur was very passionate about banking and finance. Consequently, it wasn’t surprising that he decided to venture in the banking world when he completed his education.
The Swiss man has worked in various prominent institutions such as Clariden Leu and UBS where he did his commercial apprentice. He was able to work up the ladder at a private Swiss Bank and he eventually became one of the executive board members of the institution. Baur spent almost 20 years of his life in the banking world before he decided to quit and venture into the entrepreneurship world.
Mike Baur and The Swiss Startup Factory
In 2014, Mike Baur quit his banking career to concentrate on investing in startup companies. He eventually co-founded The Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF) together with his associates Oliver Walzer and Max Meister.The company was founded to create global entities that defy normal business expectations of producing only set products and services.
The Swiss Startup Factory admits young startup companies for training which takes three months. This takes them through vital courses such as coaching, mentoring, financing and services. In addition to this, they also provide them with an eye-opening chance to network with enterprising and like-minded individuals who will pave the way for them in the business world and office space.
Last year in January, The Swiss Startup Factory formed an alliance with CTI and Baur was named as CTI Invest Deputy Managing Director. He steered the Swiss Startup Factory through its accelerator program with Goldback Group last year as well. In February 2016, Mike Baur led Swiss Startup Factory in another partnership with Fintech Fusion.
Apart from his role at Swiss Startup Factory, Mike Baur also invests heavily in many other Swiss startups. He also mentors the youth in his country.
About Mike Baur
Mike Baur grew up in the Fribourg region in Switzerland.
The enterprising businessman has an Executive MBA from The University of Bern, and an MBA from The University of Rochester, New York.
The startup investor was a jury at START Summiteer. This is a startup pitching contest which is normally held at The University of St Gallen. Mike Baur loves spending time with young people, and he supports their business ideas financially and by mentoring them.