The Milestones of Mike Baur
Mike Baur is both an entrepreneur and businessman. He is the managing partner and also the co-founder of the Swiss Startup Factory. Mike has been working in the banking industry for more than twenty years. He formerly worked for Clariden Leu and UBS. Mike later started investing in startup firms. Mike co-founded the Swiss Startup Factory with Oliver Walzer and Max Meister in 2014. Baur is a former member of the jury of the START Summiteer. The START Summiteer is a startup pitching competition that is held by the University of St. Gallen.
Mike Baur was appointed to serve as the deputy managing director at CTI Invest in January 2014. This was after the Swiss Startup Factory had partnered with CTI. Mike headed the accelerator program of the Swiss Startup Factory in conjunction with the Goldbach Group in 2016. He also led the accelerator program with Fintech Fusion in 2016. The Wall Street Journal compiled a profile about Mike Baur starting from his early career journey working in banking to his investments in startup companies and also his entrepreneurship journey. Mike has steered the Swiss Startup Factory to massive growth and success.
The Swiss Startup Factory offers services in coaching, financing, mentoring, access to a big investor, entrepreneurial network, and office space to startups. The company offers the upcoming and talented entrepreneurs living in Switzerland a top proficient execution platform to guide them via a business-driven and dedicated process. The Swiss Startup Factory has assisted numerous startups in Switzerland since its inception in 2014. Mike is in charge of the financing rounds and all management issues at Swiss Startup Factory. He ensures that the company attains its strategic goals. The Swiss Startup Factory offers a 3-month program that has proven very effective to many startups.
Mike Baur was born in Fribourg, Switzerland. He is highly connected to his homeland. The passion of working in the industry of Banking and Finance grew in Mike at a tender age. He admits that being able to work in that field now is an enormous satisfaction to him. He started working in the Swiss Private Banking as an apprentice working for UBS. He later rose to hold the position of an executive board member at a big private bank in Switzerland. Mike started his journey in entrepreneurship at the age of 39 years. He has an MBA that he earned from the University of Rochester, New York, and an executive MBA acquired from the University of Bern.