A Swiss entrepreneur, Mike Baur is a successful businessman who is born and raised in Switzerland. He works at the Swiss Startup Factory where he holds the positions of Managing Partners and co-founder. Mike Baur has been serving in the banking sector for close to 20 years and has therefore amassed lots of expertise and experience required in the field. He has worked for institutions such as Clariden Leu as well as UBS where he worked for several years as a commercial apprentice. After working in the banking sector for long, Mike Baur decided to quit and started making investments in startup companies. In 2014, he decided to start the Swiss Startup Factory together with his business partners, Max Meister and Oliver Walzer.
Mike Baur acted as a member of the jury at the time of the Start Summiteer which is usually a start-up pitching competition and is organized by the University of St. Gallen. In 2016, The Swiss Startup Factory decided to make a partnership with CTI which resulted into CTI Invest. Mike Baur was then appointed to become the Deputy Managing Director of the new partnership. At the start of 2016, he was the leader of the accelerator program of Swiss Startup factory with Goldback Group. He was also in charge of the company’s partnership with a company known as Fintech Fusion in 2016.
The Wall Street Journal compiled a profile about Mike Baur in December 2016 starting from his early career in the Swiss banking to investments in startups as well as entrepreneurship. An established mentor, Mike Baur offers mentorship programs that are meant to educate the young and upcoming entrepreneurs. He invests a lot of his time and resources in supporting startup business so that they can thrive and achieve growth and success. Mike Baur has attributed his success as a businessman and entrepreneur to discipline, passion for business and hard work. He works with a strong skilled team of professionals at the Swiss Startup Factory who understands the unique needs of their clients.
Mike Baur is actively involved in the Swiss Youth entrepreneurship. He is also the Director and founder of the Swiss Startup Association. Mike Baur is a graduate of the University Of Rochester New York where he acquired his MBA. He also attended the University of Berne where he was able to earn his Executive MBA. The Swiss Startup Factory is Switzerland’s number one private ICT Startup that is also independently financed.