Mike Baur is well known as an entrepreneur and successful businessman. He is the CEO and the founding partner of Swiss Start-up Factory. The company that focuses on accelerator programs and innovative startups in business and technology that demonstrate the potential for success. In his current role, he provides mentorship, training and business skills to startup owners. Besides that Mike Baur offers financial advisory services and introduces the business starters to potential lending investors. He has always had the passion for entrepreneurship.
Mike Baur career course started in the Swiss Banking industry but later diverted his attention to Swiss Startup Factory. The company they launched in 2014 with the aim of looking for the thriving digital entrepreneurs. He founded the company together with Oliver Walzer and Max Meister who are actively involved in the operations of the firm.
Swiss Start-up is a Zurich-based company that provides opportunities through their network in Switzerland and across the world. Mike Baur and his team run three months star-up accelerator program that provides an avenue of services, mentoring, office space and coaching through the entrepreneurial network. Swiss Start-up Factory is a private entity and independent which manages early stage ICT Start-up accelerator programs in Switzerland. Since its commencement is has helped young talented and digital entrepreneurs to transform their dreams and ideas into reality.
Mike Baur has more than two decades experience in the finance industry serving with Swiss Bank where he was responsible in various roles including finance and fundraising. His vast experience in finance has made him give quality services to his clients. Mike Baur also worked for UBS and Clariden Leu before establishing his start-up company. Mike has been a member of START Summiteer at the University of St Gallen. He was responsible for launching Think Reloaded that work jointly with Swiss Start-up Factory in the provision of training and mentorship to the entrepreneurs.
In 2016 his company partnered with CTI and Mike Baur was assigned the role of deputy managing director of CTI. Swiss also allied with BV4 in 2016. BV4 weighs inventions, monetary values, and property of the business. Mike Baur has coordinated accelerator programs with Fintech Fusion together with Goldback Group.
With passion in entrepreneurship, Mike Baur spend most of his time mentoring and supporting Swiss youth through Swiss Start-up initiative. He is also a director and joint founder of Swiss Start-ups Association. Mike holds an MBA from New York University of Rochester and MBA from the University of Berne.