Mike Baur is a Swiss entrepreneur and business person. He is currently the CEO and managing partner and the co-founder of Swiss Start-Up Factory. Baur, a native of Fribourg in Switzerland began his journey in business at a tender age and had a great experience working with Swiss Private Banking for well over two decades. Mike Baur is a Rochester University graduate with an MBA and also has another Executive MBA from Bern University. Mike started his career as a simple commercial apprentice at UBS and climbed his way up the ladder to become the world’s most respected entrepreneurs with his achievements including securing a seat on the Executive Board of a Swiss Private Bank.
Showing great interest in banking and finance as a young man, his interest grew over time and at the age of 39; he quit his job as a banker at Clariden and Sallfort to help start up the Swiss Start-Up Factory (SSUF) together with two partners namely Max Meister and Oliver Walter. His experience in private banking enabled him to make an easy transition to entrepreneurship, and he uses his experience in providing advice and funding to businesses to run the SSUF. Mike Baur is accountable for SSUF’s fundraising and the company’s financial rounds. The company would eventually grow to heights to become the best private and independent ICT startup accelerator in Switzerland.
Started in 2014, the Swiss Start-Up Factory is a Zurich-based accelerator which was founded with a purpose to help upcoming entrepreneurs who specialize in digital technologies. The independent company does not have a board of stakeholders who they have to report to, and they operate as a business which helps to differentiate them from the rest of Swiss business owners running accelerator programs and incubators. With the company, Mike and his partner’s assists startup companies excel by providing them with any resources they may require, allowing them to make their name known worldwide and at the same time, create new models and marketing the modern unknown products or ideas.
The Start -Up Factory runs a three-month accelerator program that helps a startup company become the best they can be within the shortest period possible. The program provides a unique platform for an array of services such as mentoring, coaching, courses in accounting, connections with successful investors and an entrepreneurial network to achieve goals as well as an office space in Zurich. Through this company, Mike Baur helps provide business assistance to those who need it.