Mike Baur is of Swiss origin and popularly known for his involvement in business as an entrepreneur. Baur has a long history in the banking industry with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. He has worked for banks such as UBS and Clariden Leu. These are major banks that gave him enough exposure in the industry and helped him to sharpen his entrepreneurial skill.
Mike Baur started his career just like any other ordinary person in the UBS bank as a regular employee and made his way up to the top level management position as a board executive member. Mike Baur has a rich education background which can be credited to his success. Besides holding an MBA from the University of Rochester New York, he also holds an executive MBA from the University of Berne.
Mike’s Entrepreneurial Journey
Mike Baur entrepreneurial journey began in 2014 at the age of 39 years when he co-founded the Swiss Startup Factory. The factory is a leading independent and privately-financed ICT startup accelerator in Switzerland. The factory is in its early stages. Mike Baur co-founded the company together with his two friends Max Meister and Oliver Walzer. The mission of the factory is to help turns startups into global enterprises that disrupt the prevailing the economic conditions.
The vision is to operate Startups accelerator program that will be a global gold standard for all the other accelerator programs and to be able to provide any startup with all the required services.
Mike Baur serves as the executive chairman of the Swiss Startup Factory AG since January 2015. Mike is actively involved in the company’s activities of helping the young digital entrepreneurs to thrive in the industry. The firm runs a three months program where they create a platform of services, coach, instruct, and provide office space to the budding entrepreneurs.
The Motivating Factor
Mike has the heart for the youths where he devotes himself towards helping them. This devotion has catapulted him to make the achievements made in his entrepreneurial journey. He invests much of his time to help Swiss youth entrepreneurship and offers a helping hand to many startups outside his company.
In his desire to help others, Mike Baur has co-founded the Swiss Startup Association. The association is aimed at offering better regulatory and legal environment for startups in Swiss. This saves many hustles for the startups in Switzerland. Mike is also the owner of the Think reloaded Ag.