Mike Baur is a well-known Swiss entrepreneur. In 2014, he co-founded Swiss Startup Factory marking the beginning of his entrepreneurial journey. Mike is also the director and co-founder of Swiss Startup Association. Under Mike’s leadership, Swiss Startup Factory has developed to become the best privately owned and independent early phase ICT startup accelerator. Mike Baur graduated from the University of Rochester with an MBA. He later joined the University of Berne where he earned his executive MBA. Baur has 20 years plus of experience in the banking sector. He is dedicated to financially supporting various Swiss youth entrepreneurs.
Mike Baur Background
UBS Wealth Management is where Mike Baur began his career. He worked there for about six years before leaving for Clariden Leu in 2008. At Clariden Leu, Baur headed the business area private banking Switzerland. He left Clariden Leu in 2012 for Sallfort Privatebank AG where he headed private banking until 2014.
After leaving Sallfort, Mike Baur founded two companies Think Reloaded, and Baur IS. He then co-founded Swiss Startup Factory AG by the end of 2014. Presently, Mike Baur holds various prestigious positions in several companies. For instance, as the VP of Innovation Lab Fribourg (ILF), he empowers students from sciences, engineering, and business faculties to bring new ideas on to the market. Also, he works with Swiss Startup Invest as deputy managing director.
About Swiss Startup Factory
Mike Baur co-founded Swiss Startup Factory to provide an excellent execution platform to direct young and talented Swiss entrepreneurs through a business oriented and dedicated process from the beginning to the end with arranged milestones. Swiss Startup Factory is based in Zurich. It is an accelerator looking for thriving digital entrepreneurs.
The company conducts a 3-month startup accelerator program offering young entrepreneurs with an array of unique services. The services include coaching, mentoring, entrepreneurial network and office space with the aim of achieving the company’s ambitious goals. Thanks to the training, learners receive a lot of knowledge in financial statements, cash flow reports, and financial health review, VAT reporting, tax, payroll management, invoice management, and bookkeeping.
Besides Baur being a figure to reckon particularly in the world of business, he has done dozens of community services. He is a community wellness campaigner and takes part in road races, corporate shield running events, and fitness challenges. He is an Upset Forever and Peace Center for Performing Arts board member.