Mike Baur is a Swiss-based entrepreneur and businessman. He is among the co-founders of the Swiss Startup Factory. Baur has over 20 years work experience working in the banking sector. In the 20 years working in the banking industry, Baur used to work for some of the prestigious firms which include UBS and Clariden Leu among others. Mike Baur got very solid experience from the companies he served and the skills he acquired helped him so much in forming and running his enterprise. Before founding his company, Mike invested heavily in startups. Mike founded the Swiss Factory in 2014 with his other business partners Max Meister and Oliver Walzer
During the START Summiteer Mike took part as one of the jury members. The START Summiteer is a start-up pitching contest that is hosted by the University of St Gallen. Mike Baur took the position of deputy managing director of CTI Invest when the company merged with Swiss Startup Factory. Baur also was in charge of the Swiss factory accelerator program with Goldbach Group in 2016 he also helped the company when it was going into partnership with Fintech Fusion. Mike Baur has been recognized as an excellent businessman, and Wall Street Journal profiled his business journey from the time he worked for Swiss banking sector to becoming a great entrepreneur.
Mike’s passion for the banking community began long ago in his teenage days in his home in Fribourg Switzerland. His parents expected that he would end up going into the banking career once he grew up and this did not come as a surprise to them when he finally joined the industry. Mike attended the University of Rochester and the University of Bern. For being excellent in service delivery, Mike raised ranks in and headed very senior departments.
Mike Baur’s company Swiss Factory is privately owned, and the aim he has together with his other partner is to give full support to the investors who are running their businesses on the digital platform. The firm is unique in its approach of activities, and this makes it very reliable to investors in Switzerland. Mike’s company runs a regular three-month accelerator program that supports technopreneurs. He has a great passion for the youth, and he finds time to give them mentorship in business. He believes they have a lot of potential in them, and if supported with financial aid and mentored well they can excel in business. He gives the youth entrepreneurship coaching, and he helps the young people to begin small businesses.