Mike Baur is a well-known Swiss entrepreneur and banker. He co-founded the Swiss Startup Factory and currently serves as its managing partner. Mike Baur has over 20 years’ experience in the banking industry in Switzerland. He has worked with big banks such as Clariden Leu and Sallfort. Baur has worked in the private banking sector in Swiss, where he has climbed from being just a commercial apprentice to an executive member of the board in one of the biggest Swiss private banks.
Over the long period, which Mike has been involved in the Swiss banking industry, he has gained the relevant expertise and experience, which he has used to grow his career. After working for a significant number of years, Mike decided to quit the banking sector and invest in startup firms. Together with his friends, Max Meister and Oliver Walze, they founded the Swiss Startup Factory. The firm is an independent company, which is privately funded in Swiss. The firm is typically an ICT Startup Mentor that operates in Switzerland.
Mike Baur handles the financing and fundraising matters of the enterprise. He spends the biggest part of his time with organizations, which are supportive to youth entrepreneurship. Such organizations are committed to helping Swiss startups and assisting them with finances and mentorship. Mike Baur is also the co-founder and Director of the Swiss Startup Association.
After the partnership of the Swiss Startup Factory and CTI in 2016, Baur was appointed as the Deputy Managing Director at CTI Invest. Mike has been an efficient leader in leading the Swiss Startup Factory through his vast activities like the February 2016 collaboration with the Fintech Corporation and the Gold back Group accelerator program.
Mike Baur attended the University of Rochester in New York where he graduated with an MBA. He also has an Executive MBA from the University of Berne. Currently, Mike Baur is overseeing a well-executed plan to launch a reliable accelerator program, which will focus on Fintech Firms. A former finance specialist, Michael Hartweg, will also join him to help coach founders and the enterprises in the Fintech companies.
The Swiss Startup Factory was instituted in 2014 and is currently based in Zurich. The firm aims at looking for thriving young entrepreneurs and providing them with excellent opportunities through a reliable entrepreneurial network in the Switzerland as well as all over the world. The firm utilizes a three-month accelerator program to coach and mentor young entrepreneurs in Switzerland. This enables youth entrepreneurship to thrive through letting them meet their ambitious goals.