Education and career background
Mike Baur is an eminent business personality and entrepreneur in the Swiss. He helped establish the Swiss Startup Factory and is its current managing partner. Mike brought with him over 20 years of experience, having served in the Swiss’ private banking sector such as the UBS where he served in the capacity of a commercial apprentice. His diligence and commitment saw him rise to the position of an executive member in one of the top Swiss Private Banks. He began his entrepreneurial endeavors in 2014 when he was around 39 years. Mike joined forces with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer to establish Switzerland’s top startup accelerator. He identified an opportunity where individuals with exceptional business ideas but have no resources get the chance to be nurtured. By beginning the Swiss Startup Factory, he provided an opportunity to future business owners to be educated on creating digital startups. Having earned MBA from the University of Rochester, New York in addition to his executive MBA from the University of Bern, he is equipped with the right skills and experience to reinforce his leadership aptitude.
Mike Baur’s career achievements
Under the leadership of Baur, Swiss Startup Factory has collaborated with other financial industry leaders such as CTI Invest; a move that saw Baur get elected as CTI Invest’s Deputy Managing Director. He also organized and foresaw the accelerator program between his company and Goldbach Group. He has, over time, invested in numerous businesses in Switzerland both financially as well as mentoring the owners. Swiss Startup Factory’s clients benefit from a three-month accelerator program during which time they receive training, a Zurich-based office space, financial support and investor links to enable them to realize their goals. Examples of startups that have benefited from such include Beaconsmind, Diabird, and Fitonic AG.
Under Mike’s leadership, the company is set towards more involvement of business ventures that are investor viable so as to offer his assessments and coach them as they grow. Subsequently, Swiss Startup Factory has joined forces with Fintech accelerator program in Geneva. It is indeed outstanding that one of the Leonteq’s founders has chosen to join the Swiss Start-Up Factory to guide and invest in upcoming businesses. The Swiss Startup Venture Day has also been redesigned so as to accommodate more startups, thus giving more entrepreneurs a chance to air their ideas. Through Mike, the Swiss business sector has found a way to make the most of the many lucrative opportunities in the digital arena.