Mike Baur is an entrepreneur and a businessperson from Switzerland. He is the co- founder and director of Swiss Startup Factory. Mike has spent some good amount of time in the Swiss private banking industry. He is an executive board member of one of the largest Swiss private banks.
Mike Baur’s passion for banking and finance began in his early days as a teenager. He grew up in Fribourg, Switzerland. Mike, later on, pursued his passion and made a career out it. He has worked in the banking sector for more than 20yrs.
Mike holds MBA from Rochester University and an executive MBA from Bern University.
Startups and The Swiss Startup Factory accelerator program.
After quitting the banking sector, Mike Baur started investing in startup companies. That is when he cofounded Swiss Startup Factory together with Oliver Walzer and Max Meister. He has been a jury member at START Summiteer, which was a pitching contest for startups held at the University of St Gallen. After Swiss Startup Factory collaborated with CTI at the start of 2016,he was named deputy-managing director.
Swiss Startup Factory accelerator program is a chance that digital tech startups get to go through structured accelerated programs. Mike Baur led this program together with Gold back in 2016. They also partnered with Fintech Fusion later on. The reason for the program is to create a thriving mentality that competes on the global market. Innovators go through a three-month accelerator program where their startups are tested and improved to make sure they can compete in the market. Mike is responsible for funding the program, which is perfect for future innovators.
Awards and Recognition
The Wall Street Journal profiled Mike Baur’s story in December 2016. It includes his Swiss banking career, startup investments, and entrepreneurship.
How Mike Baur spends his time
Mike Baur spends much of his time investing in the youth entrepreneurship and Swiss youth support events in various startups in the country. He also spends his time mentoring innovators in financial matters, and his company provides coaching and service opportunities in Zurich. Networking is one of the greatest skill to ensure young entrepreneur are lucky and Mike Baur offers exactly that.
In conclusion, Mikes active connections in his region and worldwide makes him better at what he does. Mike’s great passion in accounting and finance, his vast experience has enabled him to achieve almost everything he ever wanted.