Mike Baur is the chief executive officer and co-founder of the SwissStartup Factory. He has an MBA from the University of Berne and the University of Rochester New York. Mike Baur spent close to twenty years in Swiss Private Banking and rose through the ranks. He worked at Clariden Leu and UBS. He quit employment and started focusing on creating start-up companies.
Mike Baur began his entrepreneurial journey in 2014 when he founded the Swiss Start up Factory. He spends a lot of his time in the Swiss youth entrepreneurship and supports the Swiss Start up Factory not only financially but also in the form of mentorship. Mike Baur is also the Director and co-founder of Swiss Start up Association. He is also a community wellness advocate who participates in corporate shielding running events. Apart form the roles mentioned above, Mike Baur has also been a board member for the Greenville Peace Centre for Performing Arts.
He is recognised in the society for his entrepreneurial skills. He was a jury member for the START Summiteer which is a start-up pitching contest held at the University of St Gallen. Mike Baur was appointed as CTI’s deputy managing director when the firm entered into a partnership with Swiss Start-up Factory. He led the company through the acceleration program in 2016 with the Goldback Group and the Fintech Fusion.
Mr. Baur’s main responsibility at the Swiss Start-up Factory is financing rounds and fundraising at the company. Swiss Start up Factory is an accelerator that is Zurich based and is in search of thriving digital entrepreneurs. It offers wonderful opportunities through its strong network in Switzerland and the rest of the world. The company runs a start-up accelerator program that lasts three months in which it offers coaching and mentoring services. It has office space in Zurich and an entrepreneurial networks which allows it to achieve its goals. The company has continued to grow over the years thanks to the remarkable leadership skills of Mike Baur. Today, it has a total of forty three offices in different countries and an estimate of 2100 workers.