Mike Baur is a Swiss businessman. He is also an entrepreneur. Mike is the managing partner and co-founder of the Swiss Startup Factory. Mike has worked for many companies in the banking industry including Clariden Leu and UBS. Mike has experience of more than 20 years in the banking industry. He has been termed as an expert in the field. Mike co-founded the Swiss Startup Factory together with Oliver Walzer and Max Meister in 2014. This was after he stopped investing in startup firms. Mike was a member of the jury during the START Summiteer. This is a startup pitching contest organized by the University of St Gallen.
Swiss Startup Factory made a partnership with CTI which resulted to CTI Invest. Mike was appointed to be the Deputy Managing Director of CTI Invest after this partnership in 2016. Mike Baur was in charge of the accelerator program by Swiss Startup Factory with Goldbach Group in 2017. He also led its partnership in February 2016 with Fintech. Mike Baur’s early career was profiled by the Wall Street Journal from Swiss banking to startup investments and entrepreneurship in December 2016. Mike was born in Fribourg, Switzerland. He is strongly connected to his homeland.
Mike Baur’s interest and passion were in banking and finance since he was a child. He says that it is a great satisfaction to be pursuing what he loves. Mike Baur was able to rise from a position of a commercial apprentice (at UBS) to being an executive board member of a big Swiss Private Bank due to his hard work and commitment. Mike started his journey in entrepreneurship in 2014 when he was 39 years. He has worked tirelessly to make the Swiss Startup Factory become the leading privately financed and independent ICT Startup Accelerator in Switzerland.
Mike Baur is committed to supporting the Swiss youth entrepreneurship. He invests a lot of his time and finances in supporting some Swiss Startups. Mike serves as a mentor to many youths who wish to venture in banking and other fields. Mike attributes his success in entrepreneurship to hard work, discipline, and passion. Mike went to the University of Rochester New York where he earned his MBA. He also went to the University of Bern where he got his Executive MBA. Mike continues to steer the Swiss Startup Factory towards Success and states that the sky is the limit for him.