Mike Baur is a renowned businessman and an entrepreneur. Mike is a founding partner and director of Swiss Startup Factory. He is an experienced banker, having spent 20 years of his life working in the most renowned banks in Switzerland.
He has sat as a board member in well-known Swiss banks, a position that has made him a leader in his business venture at the Swiss Startup Factory.
From his childhood, Mike has always been passionate about banking and finance. He was born and raised in Fribourg, Switzerland and later went on to fulfill his passion.
Mike is a scholar who boasts of an executive MBA from Bern University as well as an MBA from the Rochester University. These qualifications have formed a foundation for his lifelong career in the banking sector.
In the year 2014, Baur`s entrepreneurial journey kicked off. He quit his banking career, then, together with Oliver Walzer and Max Meister they founded Swiss Startup Factory. The factory is one of the top privately financed ICT early stages accelerator in Switzerland.
Mike sits on the jury at the START Summit, a pitching contest that is held at the University of St. Gallen. At the beginning of 2016, the Swiss Startup Company partnered with CTI, a merger that made him the deputy director at CTI.
The company runs an accelerator program with interest in promising digital entrepreneurs. Through its broad network around the globe and locally, the company is committed to providing high-end opportunities to startups.
In early 2016, Mike led his accelerator program with the Gold back group. Later on, in February of the same year, they partnered with Fintech fusion.
The objective of the program is to perfect innovator`s ideas to international standards. The company runs a three months accelerator program from which the ideas are rigorously tested and improved to make them competitive in the market.
Baur is the program financier and has hence seen many ICT inventors dreams actualized. Mikes efforts have attracted international recognitions. The Wall Street Journal profiled his story explaining deeper his banking career and entrepreneurship.
Mike has the heart for the youth in Switzerland. He spends most of his time participating in startup programs in the country as well as youth entrepreneurship. His company has formed an extensive network in Zurich. He is a mentor and a coach to most innovators on financial matters.
He provides an extensive network for the youth to connect and share ideas that help them in achieving their ambitions. Mike has a huge connection globally and locally making him ideal in what he does.