Mike Baur is a revered Swiss businessman. He is one of the co-founders of the successful Swiss Startup Factory. In addition, Mike is a renowned speaker at the WORLDWEBFORUM. For over two decades, he has rendered his services for different corporations, including UBS and Clariden Leu. In 2014, Baur, Meister and Oliver Walzer came together to establish a Swiss Start Factory, which is regarded as the leading privately financed ICT corporation in Switzerland. AT the time, Baur was aged 39. The executive left his banking career and invested in the startup company. As a jury member, he participated at START summiteer, a renowned start-up pitching contest of the University of St Gallen. In January 2016, Baur was named the deputy managing director of CTI Invest after the Swiss Startup Factory partnered with CTI. Baur played a pivotal role in guiding the Swiss Startup Factory through its accelerator program with Goldback Group. In addition, he oversaw the company’s partnership with Fintech Fusion in 2006.
Startup Accelerator provides startups with innovative financial services, coaching, mentoring, large office spaces and access to a variety of entrepreneurial and investor network. Startup Swiss Factory’s mission is to provide young and talented entrepreneurs with a platform that guides them on how to convert their ideas into viable businesses in Switzerland. The company offers world-class services such as bookkeeping, invoice management, payroll management, financial statements, tax & VAT reporting, cash flow reports and a review of progress and financial health of a company. In addition, the corporation provides entrepreneurs with numerous connections, affordable desk prices, office spaces, conference rooms, lunch room, welcome area, in-house film studio, Nespresso bar, free Wi-Fi, fitness room and storage area among many other facilities.
In December 2016, the Wall Street journal profiled the executive’s career in banking, his journey in entrepreneurship and startup investments. Mike dedicates much of his time to the Swiss youth entrepreneurship. To date, he supports numerous Swiss Startups both financially and through mentorship. Mike was actively involved in co-founding the Swiss Startup Association. Mike Baur is an alumnus of the University of Rochester in New York and the University of Berne where he earned his MBA and an Executive MBA respectively.
Mike Baurs hails from Fribourg, Switzerland. While he was a teenager, Baur was fascinated by the idea of banking and finance. To this end, he worked hard through school and managed to establish his professional career in the financial industry. To date, Mike continues to provide investors and entrepreneurs with sound advice on how to start and run their businesses as going concerns.