Mike Baur is the co-founder of the Swiss Startup Factory. He is in charge of the financing and fundraising activities at the Swiss Startup Factory. Mike has been in the banking sector for more than twenty years. He has been able to acquire massive experience and skills. Mike’s interest and passion were in banking and finance since childhood. He later took up this interest to his profession which he says is a great satisfaction. Mike was born and brought up in Fribourg, Switzerland. He is always committed to his homeland. He started his career as a commercial apprentice working at UBS and later rose to become an executive board member of a big private bank in Swiss.
Mike Baur partnered with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer to establish the Swiss Startup Factory in 2014. He was 39 years old. This was after he had quit his investment in startup companies. Mike previously worked for several companies including UBS and the Clariden Leu. Mike served as a Jury Member at the time of the START Summiteer. This is a startup pitching competition by the University of St Gallen. CTI partnered with the Swiss Startup Factory and came up with CTI Invest in 2016. Mike Baur was then chosen to be the Deputy Managing Director of the CTI Invest. Mike led the Swiss Startup Factory’s accelerator program together with Goldbach group and Fintech Fusion at the beginning of 2016.
The Swiss Startup Factory is an ICT accelerator that looks for upcoming digital entrepreneurs. The accelerator offers thrilling opportunities from the word go through its strong networks in Switzerland and all over the world. The Swiss Startup Factory runs a 3 month start-up accelerator program whereby it offers an exclusive platform for coaching, services, an entrepreneurial network for achieving goals, mentoring, and an office space in Zurich. Mike Baur’s hard work and commitment have led Swiss Startup Factory to become the number one ICT startup accelerator that is privately financed and independent in Switzerland. The company has become a household name both locally and internationally.
Mike Baur attended the University of Rochester, New York where he earned his MBA. He also got his Executive MBA at the University of Bern. Mike invests his finances and time in supporting the Swiss youth entrepreneurship. He serves as a mentor to the Swiss Youth who would wish to pursue entrepreneurship and the banking sector. The Wall Street Journal profiled the early career of Mike Baur from banking to being an entrepreneur and startup investments in 2016.