Mike Baur considers the Fribourg in Switzerland his home because he has strong connections to the region. He has been fascinated with the subjects of finance and banking since he was a teenager. He achieved great personal satisfaction when he turned his early passion into his profession.
Mike Baur worked in the industry of private Swiss banking for nearly twenty years and began as a commercial apprentice. Hard work promoted him to an executive board member at one of the larger private banks in Switzerland. He began his entrepreneurial journey in 2014 and founded the Swiss Start Up Factory with the assistance of two partners. The company has become the number one ranked private and independently financed Startup Accelerator throughout Switzerland.
Mike Baur spends a lot of his time in entrepreneurship with Swiss youths. As a mentor he lends his support and financial aid to Swiss startups. He attended the University of Rochester New York where he earned his MBA and achieved his Executive MBA at the University of Bern.
The Swiss Start Up Factory has a mission. They provide Swiss, talented, young entrepreneurs with an execution platform designed to be professional and provide guidance. The platform helps to guide them with a process that is business driven and dedicated with ambitious milestones.
The three month accelerator program provides services, financing, mentoring, coaching, an investor network and office space for startups. Individuals share and create priceless connections. The Swiss Start Up Factory offers affordably priced desks, conference rooms, office space, lunch room, film studio, welcome area, free Wi-Fi, a Nespresso bar, storage space, fitness rooms and so much more. Their services include invoice management, bookkeeping, payroll management, tax and VAT reporting, financial statements, financial and progress health reviews, cash flow reports and customized packaged specifically designed for each clients needs.
Mike Baur is best known as an entrepreneur and a businessman. His twenty year banking career including working at the UBS and the Clariden Leu. He left the banking world and started investing in startup companies before the Swiss Startup Factory began in 2014. His partners in the venture were Oliver Walzer and Max Meister. He attended the START Summiteer as a member of the jury for a pitching contest for the University of St. Gallen.
Mike Baur began working as the deputy managing director for CTI Invest after the partnership between the Swiss Start Up Factory and CTI. His early career, entrepreneurship and the Swiss Start Up Factory have been featured in the Wall Street Journal.