Mike Baur is the founder and senior manager of Swiss Startup Factory. This businessman is a prolific speaker and has spoken on platforms such as the Investor Panel on the WORLDWEBFORUM. Mike developed an interest in finance and banking while he was a teenager. It was then that he decided to take a course in economics and later majored in business administration at the prominent University of Rochester. Later he did an executive MBA at the University of Bern.
Mike Baur’s role at Swiss Startup Factory
Mike has spent a bigger part of his professional career in Swiss Private Banking. For the last two decades, he has risen above ranks in companies he worked for, including Clariden Leu. Mike commenced his career at UBS as a financial apprentice and worked his way to the top, becoming a board member of the Swiss Private Bank. In 2014, he set out to launch his own business, the Swiss Startup Factory. This company has since grown into the leading privately financed and independent ICT Startup Accelerator in Switzerland. Mike spends an enormous amount of his time in running Swiss youth entrepreneurship programs and mentoring students.
Mike has shared his deep-rooted financial knowledge at the HWZ Startup Event and Fintech Startup Weekend. Mike’s company is committed to providing young professionals and talented business people with a platform that serves as a guide to help them achieve their objectives and forge business ideas. The Swiss Startup Factory provides services, such as invoice & payroll management, bookkeeping, VAT reporting, cash flow reports, and financial health reviews. Mike prides himself of his company’s portfolio that has enabled the launch of four high-tech products, including Struckd, Blinkers, Carhelper, and Beaconsmind. Under his management, the Swiss Startup Factory is in charge of a three-month program that offers startups with coaching, mentoring, financing, office space, and access to a large business, and investor network. Through this program, Mike gives participants an opportunity to interact and share ideas.
Mike Baur’s achievements
Mike is responsible for leading the Swiss Startup Factory through the accelerator with Goldbach Group. He also strategically planned for his company’s partnership with Fintech Fusion in 2016. Mike has appeared on various media platforms, such as the Wall Street Journal, as an entrepreneur who has excelled in startup investments. Mike was a jury member at the START Summiteer held at the University of St. Gallen. In 2016, Swiss Startup Factory partnered up with CTI, and he assumed the post of managing director of the merger.