Mike Baur is the brain behind the success of the Swiss Startup Factory. Having spent over two decades in the Swiss banking sector, Mike Baur is in charge of financing and fundraising at the Swiss ICT accelerator. Mike Baur launched the Swiss Startup Factory in 2014 while at the age of 39 years. It would help him support accelerator programs for young digital entrepreneurs in Switzerland. Mike Baur utilizes the Swiss Startup Factories extensive global network to provide mentorship and training to accomplished and budding entrepreneurs.
Mike Baur has an impressive educational background to help him support his business and entrepreneurial ambitions. He went to the University of Rochester where he graduated with a Master’s of Business Administration as well as an Executive MBA from the University of Bern. His banking experience began while working at UBS as a commercial apprentice before working at several Swiss private banks as an Executive Board member. His entrepreneurial journey began in 2014 after founding the Swiss Startup Factory, the nation’s leading independent and financially-financed start-up accelerator.
Besides finance, Mike Baur invests a significant portion of his time with the Swiss youth entrepreneurship. He inspires and empowers startups to soldier on when the road seems to be rough and rocky. He believes success comes through hard work, determination, and focus. Besides, Mike Baur is involved with the Swiss Startup Association as the Director and co-founder.
Mike Baur’s Leadership Skills
Under Mike Baur’s leadership, the Swiss Startup Factory has launched a three-month accelerator program to provide Swiss digital entrepreneurs a platform of servicing comprising of coaching, mentorship, and a free office space at Zurich. The program provides Swiss digital entrepreneurs with incentives to succeed by helping them establish their ambitious goals. It also helps entrepreneurs to set the stepping stones to propel them to greater heights.
Mike Baur takes his entrepreneurial skills and experience to help aspiring entrepreneurs thrive. Since he has been a beneficiary of accelerator programs, Mike Baur finds it important to help young digital entrepreneurs in Switzerland achieve their ambitious objectives. Mike Baur works tirelessly to define his focus and learn from his success and failures. Mike Baur’s Swiss Startup Factory provides a forum and path for creative thinkers to create products and services. As companies grow, so do the economy. Mike Baur spearheaded the Swiss Startup Factory through its partnership with Fintech Fusion and CTI Invest in an attempt to develop the Swiss startup ecosystem further.