Mike Baur is an accomplished Swiss Businessman and a renowned entrepreneur. He is known for co-founding the famed Swiss Startup Factory. Baur has acquired more than twenty years of working experience in the banking sector. He has been featured in many magazines and journals including the prestigious Wall Street Journal.
Childhood and Education Background
Lots of adventure characterized Mr. Baur’s childhood. Mike Baur was born in Fribourg, Switzerland, where he was raised up. Since his childhood, he always had a keen interest in everything concerning the banking and finance sectors. These interests influenced his educational choices and, later, his career.
Mike Baur pursued his bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance at University of Applied Sciences, Bern, where he graduated in 2000. In 2007, he went back for his Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Rochester. At the same time, he pursued his Executive Master of Business Administration at Universitat Bern. He graduated in both courses in 2008.
Mike Baur’s Career
Mike Baur served in various banking and finance industry positions. Some of the companies he has served in include UBS Fribourg, Client Group Switzerland, Wealth Management Switzerland, and Private Banking Switzerland.
Mike Baur’s exceptional skills saw him selected to key managerial positions. He has been the Chief Executive Officer for his startup, Baur IS. In 2015, he co-founded the renowned Swiss Startup Factory and acted as its executive chairman. Later in September 2015, Mr. Baur began serving as the vice president of the Innovation Lab, Fribourg. A month later, he co-founded and directed Swiss Startup Association. In January 2016, Mike became the deputy managing director of Swiss Startup invest.
Having co-founded Swiss startup Factory at the age of thirty-nine, Mike Baur acts as its executive chairman. His duties include organizing financing rounds and fundraising activities at the Swiss Startup Factory. Baur is also a mentor to future entrepreneurs in Switzerland. He has helped many budding entrepreneurs start their ventures.
About Swiss Startup Factory
The Swiss Startup Factory was launched in 2014. It was conceived by three committed entrepreneurs, Oliver Walzer, Mike Baur, and Max Meister. Swiss Startup Factory has its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. The company continually searches for outstanding digital entrepreneurs.
Swiss Startup Factory is dedicated to equipping entrepreneurs with unique opportunities both in Switzerland and beyond. It also hosts a three-month accelerator program where entrepreneurs are coached and mentored on how to achieve their goals and objectives. They are later released to go and apply what they have learned.