Mike Baur Helps Turns Dreams into Reality
If you haven’t heard of Mike Baur, he is the Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Swiss Startup Factory, a business accelerator based in Zurich. The business is predicated on, helping digital entrepreneurs achieve success through a variety of services like coaching, mentoring, and financing. Digital entrepreneurs that participate in the three-month program will also have access to the company’s large investor network.
Mike Baur is well versed in the world of business; he received a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Banking and Finance, in 2000. In 2008, he earned an MBA in Business Administration from the University of Rochester. He then rounded out his education by earning an Executive Masters of Business Administration degree from Universitat Bern (a university in the Swiss capital of Bern). After completing his studies, Baur began his career with the Fribourg branch of UBS Wealth Management, working for the company from 1991 to 2008.
In December 2008, Baur joined Clariden Leu, a private Swiss bank with offices located in Zurich and Geneva. In his role with Clariden Leu, Baur served as the Business Area Head of Private Banking for Switzerland. In 2012, Baur joined Sallfort Privatbank AG, serving in a similar capacity as the Head of Private Banking for the privately owned investment manager. In 2014, Baur tried his hand at business ownership; he founded Think Reloaded AG, a management consulting firm, which generated an estimated $259,000 in annual revenue.
The year 2015, proved to be a year of multi-tasking for Mike Baur; while managing his own successful startup, he Co-founded the Swiss Startup Association, an organization committed to promoting founder friendly environments amongst entrepreneurs in Switzerland. In 2016, Baur was named Deputy Managing Director of Swiss Startup Invest, a financial platform for startups and investors.
Currently, Mike is the Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Swiss Startup Factory; his prime focus with this relatively new company lies in fundraising and financing. Baur’s attention in these areas has resulted in many entrepreneurs being able to implement revolutionary technology ideas, that may have not otherwise been possible.
As a whole, the Swiss Startup Factory prides themselves on promoting economic development; in addition to all of the other amenities that they provide to their clients, the Swiss Startup Factory provides free office space to individuals who would likely benefit from such resources. Mike believes that business ownership requires much more than a good idea; Swiss Startup Factory helps bring ideas to life.