Mike Baur is a Swiss entrepreneur and the co-founder Swiss Startup Factory. Previously, Baur had worked in the Swiss banking industry for more than 20 years. His previous employers include Clariden Leu and UBS. After resigning from his job, Mike started to invest in startup firms, and in 2014, they co-founded Swiss Startup Factory with Oliver Walzer and Max Meister. In a contest organized by the University of St. Gallen, Mike was part of the jury team. Swiss Startup Factory and CTI partnered to form CTI Invest, and in January 2016, Mike Baur was announced the deputy managing director of the new startup.
Mike has excellent entrepreneurial skills, and an understanding of the banking and financial sector. In addition, he has several years of leadership and management experience at the top level. Mike Baur invests much of his time in helping young entrepreneurs and several Swiss startups as a financial advisor. Mike studied at the University of Rochester, New York for his MBA, and at the University of Berne for his Executive MBA. Mike grew up Fribourg, and today, he resides in the Zurich region together with his family.
About Swiss Startup Factory
The Zurich-based accelerator was launched in 2014 on a platform of assisting successful digital entrepreneurs. The firm provides amazing opportunities to their clients from the first day, using their strong client-base in Switzerland and across the world. The firm’s accelerator program runs for three months, where they focus on coaching and mentoring services to help startups diversify on their entrepreneurial network.
In early 2016, Baur led his company into a partnership agreement with Fintech Fusion, and before that there was a successful accelerator program featuring Goldback Group. The objective of Swiss Startup Factory is to transform the operations of startups and make them multi-national companies that can serve clients from different parts of the world.
Under the leadership of Mike Baur, Swiss Startup Factory is focusing on developing an accelerator program that would set the path for other programs. Furthermore, the company wants to have potential to serve any startup, regardless of the service they need.