Mike Baur is one of the most noted entrepreneurs and businessmen in Switzerland and has invested through his organizations in many different Swiss start-ups. Mike has worked in the banking sector for over two decades, which has gifted Mike with the comprehensive understanding of banking, finance, business management, business development techniques, and other related fields of management operations and business machinery. He started his career as a low-level commercial apprentice, but in the later part of his career, due to his outstanding performance, became the executive board member of one of the largest Swiss Banks. He has worked with leading banking institutions, such as Clariden Leu and UBS.
He co-founded Swiss Start-Up Factory, a privately funded and run ICT Startup Accelerator to help, finance and mentored new start-ups in the country and motivate the young entrepreneurs to come forward and realize their dreams. He left banking sector because he always wanted to become an entrepreneur, and he found that the Swiss Bank Sector didn’t have much to offer to his career any further regarding growth. Swiss Start-Up Factory is the number one company of its kind in the country and has helped numerous progressive start-ups. The role of Mike Baur includes both mentorship and as an investor. He helped many Swiss Startups to the road to success and continued to promote Swiss youth entrepreneurship.
Mike Baur did his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Rochester in New York and went on to further pursue executive MBA from the famous University of Berne. Other co-founders of Swiss Start-Up Factory includes Oliver Walzer and Max Meister. Mike Baur is the owner at Think Reloaded AG and serves as the Vice President at Innovation Lab Fribourg. Mike is also one of the co-founders of Swiss Startup Association and holds the position of Deputy Managing Director at Swiss Startup Invest.
At present, he serves as a digital board member for many of the top Swiss companies. His primary focus at the moment is to empower the deserving youth who have a vision and ideas and wants to become an entrepreneur. Mike is ready to open his high-end Swiss Start-Up network and resources to the best of new age Swiss entrepreneurs who can showcase their passion and present their ideas practically with real and possible projections. He is one of the most sought after speakers in many of the startup events and conferences across Switzerland as well as abroad and has also featured on Wall Street Journal.