Mike Baur is a Swiss entrepreneur and a businessman. He is the executive chairman and co-founder of Swiss Start-up factory. This is a firm whose mission is to take the start-ups and turn them into global companies with unique norms, products, and models. The company aims to build sustainable successful startups in the ICT sector. The company’s vision is to run independently and privately financed startups accelerator programs that will be global gold standards. They also aim to provide any startups with a complete turnaround start up service. Talented young entrepreneurs are prepared for the founding of their business within a three-month program. They are expected to complete three milestones. Up to ten startup teams start the accelerator program in February and September of each year. The startups have the financial and technical support and the access to a unique network from the company.
Mike Baur served in the private banking industry. He climbed the ladder from a commercial apprentice at UBS to an executive board member of Swiss private bank. He had experience of more than 20 years in banking before he ventured into investing in startup companies. He co-founded the Swiss startup factory with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer in 2014. He was 39 years old. Its co-working space is located in Zurich. He became the deputy managing director of CTI invest when Swiss Startup Factory partnered with CTI in January 2016. The Swiss Startup Factory has led accelerator programs in Switzerland for two years. Mike Baur led the factory through an accelerator program with Goldbach Group and its partnership with Geneva-based Fintech accelerator Fusion in February 2016. He was assisted by the expertise of more than 50 mentors.
Mike is responsible for financing and fundraising at Swiss Start-up factory. Swiss startup factory is ready to proceed to the next development phase through co-founding of ten young Swiss companies and strategic partnerships with companies such as Helvetia, Goldbach Group, AMAG, and Red Bull Media House. This is an indicator that the company’s job is profound. It is trusted to play a major role on startups in Switzerland and globally. Mike Baur’s early career in banking and the venture into entrepreneurship and startups was profiled by the Wallstreet journal in December 2016. He holds an MBA from the University of Rochester, New York and an Executive MBA from the University of Berne.