Mike Baur is a revered Swiss entrepreneur. He is the managing partner and co-founder of the Swiss Startup Factory. The organization was launched in 2014. It is based in Zurich. The Swiss Startup Factory is an accelerator that looks for thriving digital entrepreneurs to provide them with exciting opportunities. The organization offers premier opportunities to entrepreneurs via its network in Switzerland and across the world. It manages a three month start-up initiative where it offers a platform of unique services such as mentoring and coaching. They also have a large office space at the heart of Zurich. The Swiss Startup Factory has a broad entrepreneurial network.
Mike Baur’s company’s objective is to turn startups into global firms that disrupt prevailing products, norms, and business models. The company has a twofold vision. First, it seeks to manage a startup accelerator initiative, which will be the world’s gold standard for the rest of accelerator programs. Second, the entity would like to offer startups with various innovative services.
For more than 20 years, Mike Baur worked in the banking industry. He primarily served customers seeking for different ways of growing the businesses. Mike is affiliated with renowned institutions such as Clariden Leu and UBS. He quit this high-flying job to invest in startup firms. Mike found great success in helping small agencies to grow and become large corporations in various industries. He co-established the Swiss Startup Factory alongside Oliver Walzer and Max Meister. Mike participated as a jury in the University of St. Gallen’s START Summiteer, a start-up pitching competition.
In 2016, Mike Baur became the deputy managing director of CTI after Swiss Startup Factory collaborated with CTI. He led the Swiss Startup Factory via its accelerator program with Goldback Group at the beginning of 2016. Within this period, he also led the Swiss Startup Factory’s partnership with Fintech Fusion. In December 2016, Baur’s successful career starting from banking to entrepreneurship as well as startup investments was profiled by the Wall Street Journal.
Mike Baur invests considerable time in the Swiss youth entrepreneurship. He also supports several Swiss Startups both as a mentor and financially. In addition, Baur is the director and co-founder of the Swiss Startup Association. He is an alumnus of the University of Rochester where he earned his MBA. Additionally, Mike Baur enrolled in the University of Berne where he earned an executive MBA. Baur continues to offer different opportunities to exceptional digital entrepreneurs through the Swiss Startup Factory.