Mike Baur is the both a co-founder and Managing Director at the Swiss Startup Factory. He is a well-renowned entrepreneur who has made his mark in the business world. Mike spent his early life in Freiburg, Switzerland. He attended both University of Rochester and Bern University where he attained business degrees. Before joining the self-employed sector, Mike was part of the white collar job system where he worked as a banker in Union Bank of Switzerland. Mike’s interest in banking started at a tender age of only just but 16years old. By the age of thirty years, Mike earned promotion to a better ranked advisory position. His banking skills were a cut above the others.
Mike Baur offered advice to tycoons and wealthy investors in Switzerland. However, even when Baur looked set for a brighter future in banking, he decided to quit Union Bank of Switzerland to take another job at the Clariden Leu bank. He equally did not stick in his new job for a long time. Baur worked in Clariden Leu for only six years despite holding a supreme position. Later, he departed banking and started making investments in startup companies. This would later seem to be his path to success.
In 2014, Mike Baur, Mike Meister, and Oliver Walzer all co-founded the Swiss Startup Factory. Initially, Mike had taken his chances at a startup pitching contest at the University of St Gallen where he participated as a member of the jury. While at the management of the Swiss Startup Factory, Mike has been one to organize fundraisers that aim at aiding young owners in funding their technology startups across the globe. This program is of benefit to startup firms as they can access mentor-ship programs. They also get access to rent-free offices within the first three months of its launching.
The most vital benefit is being able to connect with diverse talents from all over the world to be able to share ideas, compare projects, and even partner up to increase the chances of getting funds from agencies. Swiss Startup Factory also encourages technology startups to enroll in pitch contests. Mike Baur also founded the Think Reloaded firm that provides financial advice to all clients. Fundraising to help in funding technology startups is the primary goal of Mike Baur at SSUF. Currently, Swiss Startup Factory has been involved in setting up over a dozen number of technology startups.