Mike Baur is the founder of a company known as Swiss Startup Factory. Swiss Startup runs an accelerator program that mentors tech startup ideas that have chances of growing into successful businesses. Through Swiss startup Factory, Mike Baur mentors and trains business oriented young entrepreneurs on how they should plan and manage their businesses. Through the program, he is also able to find funding sources for ideas that come out on top plus introducing the young entrepreneurs to experienced people in the business sector who can share ideas with the young entrepreneurs. Mike Baur has had a long career working in the Swiss financial industry. He worked for a number of banks before leaving to start his own ventures. This is when he formed Swiss Startup Factory with a friend.
Mike Baur was born in Freiburg Switzerland. To become the entrepreneur and business leader he is today, he underwent through an education system that saw him earn a business degree from Bern University. He later an earned an MBA from the University of Rochester. According to the Wall Street Journal, Mike Baur started his banking career at the age of 16. He joined the UBS (Union Bank of Switzerland) in 1991 as an apprentice. The manager at the bank realized how good he was in his work and decided to offer him a long-term employment opportunity although at some point he declined the offer and left for another bank.
Mike Baur worked for the UBS for about 2 decades. During his time he was a senior advisor on financial matters at the bank. He was barely 30 years old when this was happening. In his position as a financial advisor, he offered counsel to some of the richest people in the country at the time. After spending close to 2 decades at UBS, Mike finally quit to join UBS in 2008 and joined another bank called Clariden Leu. He was working in their Zurich offices, At Clariden Leu, Mike Baur spent most held a senior position for 6 years. In 2014 Mike left the banking industry altogether and decided to start his own businesses.
Mike Baur loved entrepreneurship. All through he knew that one day he would start a business but he had first to concentrate on getting the right knowledge on financial management that would help him run his own businesses. In 2014, together with his business partner Max Meister, they started Swiss Startup Factory.