Mike Baur is a Swiss entrepreneur; he is the chief executive officer and the managing director of Swiss Startup Factory where he is also a co-founder with his two other partners. Mike went to the University of Rochester where he attained MBA, and subsequently, he achieved executive MBA from the University of Berne. Mike has been in Swiss private banking for over 20 years where he has gathered incredible amount of experience in financial industry.
Mike has worked in various financial industries rising from a commercial apprentice all the way up to an executive board member of the largest Swiss private banks. Some of the institution he served includes UBS and Clariden Lieu.
Mike co-founded Swiss Startup Factory in 2014 at the age of 39, with his two associates Oliver Walzer and Max Meister. Swiss Startup Factory is currently the largest independent and privately financed early stage ICT Startup Accelerator.
The Swiss startup Factory was driven by the need to develop and provide global facilities that disrupt the popular products, norms, and business strategies. The company, therefore, offers a three-month program that helps assist early stage startups with financing, mentoring, coaching, services, office space and also the provision of access to vast and complex entrepreneurial and investor network.
The factory makes bold moves and claims which they strive to meet and achieve. Swiss startup factory offers 360 degrees services to emerging startups companies. The team offers tailored services to get ideas of an individual, or a startup started. A fully complete accelerator program from a- z to help a company from the point of departure till they bring their product to the market. The group also offers customized services that enable mature startups to thrive and grow.
The company has also partnered with the best academic institutions in Switzerland to support individuals with exceptional and extraordinary talents. It is a pre-accelerator program that offers a couple of services such as coaching, product development, and professionally taught pitch training among other services.
Mike played a significant role as a jury at a startup pitching contest during startup Summiteer that took place at the University of St. Gallen. 1n 2016 Swiss startup partnered with CTI and Mike was named as Managing Director of CTI. In Feb 2016 the factory also partnered with Fintech Fusion.