Mike Baur is the ever-enthusiastic co-founder of Swiss Startup Factory, and manages the funding and financing of the company. He is an entrepreneur and businessman with a genuine heart of gold, and has made it his life-mission to help every day, average people start up the businesses they’ve always dreamed of, in the simplest ways they never thought of. His company provides the very clever service of combining all aspects of business-starting in a 3-month program; it simplifies the process by providing a one-stop shop of: financing, coaching, mentoring, office spacing, and giving exclusive access to networks in the investor/entrepreneurial world.
Baur has quite the impressive work history, as well. He worked in banking for more than 20-years, including both UBS and Clariden Lew. After resigning there, he began to invest in various startup companies, and in 2014 he co-founded Swiss Startup Factory along with Oliver Walzer and Max Meister. By 2016, he became the Deputy Managing Director of CTI Invest after Swiss Startup Factory and CTI became business partners. Baur spearheaded Swiss Startup Factory right through its infancy with the help of the Goldback Group and Fintech Fusion, and in December 2016, he was featured in a Wall Street Journal article covering his early career spanning from his banking-investment days to entrepreneurship. In addition, He is very enthusiastic about the digital age in which he resides, and acts as a Digital Board Member in several Swiss companies.
Baur spends much time speaking at various venues such as universities, mid-size companies, and start-up events and is passionate about giving back to society all that he has learned with the intent to, says Baur on his LinkedIn page, “give back the knowledge about the magic of accelerating startup ideas in Switzerland and developing new digital companies.”
He delights in communicating with those who share the same interests, and makes himself very reachable and approachable to the public. In addition to his work, he is an avid sports fan who loves his hometown hockey club called Fribourg Gotteron and he absolutely adores following the Swiss Tennis Pros on the ATP tour.
Mike Baur has gifted the world with his think-big and common-sense approach to starting businesses. He loves what he does, and seems to have found purpose in helping and caring for others who wish to dream big. The world is truly a better place for having him in it.