The passion and determination that businessman Mike Baur has shown in his contribution towards Swiss startups, banking and finances is quite unparalleled. The Swiss businessman an entrepreneur has a checkered past, having worked in the banking industry for more than 20 years. He has an impressive resume that includes working for Clariden Leu and Sallfort. He however quit and started investing in startup companies and then jointly founded Swiss Startup Factory in 2014 with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer.
From Commercial Apprentice to Business Leader
Mike started his career in banking as a commercial apprentice and rose to the rank of executive board member of one of the largest Swiss private banks. At the age of 39, he quit private banking and begun his entrepreneurial journey and with two partners, they started Swiss Startup Factory. This is one of the top independent and privately financed ventures that Mike uses to support initiatives in Swiss youth entrepreneurships. He provides both financial support ad well as mentorship and is also a co-founder and director at the Swiss Startup Association. Mike studied at the University of Rochester New York where he attained an MBA and is also an Executive MBA from the University of Berne in Switzerland. Mike Baur founded the Swiss Startup Factory venture along with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer.
Executing Innovative Approaches through Startups
The Swiss Startup Factory is an outstanding and well known private independent financial early stage ICT start-up accelerator that operates from Switzerland. The venture’s objectives is to take startups are revolutionize them causing them to have a global presence while shattering established benchmarks in business practices. They work with entrepreneurs that are designing innovative approaches to products and business models. Mike is engaged in the task of fundraising and financing. Through their three month accelerator program for startups, they coach and mentor young entrepreneurs that specialize in digital technology. They also provide financing to young entrepreneurs, give them office space, and give them access to an abundance of network of investors and entrepreneurs.
Other Programs by the Swiss Startup Factory
With the growth and development of the Swiss Startup Factory many investors and partners joined the venture and many programs have been launched. Diabird is a smart lifestyle application that has been designed for people that are diabetic. Diplomero is a very successful platform for online learning in Switzerland. Another program is known as Hello vegan, an online food shop that has been designed with the purpose of serving vegans. The shop has continued to provide vegans with recipes and new vegan products in Switzerland. Startups such as Blinkers, Beaconsmind, and Carhelper have also been launched by the Swiss Startup factory. There is so much for Mike Baur to look forward to and there is no doubt that the Swiss Startup Factory will be responsible for impressive growth of startup companies.