Mike Baur was born and raised in Fribourg, Switzerland, where he grew up with an interest in finances. This interest turned into a career in banking for Mike. After earning his MBA from the University of Bern and other degrees from the University of Rochester, Mike went on to work in banking for more than 2 decades. Mike managed to work as an executive for Switzerland’s leading private bank for almost 10 years, where he was praised for his large contribution to the company’s growth.
As of late, Mike Baur has all his focus set on his company the Swiss Startup Factory. As the CEO for this company, Mike plans the fundraising projects and ensures finances are always in the green. Mike’s extensive knowledge in finances through his career in banking has given him the experience he needs to guide the Swiss Startup Factory successfully while also mentoring up and coming entrepreneurs to be successful themselves. Mike not only helps his clients through the Swiss Startup Factory, but he also spends time traveling to speak and give advice to young entrepreneurs around the world.
Switzerland’s Swiss Startup Factory is located in Zurich and the company’s main focus is helping new and old entrepreneurs lead successful businesses. The majority of businesses fail within the first couple of years because of a lack of management skills. Also, this is a crucial time for building and spreading a brand name before negative returns deplete the money pool. The Swiss Startup Factory’s success in creating new startups has named them one of the leading companies in Switzerland with many accomplishments since starting up in just 2014.
Since the company first launched, Mike has been continually building their network and relationships with companies all over the world to help advance the companies goals. This also enables the Swiss Startup Factory to match clients with opportunities all around the world. Mike Baur, Max Meister, and Oliver Walzer founded the Swiss Startup Factory together with the common goal of helping individuals use their ideas to create successful businesses and have done so with wide acclaim. The unique accelerator program offered by the Swiss Startup Factory helps mentor clients for months to properly teach business management and growth strategy.