Mike Baur is the co-founder and executive chairman at Swiss Startup Factory. He is in control of the fundraisers and financial operations for the company. He has an extensive background in the Swiss banking industry, with 20 years of experience.
Mike Baur isn’t anything short of a hard worker. He grew up in Freiburg, an area in Switzerland. Baur obtained a business degree from Bern University. He attended the University of Rochester and received another business degree. He got his start at an early age. Mike Baur started his banking career at the age of 16. By 1991, he was an apprentice of the Union Bank of Switzerland (USB). He continued to work for USB and received a promotion to an advisory position before the age of 30. Mike Baur offered knowledgeable advice to some of the world’s richest individuals, as well as Swiss investors. He had great success with the company, however, Baur made the choice to leave USB in 2008. He began working for the Zurich office of the Clariden Leu Bank. He held a high level position there for six years before leaving to explore other things. The recession had a negative impact on the banking industry, making it less engaging to Baur. He wanted to concentrate more on his passion of helping other tech entrepreneurs. His goal involved assisting technology startups with young business owners. In 2014, Mike Baur partnered up with Max Meister, a fellow classmate, to start the Swiss Startup Factory.
The Swiss Startup Factory Programs
They started a Incubator program to help Swiss entrepreneurs through training and supportive mentoring. It also assisted with funding for potential startup companies. Through the programs and services provided, startups gain long-term success. The Swiss Startup Factory influences entrepreneurs to enter pitching contests as a way to obtain funding for their businesses. The program allows them to publicly speak about their products, business models and visions. They are evaluated and a winner is chosen.
Shortly afterwards, Mike Baur founded a new firm called Think Reloaded. The company offers wise financial advice to wealthy clients.
Because Baur decided to break away from his predictable banking career and follow his passion, he has helped many entrepreneurs accomplish their dreams.