Swiss Startup Factory is an ideal place for anyone who would want to grow their business and extend their professional horizon. It supports aspiring tech entrepreneurs financially by creating a platform for them to thrive, enhancing their chances of succeeding. Swiss Startup Factory’s accelerator program serves as a breeding place for start-ups. Over time, Swiss Startup Factory has opened up many networks around the globe. Besides, it invites entrepreneurs, investors, and advisors from various industries across the world. Again, it works in close collaboration with major investors to enhance its services.
Mike Baur was born and grew up in Fribourg, Switzerland. He became passionate about banking and finance way back as a teenager. He holds an MBA from the University of Rochester New York as well as an Executive MBA from the University of Bern.
Mike Baur boasts of over two decades of experience in the Swiss banking sector. He began as a commercial apprentice before rising to the top managerial positions. In 2014, at the age of 39, Mike left banking to follow his passion for startup companies. He partnered with his two partners, Max Meister and Oliver Walzer to start the leading independent and privately-financed ICT accelerator, the Swiss Startup Factory. As a mentor and financial advisor, Mike Baur spends much of his time in the Swiss youth entrepreneurship. For example, he participated as a juror during the START Summiteer, a startup contest aimed at helping aspiring entrepreneurs build an extensive entrepreneurial network.
In 2016, Mike Baur assumed the mantle of the Deputy Managing Director of CTI Invest after joining forces with the Swiss Startup Factory. Driven by his passion for banking, Mike Baur was inclined to propelling the Swiss startup space to a global level. While at top positions in the banking sector, Mike Baur worked with many renowned investors. That helped nurture his talent as an entrepreneur and find solutions to all the challenges facing the Swiss Startup Factory. Mike Baur was once frustrated by his colleagues for not seizing opportunities brought about by market turmoil during the financial crisis. Although Mike didn’t change his position, he was able to navigate trends at established businesses and help managers adapt and take decisive action. Mike viewed the banking sector as a complacent industry. It helped him develop a strong urge to develop a dynamic firm that can adapt to changes.