Mike Baur is a renowned entrepreneur with a Swiss background. His entrepreneurial expertise is evident in an enriched portfolio that depicts several prosperous engagements with startups as well as a number of key contributions to the finance and banking industry. Baur passionately developed his early entrepreneurial interests into a successful career. Just as he was able to successfully incorporate his passion into his corporate life from a very young age, he strongly aspires to motivate and guide the young future leaders of today.
The Swiss Roots of Mike Baur and his Career Development
Originating from the region of Fribourg in Switzerland, Mike Baur had dreamt of honing an adept persona for building a career within the finance and banking sectors. His academic accomplishments consist of a B.A.Sc. degree on Banking and Finance in the year of 2000, a Master’s degree in Business Administration as well as an EMBA degree in the year of 2008. He attained his B.A.Sc. degree from the University of Applied Sciences Bern. He acquired his MBA degree from University of Rochester New York. His EMBA degree was awarded by the University of Bern as well.
Mike Baur began his corporate life serving valuable roles within several finance and banking institutes. He served Executive positions for around 20 years within a reputable Swiss Private Bank after he started off being a commercial trainee at UBS. After spending 17 years at UBS AG, he served the position of the Head of Private Banking at Clariden Leu. From 2012 to 2014, he fulfilled the responsibilities of the Head of Private Banking at Sallfort Private Bank AG.
Mike Baur’s entrepreneurial journey began in 2014 when he co-founded the Swiss Startup Factory. Presently, he is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of the Swiss Startup Factory where he is responsible for fundraising and managing the financing rounds. He is also the Founding Partner and Director of the Swiss Startup Association.
Mike Baur’s Current Endeavor – The Swiss Startup Factory
The Swiss Startup Factory is a prominent startup accelerator that is based in Zurich. The prime objective of this platform is to identify ambitious digital entrepreneurs for whom it runs a three-month program. The program is designed to deliver exclusive opportunities through unique 360-degree services, mentoring and coaching. There are opportunities for young entrepreneurs to benefit from a strong global network of entrepreneurs and investors as well as receive financial support and a beautiful office space centered within the heart of Zurich, all thanks to the Swiss Startup Factory.