Mike Baur is a banking expert who has been venturing in entrepreneurship and investments since 2014. He is has devoted himself to offering financial support to Swiss startups that deal with digital technology. The businessman is a co-founder of the Swiss Startup Factory, which is a private firm that has been investing in innovative technology-based businesses. The company manages operations from its head offices in Zurich.
Mr. Baur has always had a passion for the banking industry, and this has driven him to make significant accomplishments in the field. He worked as finance expert for about two decades and was an employee of UBS and Clariden Leu. While working at the banking institutions, Mike learned a lot about startups since he interacted with many businesspeople. His knowledge motivated him to partner with Max Mister and Oliver Walzer in the establishment of the Swiss Startup Factory. Baur has been serving as the company’s managing director from when it was established. He is the head of the acceleration programs of the company and is also in charge of sourcing funds.
The Swiss Startup Factory has encouraged several investors to commit millions of dollars to innovative Swiss startups. Mike works with business leaders who guide the young entrepreneurs on how they can succeed in the corporate world. He has also been facilitating the activities of different organizations that are devoted to growing startups. Baur is one of the Swiss Startup Foundation’s directors. The University of Gallen appreciated his excellent work and appointed him to serve on the jury of the START Summiteer, which is a startup competition. CTI Investment appointed the businessman to act as its MD after it collaborated with Swiss Startup Factory.
The accomplishments of Mike Baur have also been facilitated by his academic qualifications. He holds an Executive MBA. His success story was featured in the Wall Street Journal in December 2016. The paper wrote about his career as a banking professional, ventures in ICT startups, and entrepreneurship journey. Mike manages the finances of the Swiss Startup Factory. He is also the head of the firm’s funding programs and has been striving to source enough money to support its operations. The entrepreneur created connections when he was in the banking industry, and they have made it easy for him to access investors. The resources that the Swiss Startup Factory offers have enabled young businesses to secure a niche in the corporate world.