Anyone venturing into the business world or aiming at becoming a successful entrepreneur needs to have the big picture in mind. Switzerland is known to produce some of the most talented entrepreneurs and business people like Mike Baur. Mike comes from a region known as Fribourg and he has been a celebrated entrepreneur especially in the banking industry. He currently serves as the Co-founder and an executive Chairman at Swiss Startup Factory. Those who know Mike can affirm that he has been in the Swiss banking industry for more than 20 years. He has even worked for some of the reputable major Private Banks in Swiss such as USB and Clariden Leu.
Mike is a man who got fascinated by Banking and Finance subjects since he was a teenager. When someone develops such a strong desire for something at that tender age, the power to pursue it is always irresistible. He started his journey towards his entrepreneurial vision in 2014 when he was 39 years old. He founded the Swiss Startup Factory together with his two close partners Max Mister and Oliver Walzer. Amazingly, Swiss Startup Factory has become the top privately financed company. Its ICT Startup Accelerator is independent, and this has given this company a great name in the country.
In most of the entrepreneurial programs running in the country, Mike is always involved. He is so dedicated to entrepreneurial programs that mostly touch on mentorship and youths. Mike is committed to giving other Switzerland Startups the financial help they need. At Swiss Startup Association, Mike offers his services in the capacity of a Co-founder and Director. Mike participated at the START Summiteer as a jury member. The Summiteer is usually pitched at the St Gallen University as a contest for start-ups. In January 2016, CTI Invest entered into a partnership deal with Swiss Startup Factory, and Mike became the Deputy Managing Director.
This businessman is a graduate of the Rochester University in New York and also of Berne University. He graduated with a master’s degree in Business Administration. His entrepreneurial journey, startup investments, and Swiss Banking background have been well profiled by The Wall Street Journal. It’s Mike who has been behind the Swiss Factory’s fundraising and financing rounds. The Swiss Startup Factory was founded with the objective of searching for digital business people and entrepreneurs with a clear vision of thriving in business. The company has strong network ties that offer these entrepreneurs exciting opportunities in Switzerland and across the globe.