The career of Mike Baur
Mike Baur has had a passion for banking and finance since he was a teenager. That explains why he later pursued the passion and made a career from it. Mike earned his executive MBA from the University of Bern. He also attained his MBA from the University of Rochester. Mike has worked in the Swiss banking industry for 20 years. In his 20 successful years in this career, Mike was rising through the ranks to become an executive board member at a well-known Swiss private bank. He worked for multiple Swiss banks including Sallfort and Clariden.
Mike Baur started his entrepreneurial journey in 2014 at the age of 39. Mike started Swiss Startup Factory together with two other partners with the aim of mentoring and supporting young digital innovators. Swiss Startup Factory is privately owned and independently financed. It is the first of its kind in Switzerland.
Mike has a passion for the youth. That explains why Mike Baur spends most of his time supporting and mentoring young entrepreneurs through coaching and offering financial aid to promising start-ups. Mike is the chief executive officer of the Swiss Startup Factory. Baur is also in charge of fundraising and financing at Swiss Startup Factory.
About Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF)
SSUF was established in 2014 in Zurich. The primary goal of Swiss Startup Factory was to identify and support thriving digital entrepreneurs. The company runs an accelerator program that runs for three months. During the accelerator program, SSUF coaches and mentors entrepreneurs in areas such as investor network, finance, office space, and entrepreneurial network.
Young companies specializing in digital technologies get a chance at Swiss Startup Factory to undergo a structured accelerator program. It enables young companies to come up with the growing innovative power to allow them to compete in the global market. SSUF selects start-ups to go through the accelerator program. The start-ups go through paces and later get tested to make sure they can create a selling idea. By the end of the program, they should also be able to pitch the idea to potential investors.
Ambitious young people can use Swiss Startup Factory accelerator program as a platform to set the world ablaze with their unique ideas and innovations. During the three-month program, entrepreneurs are helped to bring their innovative ideas to the market by using the lean canvas methodology. The young and ambitious entrepreneurs get a chance to work with other innovators and professionals in a collaborative environment. Young entrepreneurs can apply online for the next accelerator batch. SSUF has two intakes; January and September intakes.