Background of Mike Baur
Mike Baur is the co-founder of Swiss Startup Factory, a leading Swiss startup accelerator. He leverages his over 20 years of experience in the banking sector to account for Swiss Startup Factory’s financing and fundraising. The Swiss Startup Factory started in 2014 to create opportunities and help thriving digital entrepreneurs to establish a network within Switzerland and across the world. Currently, it runs a three-month-long accelerator program through which it mentors, coach, offers an office space, and an entrepreneurial network to help Swiss startups to accomplish their ambitious goals.
The Swiss Startup Factory devotes to inspiring and empowering young Swiss entrepreneurs with top expertise platform to help them get off the ground. Mike Baur has an extensive background in banking and entrepreneurship. In fact, he began his career as a commercial apprentice at UBS and Clariden Leu. While aged 39, Mike Baur left banking to venture into start-ups organizations. He teamed up with Oliver Walzer and Max Meister to start the Swiss Startup Factory. Still, in 2014, he launched Think Reloaded to partner with the Swiss Startup Factory to offer training and plan the Swiss Startup Day. Recently, the SSUF has established an alliance with BV4 to team up in weighing the monetary value of ideas and inventions.
As a leadership trainer, Mike Baur participated as a juror during the START Summiteer, a startup accelerator conference held at St Gallen University. In 2016, he spearheaded the Swiss Startup Factory through its partnership with CTI Invest. Upon the merger, Mike Baur was appointed the deputy managing Director of CTI Invest. In the same year, he led the Swiss Startup Factory through its reunion with the German-based Fintech Fusion. Currently, Mike Baur serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Swiss Startup Factory and Think Reloaded. Besides, overseeing SSUF’s fundraising and financing, Mike serves on the board of BV4. Mike Baur’s efforts have helped many young tech entrepreneurs implement and refine their innovative ideas.
Mike Baur’s Swiss Startup Factory is a startup accelerator that promotes economic development and technological progress. It helps young digital entrepreneurs in Switzerland to gain access to investment funds and a free office space in the heart of Zurich. Besides, the Swiss Startup Factory helps speed up the startup progress to ensure innovative ideas get into the market at the right time. Today, Mike Baur continues a legacy to help Swiss entrepreneurs make their dreams a reality.