About Mike Baur
Mike Baur is a successful entrepreneur who has inspired many people. He is the owners and co-founder of Swiss Startup Factory. He started showing signs of entrepreneurial dedication at a young age. Baur grew up in Freiburg, Switzerland. He pursued business degrees at the University of Rochester and Bern University. Mike Baur was a fast learner. By the age of 16 years old, he had already started his banking career. He became an apprentice for the Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) in 1991. He was very passionate about succeeding in his career. He evaluated the promotions that he could achieve at the firm. Baur believed his career life was a long journey that would take years to achieve. He decided to pursue his passion to help tech startup businesses.
Mike Baur is a public speaker at various startup occasions that include corporate functions, university functions and conferences. He speaks about various methods of starting, investing and accelerating business ventures. Baur`s main areas include startup acceleration, startup scouting, startup DNA, startup investment and setting a Swiss network for promising entrepreneurs. Mike hopes to build a bridge between the new and old economies. He does so by transforming digital and technological innovations. He achieves the objective by being a member of various Swiss companies.
Mike Baur Swiss Banking Career and Entrepreneurial Success
Mike Baur worked at UBS for over 16 years. During his career, Baur provided important advice to Swiss investors, including some of the wealthiest individuals in the country. He was promoted into various advisory ranks at the firm. Mike left UBS for a Zurich office position, at Clariden Leu bank, in 2008. He was a high-ranking officer at the office for 6 years. The post-recession environment, in banking, made his career less appealing. He left the baking industry in 2014 to pursue his goals.
Mike Baur established Swiss Startup Factory to accomplish his objectives, assisting young entrepreneurs in technology startups. He co-founded the organization with Max Meister, a fellow student at Bern University. The company is an incubator program that helps the young tech owners. It provides training and mentoring services to new tech business owners. The company also funds some of the promising businesses. The organization enables the startups to learn methods of securing investors and increasing sales. Mike Baur also organizes various occasions that help entrepreneurs market their products and secure more investors.
Mike Baur encourages entrepreneurs to participate in pitching contests. Mike was one of the jurors at a business contest that occurred in 2014. The START Summiteer occasion takes place at a Swiss university. The founders of 30 startups are allowed to speak publicly about their plans, models and products. The contest is designed for businesses that are valued at less than $1 million. Financial experts evaluate the plans and rate the business to determine the winner. The most promising startups, based on their innovations and creativity, attract multiple investors. Mike Baur helped in establishing SSUF, a renowned business incubator, in 2014. He has also helped various organizations, including Think Reloaded.