Mike Baur: Helping Young Swiss Tech Entrepreneurs To Succeed

Businessman and entrepreneurs Mike Baur is so committed to working towards a brighter future for the Swiss economy, he have up a lucrative banking career to assist Swiss tech startups. He has co-founded Switzerland’s leading privately-financed new business incubator, Swiss Startup Factory, and works with several other organizations dedicated to supporting new Swiss entrepreneurs.

 

Raised in Switzerland’s Freiburg region, Mike Baur started his banking career at age 16. He also earned MBAs from the University of Rochester and Bern University. Baur began working as an apprentice at Union Bank of Switzerland in 1991. By the time he left UBS in 2008, he was advising some of the richest Swiss investors. Mike Baur then began working at the Swiss bank Clariden Leu’s Zurich office. He spent 6 years with the company as a wealth manager. In 2014, he left the banking industry to focus on helping young tech entrepreneurs build their companies.

 

Working with fellow Bern University graduate Max Meister, Baur co-founded Swiss Startup Factory in 2014. The three-month incubator program provides mentoring, training, funding and a wide range of other valuable support services to Swiss entrepreneurs. That includes free office space in the heart of Zurich. The entrepreneurs are taught how to market their products and services internationally and are put in contact with a network of global funding sources and fellow tech entrepreneurs. This increases their chances for long-term success.

 

Mike Baur also served as a juror at START Summiteer, a pitching competition held by a Swiss university that lets seasoned financial experts evaluate and rate startups and connect them to sources of substantial investments. Baur also started Think Reloaded, a firm offering affluent clients sophisticated financial advice. He also works with CTI Invest and in 2016 began collaborating with BV4, a company which estimates ideas, inventions and intellectual property’s monetary value. Baur explained a major reason for Swiss Startup Factor’s success is the financial commitment of its leadership to the program. Baur focuses on fundraising and financing at SSF.

 

The work Mike Baur is doing with Swiss Startup Factory, Think Reloaded and as a BV4 board member has helped many young Swiss entrepreneurs refine and implement a number of pioneering technological ideas. He has helped promote technological progress and economic development in Switzerland. Baur has helped provide valuable resources for young entrepreneurs that had great ideas and desperately needed help developing them. Mike Baur is making a difference.

 

What Does Tony Petrello Have Cooking In The Financial Kitchen?

Nabors Industries, originally known by the name Anglo Energy when it was founded in 1968, is one of the world’s leading oil drilling and natural gas welling companies. It’s currently listed on the S&P 500 – also known as Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index – meaning that it’s one of the best-performing shares out on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) today. Its financial statements are fruitful for the most recent fiscal year, totaling in at a net income of over 1 billion dollars, earned off of revenues totaling slightly less than 2.25 billion dollars.

Believe it or not, Nabors Industries hasn’t always been the powerhouse it is today. Tony Petrello, longtime executive and current chief executive officer. Having taken on a wealth of responsibilities at the helm of Nabors since he joined the team in 1991, Mr. Petrello currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and the President of the organization, undoubtedly facilitating its widespread success. For more info about us: http://people.equilar.com/bio/anthony-petrello-nbr/salary/503049#.WKHy57YrKRs click here.

Tony Petrello actually came from a humble home, in which his parents didn’t have enough money to send him to private school or purchase brand new clothes every school year. This beginning urged him to become successful. Ever since the time he first learned how to read books, he read academic textbooks for fun to boost his knowledge. According to many classmates and peers of his, Mr. Petrello was one of the smartest kids in his school, known as a bona fide math whiz.

The current Nabors Industries Ltd Chief Executive Officer even received an offer directly from Yale University to attend their college. That’s an accomplishment in itself, but get this – Mr. Tony Petrello was recruited just like an athlete, who haven’t put in applications to school but still garner interest from the highest of educational institutions. That’s Petrello’s college experience in a nutshell.

Having a strong affinity towards math, Tony decided that he would become a mathematician. As such, he majored in mathematics at Yale University for his undergraduate degree, then did the same for a master’s in one of the most rigorous, wrenching, difficult coursework plans in the entire Ivy League mathematics.

Funny enough, Tony didn’t want to be a mathematician by the time he graduated from Yale University for the second time – both with honors, by the way – and aimed towards a Juris Doctorate from the most prestigious school in the world, Harvard Law School. Three years later, he became an attorney at Baker & McKenzie in the Big Apple.