Mike Baur is an accomplished Swiss businessman as well as an entrepreneur. He went to the University of Rochester to pursue a degree in Business Administration. He became passionate about banking and finance way back as a teenager. Mike worked at Clariden Leu and USB Companies as a banker for over 20 years. His entrepreneurial journey started in 2014, at the age of 39 after quitting banking to start investing in startup companies. Mike Baur partnered with Oliver Walzer and Max Meister to start Swiss Startup Factory, an independently-financed startup accelerator based in Zurich, Switzerland.
Besides, Mike Baur participated as a jury member during the START Summiteer, a prestigious startup competition held at St Gallen University. The contest allows new ICT start-ups to showcase their products and services to potential investors. Led by his passion for the youths, Mike Baur would provide financial support and coaching to the promising start-ups. Besides being the co-founder of Swiss Startup Factory, Mike Baur is its financier. In January 2016, Mike Baur’s Swiss Startup Factory joined forces with CTI Invest to develop the Swiss startup ecosystem. Upon forming a partnership, Mike was named the Deputy Managing Director of CTI Invest.
About Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF)
Swiss Startup Factory was started in 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland to identify and support promising digital entrepreneurs. Recently, SSUF has launched a three-months-long accelerator program to empower tech entrepreneurs in Switzerland. During the three-month accelerator program, owners of ICT startups learn about finance and building entrepreneurial networks. They also learn how to present a selling idea to potential investors. Again, young digital entrepreneurs learn how to bring their innovative ideas to the market. The accelerator program uses canvas methodology to help tech entrepreneurs develop feasible business ideas.
Swiss startup accelerator program best suits young digital entrepreneurs who want to transform the world with their innovative ideas. Working at Swiss Startup Factory allows you to interact with experts and fellow innovators in a collaborative environment. Again, Swiss Startup Factory allows you to build extended entrepreneurial networks all over the world.