Mike Baur, now the founder of Swiss Startup Factory, was born in Fribourg, Switzerland. In his early years, he decided to take a job in banking. Little did he know that his whole career would later revolve around that choice. For the next twenty years, he continued working in the banking industry, and he built his knowledge and experience in the financial world. He worked for big companies like UBS and Clariden, and he was slowly promoted upward. At one point, Mike Baur was even working as an executive board member.
This early work in banking was what sparked his passion for finances and banking, and it’s no surprise that he then went to make his whole career out of it. He quit his job, and he decided to become an entrepreneur that invests in small start-up companies.
2014 was an important year; it was then that he teamed up with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer, co-founding a company called Swiss Startup Factory. Today, this company runs a successful business providing three-month programs of financing, coaching, and services to promising start-up companies. The Swiss Startup Factory work with entrepreneurs day by day to keep them on course to growing a successful business, and they even provide office space to help their business.
Today, they have success stories of businesses like Volohub and Strukd, businesses which they mentored to become inspiring examples to other startups. In Switzerland, The Swiss Startup Factory was the first of its kind.
Today, Mike Baur takes care of the fundraising and financing at Swiss Startup Factory. He also believes in sharing his knowledge, and he’s a frequent speaker at universities and companies to talk all about startup companies and how they can thrive. On March of 2017, he attended START Summit, an entrepreneur conference run by students. The whole event was filled with young adults inspired to start their own businesses, and Baur was there to help them on their journey. He wants to inspire others to startup their own companies to build successful businesses of the future.
Today, Baur and his company continue to help young entrepreneurs become successes.