Mike Baur is the Swiss Businessman who Co-founded and is currently a managing partner of Swiss Startup Factory. Before this, he had been working in the banking industry for two decades. Some of the companies that he worked for include UBS and Clariden Leu.
Just like a real entrepreneur, he quit that job and decided that it was time he started something of his own. So, together with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer, he started the Startup Factory in 2014.
A Little History
Mike worked with the private banking sector in Switzerland and from the position of a commercial apprentice to the system, he moved up the ladder to become the co-founder of Swiss Startup Factory.
He is now at the head of a large Swiss Private Bank which is leaps and bounds ahead of where he was. This company is now the #1 independent and privately financed early stages ICT Startup Accelerator in Switzerland.
He has done a lot of jobs with the youth entrepreneurs in his country understanding very well that they are the ones with the ideas and the strength to build up their country. He understands the lack of capital that youths undergo hence abandoning their projects, hopes and dreams.
He does not just give them the capital to start their own things but also follows up to mentor them and guide them because he understands the need to be led through unfamiliar territory. This has been what has put him where he is.
He also participated as a jury member at the START Summiteer which is a startup pitching contest of the University of St Gallen. He was there because of his role in financing the youth entrepreneurs which is a noble line of work.
He also was at the helm of the partnership of Swiss Startup with Fintech Fusion in February 2016. He eventually appeared in the Wall Street Journal where they detailed his rise from the days as a banker in Swiss private banks to entrepreneurship and startup investments.
Mike Baur is obviously a man who made all the right choices, and he is now enjoying the fruits of his labor, and he can say that he has done and is still doing his part for society, startup businesses and the youth who had long been neglected. As an entrepreneur, he takes the medal home.