Mike Baur is a renowned Swiss entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and managing director of Swiss Startup Factory and also the co-founder and director of Swiss Startup Association. He has spent over 20 years in the banking industry. In 2014, Baur started his entrepreneurial journey and founded Swiss Startup Factory. Under his leadership, Swiss Startup Factory has been ranked as the best independent and privately financed early phase ICT startup accelerator. Baur graduated with MBA from the University of Rochester New York and later earned an executive MBA from the University of Berne. Baur is devoted to supporting several Swiss youth entrepreneurs financially and as their mentor.
Baur began his career at UBS Wealth Management where he worked for six years until 2008 when he left for Clariden Leu. At Clariden Leu he served as the business area head private banking Switzerland. In 2011 he was promoted to serve as the head private banking Switzerland. In 2012, he left Clariden Leu for Sallfort Privatebank AG where he served as the head of private banking until 2014.
2014 marked the start of his entrepreneurial career. After leaving Sallfort, he founded two companies’ Baur IS and Think Reloaded Ag. By the end of 2014, he co-founded Swiss Startup Factory AG. Today, Baur holds various positions in several organizations. He is the vice president of Innovation Lab Fribourg (ILF), where he empowers students from business, sciences and engineering faculties to bring new technologies to the market. He also serves as the deputy managing director at Swiss Startup Invest
About Swiss Startup Factory
Swiss Startup Factory was established with the aim of providing an excellent execution platform to guide Swiss’ young and talented entrepreneurs through a dedicated and business oriented process from the start to the end with pre-determined milestones. The company is based in Zurich, and it is an accelerator searching for thriving digital entrepreneurs.
The firm runs a three-month start-up accelerator program, which offers young entrepreneurs with a unique array of services. The services include mentoring, coaching, office space and entrepreneurial network with a goal of achieving the firm’s ambitious goals. The training equips the learners with knowledge in payroll management, financial statements and financial health review, cash flow reports, tax and VAT reporting, bookkeeping and invoice management.
Aside from being a figure to reckon in the business world, Baur has also made a name for community activities. Mike Baur is involved in various community activities. Baur is a community wellness activist and participates in fitness challenges, road races and corporate shield running events. He serves as a board member at Upset Forever as well as The Peace Center for Performing Arts in Greenville.