About Mike Baur
Mike Baur is a Swiss entrepreneur and businessman. His passion for finance and banking began way back as a teenager. Mike began his banking career in his hometown, Fribourg, Switzerland. He has relentlessly pursued his passion and made a career out of it. He earned an MBA from the University of Rochester as well as an executive MBA from the Berne University of Business. Mike Baur currently serves as a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Swiss Startup Factory, an ICT startup accelerator based in Switzerland. Besides, he oversees the Swiss Startup Factory’s finance department. Mike Baur worked in the Swiss banking sector for over two decades. Here, he worked his way up to the position of the executive board member of the Swiss Private Bank. Previously, Mike Baur practiced banking at UBS, Sallfort and Clariden Leu.
Mike Baur’s entrepreneurial journey took shape in 2014 after joining forces with his two partners to start Swiss Startup Factory. He looks forward to mentoring and supporting young digital entrepreneurs in Switzerland. Swiss Startup Factory ranks as the Swiss leading ICT startup accelerator. The startup accelerator runs a three-month accelerator program to help aspiring entrepreneurs get off the ground amid economic hardship. Besides business, Mike Baur devotes his leisure time to mentoring young entrepreneurs through coaching and training. He also spends much of his leisure time generating ideas to develop his company.
About Swiss Startup Factory
Swiss Startup Factory is a leading ICT startup accelerator based in Zurich, Switzerland. It helps in identifying and creating opportunities for young tech entrepreneurs in Switzerland. Swiss Startup Factory runs a three-month-long accelerator program to help aspiring tech entrepreneurs showcase their products and reach out potential investors. Mike Baur’s accelerator program targets young entrepreneurs who are passionate about technology. It’s a nonbiased program that seeks to educate and mentor aspiring business leaders to help accelerate the growth of their ventures. It also helps aspiring Swiss entrepreneurs to build extensive entrepreneurial networks, access financial aid, and obtain an office space in Zurich.
At Swiss Startup Factory, young tech entrepreneurs undergo a structured accelerator program to hone their managerial skills. During the three-month-long accelerator program, startups get an opportunity to interact and share their ideas and experiences. Business experts help them learn how to bring their ideas to the market through the lean canvas approach. Swiss Startup Factory creates an opportunity for its employees to interact with business experts in a collaborative environment.