Mike Baur is a businessman and entrepreneur. He is the founder of the company Swiss Start Up Factory. Baur and two business partners started Swiss Start Up Factory back in 2014. He said there were many platforms that were like his, so he set out to develop an accelerator funded and managed platform in private. Many companies are supported by public authorities.
Prior to co-finding Swiss Start Up Factory, Baur was in the banking industry. In fact, he worked in the industry for over 20 years. Throughout his banking career, he worked for major banking institutions such as Clariden Leu and UBS. He eventually quit to start his own company.
Baur initially worked at UBS as a commercial apprentice. He worked hard and eventually became part of the management team at one of the biggest private Swiss banks.
Baur is passionate about helping people launch their own Startups, hence the reason he co-founded his company. He helps people in Switzerland. His passions include scouting for startups, investing in startups and startup acceleration work.
One of Baur’s main missions when it comes to his work is to bridge the gap between the old economy and the digital economy, AKA the new economy. He wants to help companies solve problems that come along with the digital economy. In fact, this is one of the reasons he is on numerous companies’ digital boards.
Many universities have invited Baur to be a keynote speaker. He has also been a speaker at numerous small and medium-sized corporate events and startup events.
Besides his passion for business and helping companies become successful, Baur describes himself as a huge sports fan. He was born in Fribourg Gotteron and he is a major fan of his hometown’s hockey team. He is also a fan of tennis and is known for following tennis professionals from Switzerland who compete in the ATP tour.
Furthermore, he is known for his interest in hearing from those within the startup field and any other field. He enjoys listening to his colleagues, as well as investors.
Baur is a successful businessman and it’s no secret why. He has the passion and drive, which is why Swiss Start Up Factory is one of the leading companies in its industry.