Mike Baur is a well-known and highly successful Swiss entrepreneur and businessman, with experience of working in the banking sector for over two decades. Working in the banking sector helped him gain extensive knowledge about the operational machinery of small as well as big businesses and understand the dynamics of running a business successfully. While working in the banking industry, Mike Baur led an easy going and comfortable life with decent pay package, but that started to bore his entrepreneurial spirit as he felt like doing something much more constructive. Mike Baur was always passionate about starting his own business as well as helping people with ideas but limited funds, and it is with this thought in mind, he founded Swiss Startup Factory.
Mike Baur has the experience of working with leading organizations in the Switzerland, such as UBS and Clariden Leu. Presently, he is known to be one of the highly successful entrepreneurs as well as serial investors in the country. Over the past few years, Mike Baur has invested in many Swiss start-ups and encourages the young Swiss entrepreneurs to come forward with their ideas and not get defeated by the challenges they see or face on the way. Mike Baur guides as well as helps the entrepreneurs to realize their dream and transform their ideas into reality. As a seasoned businessman and investor, he has a wealth of resources as well as finance potential to show the entrepreneur’s the right way.
It is due to his contributions in the field of entrepreneurship in the country, he was selected as one of the jury members of the highly popular START Summit, where different entrepreneurs from across the country come and pitch their startup ideas. The START Summit is an exhibition for start-ups and entrepreneurs organized by the University of St. Gallen. Mike Baur also holds the post of Deputy Managing Director at CTI Invest, one of the leading venture capital firms in Switzerland. CTI Invest and the Swiss Startup Factory partners in providing funding to many of the start-ups they invest in.
Mike Baur also owns Think Reloaded AG and holds the designation of Vice President at the famous Innovation Lab Fribourg. The business acumen of Mike Baur is noticed very early on in his career when he started as a commercial apprentice in one of the leading banks in the country, and in few years, grew exponentially to head a private banking firm. Mike Baur wants to put the Swiss start-ups on the global map and contribute to the economic growth of the country.