Mike Baur grew up in Freiburg, Switzerland. He received his bachelor’s degree from Bern University and the University of Rochester. When he was 16 years old, he started working in banking. While working for the bank, he was promoted to a Union Bank apprentice. When he received the apprentice job with UBS, a lifetime plan was presented to him. The plan outlined every promotion that he would receive while he was working there all the way up to retirement. Many of the bank’s customers loved Baur because he was young, but he was very knowledgeable when it came to banking. He received a job advising investors in Switzerland. Mike Baur advised people that made a lot more money than he had ever had the opportunity to manage. Although, the Union Bank of Switzerland looked forward to having Baur as an employee for entire career Baur left UBS. After leaving UBS in 2008, he got a job at Clariden Leu Zurich Office. He had many benefits at Clariden Leu, but he left in 2014 due to his loss of zeal after the recession. After the recession, the work at the bank became strenuous and now longer fascinated him.
Mike Baur decided to venture into helping tech entrepreneurs. To follow his passion, he co-founded Swiss Startup Factory a short time after leaving the bank. He founded Swiss Startup Factory with Oliver Walzer and his classmate for Bern University, Max Meister. The Swiss Startup Factory provides Swiss entrepreneurs with meaningful advisement and business training. They work to ensure that more businesses flourish in Switzerland. The companies they believe will be the most successful are given funds to start their business. They assist the new business for three months. When the three months are over the businesses are tasked with implementing what they learned during their partnership with Swiss Startup Factory.
In addition to Swiss Startup funding the companies that they feel will be successful, they have a contest to provide the company with the best plan and under $1 million in funds with quality investments. Mike works diligently to supply newcomers with great opportunities to grow.
Mike Baur has been a competent, dedicated, knowledgeable, and goal oriented employee and co-founder. Swiss Startup Factory has collaborated with other companies successfully thanks to his work. Baur has also got positions working for the corporations the Swiss Startup factory has partnered with so far.