Mike Baur, a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the Swiss Startup Factory is regarded as a mover and shaker among entrepreneurs. It’s no surprise when he has started such a well-rounded organization committed to helping young startups get the funding that they need as well as the guidance in all aspects of their business. This all comes on the heels of Baur leaving a secure and long-term job in the banking industry where he started from the bottom and worked his way up.
Baur has seen it all in the financial markets, having worked in a standard banking system as well as with investment firms. His resume is impressive having worked for USB Wealth Management, Clariden Leu, and Sallfort Privatbank AG as well. This work history has given him just what he has needed to gain valuable experience for both banking and for helping young entrepreneurs start their new businesses from the ground up. His desire to become an entrepreneur as well as to inspire others is what led him to take the leap into starting his own company.
His main goal was to be a part of the biggest and best startups in Switzerland, stirring both the minds and creativity of those who worked for others as well as for those who also had been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug. His big startup list includes his passion for Startup DNA, Startup investments and his acceleration program that he formed for the Swiss Startup Factory along with his partners.
Every aspect of the SSUF aspires to impact the economy going forward, and leaving the old economy behind. These startups could potentially play a vital role in what makes Switzerland stronger as a country, especially in the digital world. This effort that he has made in the digital markets is a big part of what is known as the fin-tech industry. This new industry has young entrepreneurs working hard to grab their place in the ever-evolving industry.
Baur’s massive success has led him to get several invitations as a keynote speaker as well as for his role in giving back through the SSUF. Baur is also striving to get investors involved to help these young startups find their way in their marketplace, so that they can get off to a solid start building their businesses and helping others too.