Mike Baur, a Swiss based entrepreneur and businessman, is also the co-founder and managing partner of the Swiss Startup Factory. Baur has more than 20 years of banking service in the Swiss banking industry. One of his prime responsibilities at the Factory is fundraising and then dispersing funds during the fundraising rounds.
Baur’s educational background includes earning a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Rochester New York and an Executive MBA from the University of Berne. His employment background includes more than twenty years with Charles Leu and Sallfort Bank.
The Swiss Startup Factory is an accelerator program based in Zurich, Switzerland. The Factory helps entrepreneurs focusing on the digital industry and provides opportunities to help establish them in the market place. The Factory offers a three month start-up program including the resources necessary such as office space and an entrepreneurial network. The program guides entrepreneurs and start-up’s a professional platform that takes them through a business driven program including establishing ambitious milestones.
Mr. Baur left the banking industry to begin investing in start-up companies. He decided he could do a much better job of assisting entrepreneurs and their start-ups through an official entity rather than just on his own. He works closely with the entrepreneurs offering real world experience and advice and helps them set the right course for their own success. His vast background of experience gives him a unique insight into what it takes to succeed.
Baur believes it is imperative to guide young entrepreneurs through the start-up process. It is easy to become discouraged and leave the project behind, but it is important to the economy and the community at large to help create new business that is successful in their endeavors. Baur provides not only his advice and experience, but also his encouragement. He shows entrepreneurs how to take a failure, no matter how large or small it may be and analyze it and make it right. He knows firsthand that often times dealing with something seen as a failure or a miscue in the process often ends up being a greater success.
As part of his work with the Factory, Baur led a partnership drive with CTI Invest and became the Deputy Managing Director of the entity. Baur also helped establish a partnership with Goldback Group, as well as Fintech Fusion. This further demonstrates his wide range of practical experience and knowledge base.