Mike Baur is a Swiss banker and entrepreneur. He received his business degree from Berne University and the University of Rochester. He started as a banker and become the co-founder of the Swiss Startup Factory. Before beginning the Swiss Startup Factory, Mike Baur gathered over 20 years of experience in banking. The was a beloved banker at the Union Bank of Switzerland and Clariden Leu. Mike Baur gave up banking to begin helping new businesses have an unbeaten start. The Swiss Startup factory was started by Mike Baur, Oliver Walzer, and Max Mester. He not only wanted them to have a successful launch he wanted the companies to last long in business. His goal was to increase the rate of successful companies.
Mike Baur worked as a banker since the age of 16. He was a banker at the Union Bank of Switzerland. He was valued by the Union Bank of Switzerland that they prompted him to apprentice and gave him an outline of the promotions he would receive. The timeline went all the way up to the time he would retire. Although, they had high hopes for their relationship it did not last long. The bank began facing trouble, and he left UBS to work for Clariden Leu.
Mike Baur gave up banking to start the Swiss Startup factory. The Swiss Startup Factory is a company that helps new business owners create successful companies. They give them three months to gather all the knowledge that they can from them. After the three months, they are tasked with implementing everything that they had learned. Mike Baur advised them, but they were responsible for their success. He also encouraged the companies to enter pitch contest. Pitch contests are contests that allow new companies to present their business idea, products, and plan. The investors attending the competition invest in the companies that they believe will be the most successful.
The Swiss Startup factory has had much success. Mike Baur’s decision not to live by the timeline written out for him at the bank and pursue entrepreneurship set him up for incredible success. He is the co-founder of the Swiss Startup factory, owner of Think Reloaded, and the Invest Deputy Managing Director for CTI. He has put all his knowledge to great use. Startups all over Switzerland are glad that Mike Baur decided to go after his desire to become an entrepreneur.