One of the best businessmen and entrepreneurs of Switzerland include Mike Baur who is the founder and managing partner of Swiss Startup Factory. By profession, he was a banker with an experience of two decades during which he worked in prominent banks like UBS and Clariden Leu. He left his job and became an investor in startup companies. With the help of Max Meister and Oliver Walzer, Mike founded Swiss Startup Factory in 2014. He gained so much popularity in a short time that he was invited at the University of St Gallen to attend START Summiteer as jury panel’s member. Baur was made Deputy Manager Director of the company when Swiss Startup Factory and CTI joined hands in 2015. The next year, Mike Baur launched the accelerator program with the help of Goldbach Group. Swiss Startup Factory became partners with Fintech Fusion in February 2016. Mike Baur’s named was profiled by Wall Street Journal on December 2016.
Mike Baur went to New York to study Masters in Business Administration at the University of Rochester. He then acquired an Executive MBA degree from the University of Bern. Mike’s passion for entrepreneurship motivated him to help the Swiss youth. He is credited for mentoring and investing in several local startups. It is the reason why Swiss Startup Factory is the best privately-owned and independent startup accelerator in Switzerland. Mike Baur was born in Fribourg, and he loves his native city. He discovered his interest in finance and banking when he was a teenager. Fortunately, his passion became his future profession. The reason why he founded Swiss Startup Factory was to help the talented youth of his country who needed a platform for entrepreneurship. Swiss Startup Factory provides them with the perfect professional execution. Baur’s company helps the young entrepreneurs through a modern and thorough process which provides them all the guidance they need.
Mike Baur’s company provide entrepreneurs services like accounting & financial advice, portfolio, startup accelerator, and co-working spaces. Startup Accelerator takes three months to complete during which startups get financing, services, coaching, mentoring, office space, and access to investor network. The program of co-working spaces provides desks at lower prices, office spaces, and conference rooms. Entrepreneurs get everything they need like fitness room, storage space, welcome area, free Wi-Fi, movie studio, Nespresso bar, conference room, and lunch room. Accounting & financial advice program provides bookkeeping, invoice management, payroll management, financial statements, tax & VAT reporting, cash flow reports, and financial health reviews.