Mike Baur is a Man for All Entrepreneurs

Mike Baur grew up in Switzerland in a region called Freiburg. As an entrepreneur and successful businessman, he earned his Executive MBA from the Bern University and an MBA from the University of Rochester. Mr. Baur spent nearly 20 years in Swiss Private Banking, but he began his career at the early age 16 where he worked as an apprentice in the Union Bank of Switzerland.

 

Mike worked for the Union Bank of Switzerland throughout the 1990s. He was promoted repeatedly because of his innovative talent of giving ideas to wealthy investors. He worked at the bank until 2008 and began working at the bank Clariden Leu. At this bank, he also received high ranking positions for the next six years. In 2014, Mike left this bank because of the dismal future of banking which did not challenge his talents. During his banking years, he always met young businessmen who wanted to get their ideas off the ground but were turned down. Now was the time that Mike decided to focus on his passion to help these young tech entrepreneurs.

 

In 2014, Mike and two partners, founded the Swiss Startup Factory. Mike Baur says that he calls his enterprise “Factory,” because in a factory you must work and this is what he expects from his staff and future entrepreneurs. This entrepreneurial company is considered the No. 1 privately financed ICT Startup Accelerator in Switzerland. Swiss Start up Factory invests in young Swiss digital entrepreneurs and their startup ideas. The company offers coaching, mentoring, an office space in the heart of Zurich and an entrepreneurial network to achieve their goals.

 

The platform that the Swiss Startup Factory uses is to have the young entrepreneurs to enter a contest to pitch their goals. Thirty new enterprises with less than $1 million in funding are asked to present their products, business plans and models. A panel of successful financial experts, including Mike will then decide who wins. From this panel format, Baur established the Swiss Startup Association serving as its director with a base as a business incubator.

 

During this same timeframe, Mike also created a new firm called Think Reloaded which enjoins experienced financiers with wealthy clients. Another investment company called CTI Invest made Mike its deputy managing director. In July 2016, the Swiss Startup Factory formed an alliance with BV4, which estimates the monetary values of ideas, inventions, and other intellectual property.

 

Currently, Mike Baur continues to run Think Reloaded, the Swiss Startup Factory, and BVR as the organizations concentrates on financing and fundraising. Many Swiss entrepreneurs have contributed to technological advances and pioneering economic developments.

 

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