Mike Baur is a globally respected entrepreneur and accomplished investor. He is one of the founding partners of a leading startup accelerator known as Swiss Startup Factor. He boasts over 20 years of banking expertise. He led top banking institutions, including Clariden Leu and UBS. He quit formal employment and ventured into the startup business. In 2014, Baur enlisted the help of his close business partners, Oliver Walzer and Max Meister, to start Swiss Startup Factory.
Mike Baur attended the START Summiteer, a famous startup pitching competition organized by the University of St Gallen, as a jury member. In early 2016, Swiss Startup Factory joined forces with CTI, resulting in the formation of CTI Invest. After the merger, Mike Baur earned the deputy M.D. post at CTI Invest. He also supervised the accelerator program, which was run by Swiss Startup Factory in partnership with Goldback Group. Baur also guided Swiss Startup through its strategic collaboration with Fintech Fusion.
Mike Baur believes the age of digital transformation and large business model adjustment is here with us. Therefore, he seeks to inspire and encourage people in Switzerland to come up with unique startup ideas with the aim of creating big Swiss business firms. Baur is passionate about his work that revolves around startup acceleration, startup scouting, and opening his extensive network to entrepreneurs who need it. One of his missions is to come up with innovative ideas for addressing challenges associated with digital transformation and its effects on Swiss businesses.
Mike Baur has showcased his public speaking talents on many occasions. He has shared his exceptional entrepreneurial knowledge at leading universities, companies, and startup events. He has remained dedicated to his goal of helping entrepreneurs to develop new startup ideas and create new digital firms.
Apart from his passion for his work, Mike Baur is a huge sports fan. He massively supports Fribourg Gotteron, which is his hometown hockey club. He also supports the Swiss Tennis Pros. Baur believes that a top startup team shares many attributes with a top sports professional.
Swiss Startup Factory
The Swiss Startup Factory is a prominent Zurich-headquartered accelerator that seeks to identify digital entrepreneurs and help them in creating profitable ventures. This startup accelerator offers many lucrative opportunities by leveraging its extensive network. The firm oversees a three-month accelerator program to offer an unparalleled platform for services, training, mentoring, and a spacious office space in Zurich.