Mike Baur is a Swiss entrepreneur, investor, a motivational speaker and a mentor to the youths and new investors. He has an impressive record in the banking career where he has served for more than 20 years. Mike studied at Rochester University graduating with MBA before receiving another executive MBA from the University of Berne. On completion of his studies, Mike joined the banking sector working with the Swiss private banking. He discharged his duties well and emerged a success in the industry. Mike rose from a commercial apprentice to a level of a member of an executive board before quitting. His decision to leave banking was because of his interest to venture into an investment and change the world of investment. Mike’s transition featured in the Wall Street publications in 2016, telling his story of how he moved from banking to entrepreneurship and later investment. He co-founded the Swiss Startup Factory in 2014.
The Swiss Factory is a private business founded under the partnership of Max Meister and Oliver Walzer in 2014. The primary focus of the firm was to bring change in the norms in business models and products in the market. Mike acts as the managing partner and is responsible for funding all the business activities. Swiss startup is an independent company and thus takes care of all its expenses. It is the first Company in Switzerland to record a history in financing its activities in early stages. The firm works through a program set for 3 months providing services of mentoring, financing, coaching, office space, investor network and access to entrepreneurial services. The firm is thus referred to as a factory because it aims at educating the youth to use their own hands and the ability for production than looking for white color jobs.
Mike works hard to see the success of the firm and has initiated other companies in working together. He took the position of the managing director during business relations with the CTI investment. Mike was an active participant in the accelerator program during the partnership with Goldback Group in 2016.Swiss startup is an independent firm free from political forces, and this makes them work without any limitations as no one is controlling their productions.