Mike Baur Is Shaking Up The World By Helping Aspiring Entrepreneurs Find Success
Mike Baur is an entrepreneur and businessman who also happens to be the co-founder and Executive Chairman at the Swiss Startup Factory, which was founded in 2014. The Swiss Startup Factory is located in Zurich and is a startup accelerator that provides a powerful network for digital entrepreneurs in Switzerland and elsewhere, worldwide. It offers its clients a 3-month long program that improves the rate at which their startup will find success. By providing mentoring, coaching, office space in Zurich, and a network of entrepreneurs, the Swiss Startup Factory, with the help of Mike Baur, is showing digital-aged entrepreneurs that they can find success.
Before The Swiss Startup Factory
Before Mike Baur, started the Swiss Startup Factory, he already had lived quite the amazing life. He hails from Freiburg, which is a region in Switzerland, and is proud of his Swiss heritage. At the very young age of 16, Mike had already begun a career in banking, and he also eventually received degrees in business at the University of Rochester as well as Bern University. After serving time as an apprentice for the Union Bank of Switzerland, he worked for a spread of different companies during the 1990’s, which taught him plenty about the banking and entrepreneurial world. He used this knowledge and experience to provide advice for wealthy Swiss investors. He continued to work in the banking world and help people with their finances all of the way through 2014, and this is when he decided to do something different.
Mike Baur Shakes Up The Startup Landscape
Mike Baur decided in 2014 that he was tired of dealing with all of the red tape in the post recession banking world. Instead, he wanted to be able to help people directly to succeed with their entrepreneurial pursuits. To do this, he teamed up with Max Meister to begin what is now the Swiss Startup Factory. One of the ways they encourage tech startups to receive funding and get their ideas off of the ground is to participate in pitch contests. Mike has sat as a juror in one of these contests that happened in 2014 called START Summiteer and listened to many different hopeful entrepreneurs share their plans and business model. Out of the spread of entrepreneurs who showed up, the ones with the most convincing business models and ideas were selected to receive help in the form of large investments.
Today, Mike Baur continues to change the lives of aspiring entrepreneurs by helping them to quicken the pace at which their business gets off of the ground and moving in the right direction.