Mike Baur is an entrepreneur and businessman based in Switzerland. He founded Swiss Startup Factory and worked as a managing partner there. He has a banking career of twenty years during which he worked in banks like Clariden Leu and UBS. Later, he decided to quit his job and started investing in startup companies. In 2014, he co-founded Swiss Startup Factory with Oliver Walzer and Max Meister. At the University of St Gallen, Baur was invited as a member of the jury panel for START Summiteer. CTI and Swiss Startup Factory became partners in 2015, and Baur became the Deputy Managing Director. In 2016, Mike Baur led his company through the accelerator program with the famous Goldback Group. In February 2016, his company partnered with Fintech Fusion. Wall Street Journal honed Baur by profiling his entire career in December 2016.
Mike Baur attended the University of Rochester in New York for Masters in Business Administration. Later, he attended the University of Bern for Executive MBA. Baur has a passion for Swiss youth entrepreneurship. He supports numerous Swiss Startups as both mentor and investor. Today, his company is considered the number one privately financed and independent Startup Accelerator in the country. Mike Baur is a native of Fribourg City in Switzerland, and he is well-connected to his native town. During his teenage life, he found banking and finance to be very interesting. He was lucky to turn his early passion into his profession. He founded Swiss Startup Factory with the mission to provide talented and young entrepreneurs of his country a platform which would offer them a successful professional execution. The company guides new Swiss entrepreneurs through a devoted and modern process that teaches them everything they need.
Mike Baur provides new entrepreneurs with services like co-working spaces, start accelerator, portfolio, and financial & accounting advice. A Startup Accelerator is a three-month program which provides new startups with services like access to investor network, office space, mentoring, coaching, services, and financing. The co-working spaces program offer entrepreneurs with conference rooms, office spaces, and desks at affordable prices. There is everything for the entrepreneurs like lunch room, conference room, Nespresso bar, in-house movie studio, free Wi-Fi, welcome area, storage space, and fitness room. The financial & accounting advice includes financial & progress health reviews, cash flow reports, VAT & tax reporting, financial statements, payroll management, invoice management, and bookkeeping. Swiss Startup Factory successfully launched startups like Struckd, Blinkers, Carhelper, and Beaconsmind.