Mike entrepreneurial journey started in 2014 at the age of 39 when he together with his two partners founded the Swiss start up a factory. He spent almost the last 20 years in the Swiss private banking. Having worked for some banks like Clariden and Sallfort, Mike started from the bottom as a commercial apprentice at UBS and made his way up the ranks of a large Swiss private bank as an executive board member. His passion for banking and finance started in his early teenage hood days back in his hometown Fribourg Switzerland. It did not come as a surprise when he decided to pursue his passion. Mike is an MBA holder from the University of Rochester and an executive MBA holder from the University of Bern.
The Swiss start up a factory based in Zurich-Switzerland. It aims to support and identify young digital entrepreneurs whose ideas hold water. The Swiss startup company holds a three months program start-ups take through a series of coaching and mentorship. The areas emphasized in this program are entrepreneurial, networking, finance, investor networking, and office space.
The structured accelerator program aims to create a growing, innovative power in the digital technology startups by the young entrepreneurs, to enable them to compete on a global scale. For the duration of the program, the startups are taken through speed and later tested to make sure that they can develop a selling idea pitchable to potential investors. Mike and his partners have created a great opportunity through the Swiss Startup Factory for young ambitious and innovative people who are eager to change the world with their innovations and ideas. An extraordinary number of innovations and ideas have come to life through this program.
Mike Baur remains very passionate about the young people. He spends a significant deal of his time mentoring and supporting youth entrepreneurship through the Swiss Startup Factory. Mike Baur exudes qualities of a hard worker who has pursued his passion persistently and consistently. His preference to personally interact with the young entrepreneurs to ensure meeting their goals is the epitome of a passionate mentor who is ready to push young startups in becoming the best that they can be. The 42-year-old substantially find excitement in the topics of deep learning as well as virtual and augmented reality. He believes that these subjects are will significantly impact and change the world soon, and I could not agree more.