Mike Baur is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of the Swiss Start Up Factory. The mission of the Swiss Start Up Factory is to take companies that are starting up and providing the support to help them become global companies that provide products, disrupt the prevailing norms, and the business models. The Vision of the company has two different parts, the first is that they want to start a startup accelerator program that would eventually be part of the global gold standard for all of the other accelerator programs. And the second part of the vision is that they be able to provide and support any new startups with the services that they need to be successful, they called this the 360 startup service.
Before his time at the Swiss Start Up Factory, he worked as a banker at Clariden and Sallfort, and is the founder of SSUF with the purpose of supporting young entrepreneurs that were specializing in digital technology. Mike Baur’s firm works hand-in-had with Geneva-based fintech-accelerator Fusion. Mike Baur has had 20 years of experience within the Swiss banking industry and is also responsible for financing and fundraising rounds with the Swiss Start-up Factory.
In Mike Baur’s early life, his home was in Fribourg in the Switzerland region to which he has remained strongly connected. Even as a teenager, Baur was already fascinated in the subjects of Financing and Banking. Because of this, it came as a great satisfaction that he was able to turn his early passion into his profession. He had spent almost 20 years within the Swiss Private Banking, and he has made his way from a commercial apprentice for UBS, to a executive board member with a large Swiss Private Bank. At the age of 39 in 2014, as he began his entrepreneurial journey, and along with two partners, founded the Swiss Start-up Factory, which has become the number 1 independent and privately financed the ICT Startup Accelerator in Switzerland.
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