Mike Baur is a businessman and entrepreneur born and raised in Freiburg, Switzerland. He attended Bern University and the University of Rochester where he obtained his degrees in business. At the age of sixteen, he ventured into business with the aim of promoting economic growth. In 1991, Baur’s impressive and inspiring life took off when he joined the Union Bank of Switzerland as an apprentice. Before the age of thirty, the bank promoted him to an advisory position. With this new position, he interacted with wealthy Swiss investors, as well as other wealthy individuals in the region.
Despite his unparalleled performance at the Union Bank of Switzerland, Baur terminated his employment. However, he received an offer from a Zurich bank called Clariden Leu, which he accepted. The high ranking position included several benefits and reliable compensation. He worked for the bank for six years before calling it quits in 2014 to go and pursue other passions.
Baur’s main passion was to assist young tech entrepreneurs in the country. Therefore, in 2014, he co-founded the Swiss Startup Factory with the assistance of Max Meister and Oliver Walzer. It is an independent firm meaning that it can take action without a conflict of interest. In the enterprise, his job entails financing and fundraising. The company offers mentoring and training services to young Swiss entrepreneurs. Additionally, the company provides funds to startups in Switzerland lasting for three months. Startups that work with the enterprise market both their products and services around the globe. The program also links these young tech entrepreneurs with their counterparts in the business to learn from each other how to seek for funding from investors. These opportunities continue to play a significant role in the success of these startups.
Additionally, Swiss Startup Factory encourages their charges’ to take part in pitching contests where he served as a juror in 2014. The competition offers business owner an opportunity to talk about their products, services, and plans. Planners of the contest only admit firms with one million dollar funding. Seasoned financial experts in the region go through the presentations and determine the winner.
In 2014, the wealth management expert created a new company called Think Reloaded. The company provides financial advice to their affluent clients in the region. In 2016, Mr. Baur collaborated with BV4 to estimate the monetary value of the intellectual property because these are the greatest assets of startups.