Mike Baur is a self-made banking go-getter. Currently, Baur is the co-founder of one of the most substantial exclusively invested information and communications technology (ICT) company, Swiss Startup Factory. For over 20 years Mike worked in the Swiss Private Banking Industry and made waves with his passion for developing financial opportunities for high potential startups. Mike “made his way up from a commercial apprentice at UBS to an executive board member of a large Swiss Private Bank.” (Fusion “Mike Baur Co-Founder & CEO of Swiss Startup Factory”) Accessed 16 Jan. 2017
“The Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF) was started in 2014 in Zurich…main aim is to identify and support nascent and thriving digital entrepreneurs.” (Blitzkrieg Games “The story of Mike Baur and the Swiss Startup Factory” 18 Jun. 2016,) Accessed 16 Jan. 2017. SSUF has a program that takes chosen startup companies that focus on digital technology and give them financial backing and mentoring to create a niche to be a competitor in the market. With Baur’s passion for entrepreneurs and the youth SSUF has helped with the success of providential new companies. His enthusiasm for the youth perhaps go back to his love of banking and finance that “started way back in his early days as a teenager in his home town of Fribourg, Switzerland.” (Blitzkrieg Games “The story of Mike Baur and the Swiss Startup Factory” 18 Jun. 2016, ) Accessed 16 Jan. 2017. It is no wonder that Baur successfully holds a MBA from University of Rochester New York and an Executive MBA from University of Berne.
With Mike and SSUF leading a new generation of entrepreneurs and startups the future of new ICT companies is bright. SSUF is geared towards growth by helping new startups with iterations, team building, mentor sessions, and sales ideas. After more than 1’500 start-up applications in 2016 alone, they completed two outstanding Accelerator batches, aided by the expertise of more than 50 mentors. (Swiss Startup Factory “Introduction of a high-profile Advisory Board at the Swiss Startup Factory” 12 Jan. 2017,) Accessed 16 Jan. 2017. With the mission of prevailing norms, products, and business models, SSUF and Mike Baur will oversee progress in this developing world.