Mike Baur is passionate about banking and finance. His love for these fields began way back in Fribourg, Switzerland, his hometown while still a teenager. Unsurprisingly, he later chose to pursue his obsession and made a successful career out of it. Mike attended the University of Rochester where he attained his MBA and later the University of Bern for his executive MBA.
Mike Baur spent nearly twenty years in Swiss Private Banking. He then worked his way up to become an executive board member in a leading Swiss private bank. Some of the private banks Mike Baur worked include Sallfort and Clariden. He began his entrepreneurial journey at age thirty-nine back in 2014. With help from two partners, Mike Baur started Swiss Startup Factory to support and mentor young digital innovators. His company is the first of its kind in his home country, Switzerland. It runs regular 3-month accelerator programs for young and upcoming techpreneurs. The company is privately owned and independently financed.
Mike Baur is very passionate about the youth. This is evident from the lots of time he spends supporting young entrepreneurship by providing financial assistance and coaching promising startups. Besides being a CEO and co-founder, he is in charge of fundraising and financing the Swiss Startup Factory.
Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF)
SSUF became operational in 2014. From its inception, its objective has always been to recognize and provide support to young upcoming digital entrepreneurs. Since its launch, the SSUF runs 3 months accelerator programs for new establishments. During these accelerator programs, upcoming digital entrepreneurs are coached and mentored in various fields including investor network and finance.
At Swiss Startup Factory, promising young companies that specialize in digital technologies are given an opportunity to take advantage of a detailed structured accelerator program to create successful innovative power that can adequately compete on a global level. During the accelerator program, selected startups are tested and taken through paces to enable them to develop selling ideas and pitch them to prospective investors.
The SSUF accelerator program is ideal for ambitious youths who want to change the world with their innovations and ideas. Within three months, upcoming young entrepreneurs are helped by a team of professionals to bring their innovations to the market. SSUF uses lean canvas methodology to bring the best out of these young, ambitious individuals. At SSUF, ambitious young people get an opportunity to closely work with other experts and innovators in a joint environment.