Mike Baur’s Innovative Startup is Swiss Startup Factory

Mike Baur’s Innovative Startup is Swiss Startup Factory

 

As a teenager, Mike Baur was captivated in learning about banking and finances, and it is because of his eagerness to learn how these two entities work, his education includes him attending University of Applied Sciences Bern where he earned his Bachelor of Applied Science in banking, and finance. Mike Baur then went on to acquire his MBA from the University of Rochester New York and Executive MBA from the University of Bern.

 

From 1991 until 2008 Mike Baur worked as a commercial apprentice in wealth management at US Bancorp. In 2008 Baur became banker working for Clariden Leu and almost 4 years later he went to work at Sallfort Private Bank. Mike Baur devoted many years working in the world of banking, but in 2014 he quit his job as a banker and began investing in startup companies.

 

Mike Baur, at the age of 39 founded Think Reloaded, a financial services business that would help startup companies by setting them up with startup coaches and financial advisors. He also joined as a Member of the Advisory Board for the Young Entrepreneurs Club at the University of St. Gallen. Baur puts a lot of time and effort into youth entrepreneurship both as a mentor and financially. As co-founder and CEO, Baur is responsible for the fundraising and financing rounds at SSUF. These steps became the beginning hub for the Swiss Start Up Factory.

 

In 2014 Baur became a co-founder of Swiss Start Up Factory with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer. Mike Baur participated in a contest through START Summiteer to pitch Swiss Start Up Factory as a startup business. Swiss Start Up Factory is a start up accelerator business looking for growing digital entrepreneurs. Although SSUF is based in Zurich, great opportunities are provided through a solid network in Switzerland and all over the world.

 

A startup accelerator program that runs for three months is given where SSUF provides many unique services that will help a startup business grow into a successful, thriving business. Some of the services offered are coaches, mentors, and office space. At the end of the acceleration program, each startup will provide a demonstration for potential investors.

 

In January of 2016 CTI Invest, now known as Swiss Startup Invest, the lead financial hub for Swiss technological startups partnered with Swiss Start Up Factory making Mike Baur Deputy Managing Director foreseeing that he will be the successor of Jean-Pierre Vuilleumier who is the present Managing Director of Swiss Startup Invest. At the same time, Jean-Pierre Vuilleumier joined the SSUF Core Team and was appointed Managing Partner to make the bond between these two organizations even stronger.