Mike Baur is the managing partner and co-founder of Swiss Startup Factory. As a businessman and entrepreneur, Baur worked in the banking sector for more than 20 years. Some of the companies he worked for include Clariden Leu and UBS. He then quit and started to invest in startup companies. In February 2014, Mike co-founded the Swiss Startup Factory alongside his partners- Oliver Walzer and Max Meister.
Mike participated at the Start Summiteer as a jury member. This was the University of St Gallen start-up pitching contest. In January 2016, the Swiss Startup Factory became partners with CTI and Baur became deputy managing director to the CTI Invest. He also led the company through the accelerator program with the Goldback Group during the same period.
With 20 years of Swiss banking professional experience, Mike Baur impresses with his entrepreneurial thinking and action, great banking know-how and an exclusive network.
About Swiss Startup Factory
The Swiss Startup Factory is the leading financing company for Swiss High-Tech Start-ups. The company was launched in early 2015. It not only deals with early stage start-ups but also with those in their later stages. SSUF is privately financed by its founding partners and also by private investors. The private investments in their start-up teams make the company have a high interest in the rapid growth and development of their start-ups.
The Zurich-based accelerator looks for profitable digital entrepreneurs. Through their network in Switzerland and across the globe, the company provides exciting opportunities to its clients from day one. The entrepreneurs are taken through an ambitious 3-month accelerator program during which they get funded by the Swiss Startup Factory.
During the three-month start-up accelerator program the company provides a unique range of services, mentoring and coaching. They also provide an office space in the middle of Zurich and an entrepreneurial network that will enable you to achieve your ambitious goals.
The Swiss Startup Factory was founded on strong convictions and passion for entrepreneurship. The company employs a distinct business-driven approach in its operations.
Mike Baur has vast experience working at the highest levels of management. He now invests a lot of his time in future Swiss entrepreneurs. He also works as a financial specialist, supporting various Swiss start-ups.