Mike Baur is a revered entrepreneur. He grew up in Freiburg, Switzerland. Baur is an alumnus of the prestigious University of Rochester and the revered Bern University where he graduated with business degrees. According to a Wall Street Journal, Baur began his banking career when he was 16. In 1991, Mike Baur became an apprentice at the Union Bank of Switzerland UBS). Not many people start their initial careers in their teenage years. A recruiting manager immediately elucidated to Baur how he would advance in his career at UBS. The man listed every promotion, which Baur would likely earn prior to retiring. However, Baur’s life did not follow that long-term plan. Instead, he went on to render his services for other companies in different capacities.
He continued to serve UBS throughout the 1990s. Baur was promoted to a vital advisory position prior to celebrating his 30th birthday. The talented banker offered wise advice to affluent Swiss investors, including some of the wealthiest people in the country. Despite of the huge success that Baur had achieved while working for UBS, the executive opted to stop working for the company in 2008. Subsequently, he was recruited at the Zurich office of Clariden Leu, another Swiss bank. For nearly six years, Baur held a high-ranking position at the bank.
Despite of benefiting from a generous compensation, Baur decided to seek a fresh challenge in another company. After recession, the banking environment became less attractive to him. Bankers had to devote a lot of time to red tape. As for him, he wanted to focus on his passion of helping tech entrepreneurs. To achieve his goal, Baur co-founded Swiss Startup Factory in 2014. In a recent interview, he noted that the Swiss Startup Factory is different from other incubators because it is independent.
The Swiss entrepreneur co-founded the noble company with Oliver Walzer and Max Meister. He serves as the managing partner of the corporation. Baur participated in the University of Gallen’s Start Summiteer, a start-up pitching contest. In 2016, he was named the deputy managing director for CTI Invest following the partnership between the Swiss Start-up Factory and CTI.
Moreover, Mike Baur guided the Swiss Start-up Factory to success in early 2016 through its accelerator program partnership with Goldback Group. In February 2016, the Swiss Startup Factory partnered with Fintech Fusion. In December 2016, Baur’s early career from Swiss banking to startup investments was profiled by the Wall Street Journal.