The first thing that comes to your mind when you think about Switzerland are banks, a lot of banks. You’re probably imagining a stable and wealthy country and you’re right. One interesting fact – the first private banks were created in Switzerland. Their history was in their favor and they used it in the best way. Nowadays it’s clear that Switzerland is perfect soil for banks. Following this logic there should be numerous bankers there, there are.
Mike Baur is a Swiss businessman and entrepreneur. He was interested in banking and finance when he was young. He turned his childhood dream into his profession. He’s the co-founder of and managing partner of Swiss Startup Factory. Mike spent around 20 years in Swiss Private Banking. In 2014 with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer he founded the Swiss Startup Factory. Mike Baur led the Swiss Startup Factory through its accelerator program with Goldback Group in early 2016 and also its partnership with Fintech Fusion in February 2016. He is also in charge of fundraising and financing rounds at Swiss Startup Factory. Mike Baur has MBA from University of Rochester New York and also Executive MBA from University of Bern. He’s a perfect definition of doing what you love and getting paid for it.
Swiss Startup Factory wants to take startups and help to become global companies that disrupt the prevailing norms, products and business models. Their vision is based on two principles. First – they want to create a startup accelerator program that will be the global standard for every other accelerator program and second – to be able to provide any startup with all the services that clients need – a 360 degree startup service. Its partners provide a huge support for their accelerator. Their main business is a three month program which provides early stage startups with finances, services, coaching, mentoring, office space and access to a large entrepreneurial and investor network, all of it for the cause of achieving goals.
Mike Baur has worked to improve himself and to achieve his dreams. After a few decades his work has paid off and has turned into a serious business with many opportunities. His connections, expertise and experience make him one of the most valuable persons in this field of expertise. Mike Baur is an astonishing example of a devoted man whose career is, at the same time, his childhood dream profession.