Mike Baur – A Man With Entrepreneurial Vision

Mike Baur has nearly 20 years of experience in Swiss Private Banking. He attended the University of Rochester in New York and received an MBA. He further received an Executive MBA from the University of Berne in Switzerland. Mike was born in the Swiss town of Schaffhausen, grew up in Freiburg and currently lives in Z├╝rich. Mr. Baur says he has always been an entrepreneur at heart and in 2014, Mike and two partners (Max Meister and Oliver Walzer) founded the Swiss Startup Factory which is currently the No. 1 independent and privately financed ICT startup in Switzerland.


As a young dynamic man, he became a well-respected and renowned banker. In his banking careers, he retained an impressive portfolio of wealthy Swiss persons whom he helped take advantage of profitable investments. He worked as an intern at UBS, where he quickly rose up in executive positions as well as becoming a Board member. He left UBS and was asked to join Clariden Leu as its regional manager.


Mike has always had a goal to help Swiss entrepreneurs get a head start in carrying out and reaching their digital management goals. For this reason, as Director of his Swiss Startup Factory company, they run an accelerated, three-month-long mentoring program in which he and his partners offer an innovative environment of coaching, mentoring, and an office location to work from directly in the center of Zurich. During this three-month accelerator program, young entrepreneurs are thrust forward to help bring their ideas on the market by working together with other innovators and experts and they are directed in how to develop their ideas to potential investors.


The Swiss Startup Factory is No. 1 because it has already proven that its entrepreneurial platform works. Many young entrepreneurs have already begun profitable financial businesses and investments around the world. Mike has a business formula that he believes in and passes onto his mentors: there are no coincidental events, make things happen to accomplish your goals, entrepreneurs must remain adaptable, and be willing to take career risks while facing setbacks to become a winning entrepreneur. Mike Baur seems to have found his niche in mentoring Swiss entrepreneurs and giving them an opportunity to hone their abilities and expand their career horizons.


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