Mike Baur, a Swiss Businessman, is a managing partner and Co-cofounder of Swiss Startup Factory. He began the Factory in 2014 with two other individuals, Max Meister and Oliver Walzer and with 20 years of banking under his belt he has managed to take the banking world by storm. Responsible for the Financial aspect of SSUF (Swiss Start-Up Factory) he also manages fundraising. As a Zurich-based accelerator they, with the help of Mike, use their strong network in Switzerland to provide opportunities around the globe.
With a massive company to handle and the idea that they can assist in start-ups the company, and Mike Baur himself, have become increasingly popular. He has participated as a Jury member at the Start Summiteer, which is a pitching contest at the University of St Gallen. He has managed to capture the attention of The Wall Street Journal, who profiled his early career with banking and entrepreneurship. This allowed him to get a solid name in the United States and made him recognizable in his field in the USA.
All this responsibility and publicity is well handled and hasn’t seemed to hinder Baur in his rise, having partnered with Goldback Group and Fintech Fusion in 2016 to launch his accelerator start-up program to assist startups as quickly as possible. He managed to rise in the ranks of banking and entrepreneurship to make a name for himself and create his own legacy in the world of startups. Supported by companies such as Investment and Swiss Startup INVEST they have become Switzerland’s number 1 independent accelerator, allowing them to be the forefront of conversation in the field.
Mike Baur has made some amazing leaps and bounds, from banking to running his own top-rated startup right out of Switzerland. He has risen as a businessman up to the ranks to a co-founder of his own company, dropping him into the spotlight of those looking to follow his example. Baur has inspired a mass of people to attempt to rise and push themselves, to try to accomplish all that they can as best as they can, an inspiration that had risen from the ranks of regular old banking, into the spotlight. He assists other companies with his startup program and has been backed by other startups. Which, paired with his skill, makes him and all that he has created something to look up to. An inspiration to all the entrepreneurs out there.