From a very young age, Mike Baur knew he wanted to be an investor and a businessman. The respected entrepreneur was born and raised in Freiburg, Switzerland. Mike Baur has been in banking and finance sector for more than 20 years where he has gained vast skills, in the industry. After his High School graduation, Baur went to Bern University and later the University of Rochester where he earned his business degrees. He began his career in the finance and banking sector at a very young age of 16. Mr. Baur has served in several banking institutions among them; Clariden Leu and UBS. After gaining experience in the industry; Baur decided to quit and try his hands in the startup business.
Mike Baur is the Co-founder of Swiss Start-up Factory an organization which was established in 2014. His co-founding partners are Olive Walzer and Max Meister. Baur has been very devoted and hardworking throughout his career and when he began his career at UBS as an apprentice; He made sure that he had set his priorities right by listing down all the positions he would love to hold in the banking and finance sector before his retirement, However, Baur did not see the realization of his dreams as he had to quit his career and establish his business. While Mike Baur was serving in the banking industry, he was responsible for giving financial advice to wealthy individuals in his country; Switzerland. Regardless of his success and his achievements in the banking industry; Baur decided to quite sector in 2014.
After him quitting the industry Baur began to live his dream life fully by assisting young aspiring investors in his homeland; Switzerland. The incubator program has been in the fore front of providing training, free office space as well as funding for the young entrepreneurs. Each beneficiary of the program receives a three months support which includes leaning how to market their services as well as products internationally; they get a golden opportunity to meet with like-minded investors from all over the globe, and it is believed that the training and the interaction help the young investors to succeed in the future. Despite funding the business; Swiss Start-up Factory is also responsible for mentoring the young people and encouraging them to participate in various contests. According to Mike Baur; Swiss Start-up Factory is a unique program because it is an independent body. Mike Baur is not the co-founder of the program but he also seats on different Board including BV4.