Mike Bur works at the Swiss Startup Factory where he is the acting Managing Partner as well as the company’s co-founder. He has been involved in the field of banking for nearly 20 years where he managed to gain lots of expertise and experience. Mike Baur is also an entrepreneur who is successful as well as a businessman. He has in the past worked with major banking institutions like UBS and also Clariden Leu. After a long period serving in the banking sector, Mike made a decision to involve himself with startups and invest in them. He later co-founded the Swiss Startup Factory in 2014 alongside his business partners; Max Meister and Oliver Walzer. Swiss Startup Factory was started in order to help the talented and also young entrepreneurs through giving them the needed tools that will steer their businesses to success.
At the START Summiteer, Mike Baur served as a jury member. The START Summiteer is a competition meant for startups which takes place at the University of St. Gallen. Mike Baur’s passion lies in assisting other entrepreneurs so that they can be able to locate their career path. He is a mentor and also gives financial assistance to entrepreneurs who lack the capital to kickstart their businesses. After the partnership of the Swiss Startup Factory with CTI, Mike Baur became the Deputy Managing Director of CTI Invest. He also was the leader of the accelerator program which was sponsored by Goldback Group together with the Swiss Startup Factory in early 2016.
The profile of Mike Baur was put together by the Wall Street Journal and it touched on his time in Banking as well as his entrepreneurial journey and success in startup firms. In the past, Mike worked with the UBS where he held the position of commercial apprentice. Due to his hard work and commitment, Mike was later appointed as an executive member in a board at a top Swiss private bank. It was at 39 years of age when Mike Baur begun his journey as an entrepreneur. He attributes his current success as an entrepreneur to passion, hard work and also discipline combined with commitment. Mike and his founding partners have worked hard to ensure that the Swiss Startup factory is position one when it comes to Switzerland’s independent ad privately financed ICT startup. At the Swiss Startup factory, Mike Baur heads the fundraising and financing rounds. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester, New York. He also attended the University of Berne for his Executive MBA.