Mike Baur has spent 20 years in Swiss Private Banking. He started as a commercial apprentice at UBS. He moved up to become an executive board member in a large Swiss Private Bank. In 2014 Mike Baur started his entrepreneurial journey. He was 39 years old then. He founded the Swiss Start up Factory along with his two partners. Today it is the top early stage ICT Startup Accelerator in Switzerland that is privately financed.
He likes to invest a lot of his time in Swiss youth entrepreneurship. He is supporting various Swiss Startups financially as well as like a mentor. Mike Baur is also the Co-Founder and Director of the Swiss Startup Association.
He holds an MBA degree from University of Rochester, New York. He also holds an Executive MBA from University of Berne.
A new, high-profile Advisory Board has been introduced at the Swiss Startup Factory. This is a part of the strategic developments there. Various high-profile personalities have been recruited to this Board.
The Swiss Startup Factory has had two highly successful years. During this time it positioned itself as an independent as well as privately financed Startup Accelerator. It received over 1500 start-up applications in 2016. Two outstanding Accelerator batches have been completed with the aid of more than 50 mentors.
Mike Baur has also helped with the co-founding of nearly ten young Swiss companies. Another achievement has been in terms of strategic partnerships with companies that include Helvetia, Goldbach Group, besides AMAG as well as Red Bull Media House. All this indicates that the Swiss Startup Factory is ideally positioned to move ahead to its next development phase.
The Advisory Board of this Swiss Startup Factory will actively support the Accelerator. This will be for strategic topics. Besides, it will open doors to its key stakeholders too. All through the year, this Advisory Board will get further strengthened as additional members join in.
Mike Baur is the co-founder as well as executive chairman of the Swiss Startup Factory. He is very pleased that such high-profile personalities have been able to join in for this cause. This shows that they have done a fairly good job over the past two years. This also means that they are being trusted to play a key role once again in the startup scene over the next few years. This has to be in Switzerland as well as internationally.