Mike Baur is a banking and finance expert and an entrepreneur who lives in Switzerland. Baur earned his MBA from the University of Rochester New York and his Executive MBA from the University of Bern. He has put both degrees to work for him.
Baur started his career at UBS Fribourg in 1991. He continued to work at UBS Fribourg until 2000 when he accepted a job at Wealth Management Switzerland. He only stayed in this position for two years and then he moved on to the KeyClient Group Switzerland. He continued to work until 2014 in Swiss private banking with various positions at Clariden
Leu and Sallfort Privatbank AG.
In 2014, Mike Baur became a founder and CEO for the first time with Baur IS. Today, Baur has an impressive resume with numerous titles with a variety of companies. He serves as vice president at Innovation Lab Fribourg where he empowers college students from the engineering, business, and natural sciences fields to become entrepreneurs. Baur is also a director and co-founder of the Swiss Startup Association which advocates for a better legal, regulatory, and tax environment for founders and startups in Switzerland. Deputy Managing Director at Swiss Startup Invest is yet another title for Baur. According to LinkedIn, this company is the leading force in the professionalization of the Business Angels and Venture Capitalist scene in Switzerland.
Mike Baur truly is an impressive entrepreneur with his last position. He is the co-founder and executive chairman of the Swiss Startup Factory AG. He has been in this position since the launch of the company in 2014. The Swiss Startup Factory AG is the number one independent and privately financed ICT Startup Accelerator in Switzerland. This company looks for digital entrepreneurs and will provide opportunities through its network of associates in Switzerland and around the world. The Swiss Startup Factory AG offers a three-month long program which benefits the new entrepreneur with a variety of services, coaching, mentoring and office space. Baur is responsible for the fundraising and financing rounds at this firm.
Baur is not only an entrepreneur but a mentor to young Swiss entrepreneurs. He invests much of his personal time and money to support these young entrepreneurs. With 20 years of experience, he is an experienced role model and mentor for these youths.