Mike Baur is a Swiss national. Mike grew up in Freiburg, Switzerland. He is a well-known businessman and entrepreneur. He attended Bern University and the University of Rochester where he pursued a degree in business. His career in banking began when he was no less than a teenager. He became a Union Bank of Switzerland apprenticed in 1991 when he was 16 years old. The Wall Street Journal termed him as a young finance expert. His career from that point on had been mapped out to be a series of promotions. The hiring manager at the time expected Baur to rise through the ranks of UBS firm. But this was not the be as Baur’s career took a series of turns that led him towards his firm.
Baur spent the early parts of his career at UBS. All through the 90s he worked his way up and was appointed to a critical advisory position before he was 30 years of age. Mike gave advise to wealthy investors across different platforms. He rubbed shoulders with some of the wealthiest men in Switzerland. Baur quit UBS in 2008 despite the profound success he’d had in the firm. He moved on to work for a Zurich based bank called Clariden Leu. He stayed with the bank for a period of up to eight years holding a high ranking position. The post-recession banking market seemed less appealing to Baur as more banks devoted significant portions of resources to go through red tapes. The wealth management expert decided to branch out on his own, pursuing his new found passion for helping tech entrepreneurs.
Mike Baur founded Swiss Startup Factory in 2014 with the intention of pursuing this new found passion. He partnered with Max Meister who is also an alumnus of Bern University. The company’s program aims to benefit Swiss entrepreneurs by mentoring and training them. They also provide funding to startups that show real promise. The startup founders are educated on marketing their products and services on a global scale. When the program is complete, the participants should be able to fish for investors on their own accord. This service tremendously increases the possibility of success in any startup.
Mike also created a firm known as Think Reloaded which provides financial guidance to affluent clients. He also serves as a member of the board at BV4. Baur has made it possible for many upcoming entrepreneurs with startup get a fighting chance in the dog eat dog world that is business.