Mike Baur has love finances and banking ever since he was a teenager. He grew up in a lovely town called Fribourg, located in Switzerland. Later on, he managed to make a career out of his passions. He earned a Master of Business Administration as well as an executive Master of Business Administration when he attended the University of Rochester. He also studied at the University of Bern.
Mike was a very successful part of the banking industry in Switzerland for twenty years. He was promoted through the banks, until finally he became a member of the executive board at one of the larger banks. He worked at some extremely well known banks, such as Clariden and Sallfort.
Mike did not start to become an entrepreneur until 2014, when he was thirty-nine. This was when he founded the Swiss Startup Factory with two other individuals. The idea of the company was to take young innovators in the digital field and give them the support and mentoring they need to succeed. The company was financed independently and is owned privately. This is also the only company of this type Switzerland has ever seen. Their specialty is programs for techpreneurs that are so accelerated they last just three months.
Ones of Mike’s biggest passions is for the youth. He supports and coaches their efforts in becoming entrepreneurs. For the individuals who show true promise, he offers them financial assistance as well. Mike is both one of the founders as well as handles all of the financing and company fundraising at The Swiss Startup Factory.
The Swiss Startup Factory was founded in Zurich in 2014. The company finds individuals who excel in the digital field and help them to become entrepreneur’s. What these individuals are taught includes networking, investing and technologies of the digital age. This accelerated three month program gives them the ability to understand and succeed in the market on a global scale. They are fully tested to make certain they can both develop and then have the ability to sell their ideas. They are then shown how to approach possible investors.
The younger individuals who have a lot of ambition do very well at the Swiss Startup Factory. These people are waiting until they have what it takes to set the world on fire with their passion and their abilities. They also have the opportunity to corroborate with other innovators in an environment where everyone works as a team.