Mike Baur is a Swiss businessman and entrepreneur. In 2014, together with Oliver Walzer and Max Meister, he founded the company Swiss Startup Factory. Currently, Mike Baur is the managing partner of the enterprise. Mike Baur used to work in the banking business for more than 20 years but decided to have a change of career path and moved on to investing in a variety of startup companies. The Swiss Startup Factory provides a number of services such as mentoring and coaching, office spaces and financing. One of the most sought after service of The Swiss Startup Factory is the access to an international network of global investors and entrepreneurs.
Recently, there was a START Summiteer event in which Mike Baur took part as a jury. START Summiteer is pitching contest for startup companies and business that is held annually at the University of St Gallen. In January 2016 he became part of CTI Investment. He took the position of a deputy managing director after CTI Investment and Swiss Startup Factory formed a partnership. The Swiss Startup Factory partnered up with GoldBack Group at the beginning of 2016 and with Fintech Fusion in February 2016. Mike Baur managed the Swiss Startup Company with the means of its accelerated program. In December 2016, the Wall Street Journal web site featured Mike Baur and the Swiss Startup Factory. The article encompassed Mike Baur’s early career and more specifically his smooth transition from banking to startup investments and become a successful entrepreneur.
There was an Investor Panel at the WORLDWEBFORUM Next Generation recently. In order to celebrate the closing of the semester, Mike Baur was asked to give a speech. He shared some thoughts and reflections on the Swiss Startup Factory. He talked about some of the main advantages of becoming a part of their accelerated program. It lasts three months, and it has been created for starting entrepreneurs and students. By joining the program, the participants get access to a lot of counseling and individual mentoring from a team of experts including Mike Baur himself. Most of the participants end up pursuing a career as an entrepreneur and become successful investors. The accelerated program of Swiss Startup Factory offers access to the company’s network as well. The goal of the three-month program is to make sure that young people are provided with the needed mentoring and enough practical experience to succeed in their careers of choice.