Switzerland is one of the few countries that have experienced tremendous growth in the business sector. Both the government and financial institutions are spending enormous resources in funding new business ventures that will help to transform the country and offer employment to thousands of young people who are graduating from schools. Switzerland is the home to some of the most significant and reputable financial institutions in the world. The country has also produced some of the biggest names in the global financial sector. Among the biggest names in the business sector is that of Mike Baur.
Mr. Baur has served in the Swiss banking sector for over two decades. He launched his career in the banking industry when he was only 16 years old. Mike Baur has worked at several financial institutions in Switzerland before establishing his company where he now serves as the managing partner.
Mike launched his career in the 1990s when he joined UBS. From humble beginnings, Mike Baur rose through ranks to the top leadership of an international Swiss private bank where he was a board member. During his banking career, Mike was a financial advisor who offered sound financial advice to banks, institutions and also individuals. Mike has dealt with many startup enterprises where he provided financial counsel and organized funding for them.
His career as a banker exposed him to the challenges faced by young entrepreneurs in Switzerland where most of them lack proper guidance, capital and other critical resources that are required to run a successful business venture. Mike decided to quit his well-paying banking job to establish a venture that would help grow startup businesses in Switzerland.
In 2014, Mike teamed up with two other partners to establish Swiss Startup Factory. The main aim of establishing the company was to help entrepreneurs’ access capital, provide them with mentorship programs, link them with successful entrepreneurs and also offer free office spaces where they can operate from.
The company that was launched just three years ago is now regarded as the largest privately funded startup accelerator. No other startup accelerator in the country can boast of similar achievements in such a short time.
Mike Baur’s success in helping startups is as a result of hard work and dedication. Mike holds two business degrees from two universities. Mike has worked in several prominent financial institutions in the country where he has gained a lot of experience in Switzerland’s business environment. Besides being the managing partner of Swiss Startup Factory, Mike is also the co-founder of Swiss Startup Association.