Mike Baur is a Swiss entrepreneur who serves as the managing partner and co-founder of Swill Startup Factory. He has over 20 years’ experience in the banking industry, having worked for Clariden Leu and UBS. The entrepreneur is in charge of the financing and fundraising rounds at the Swiss Startup Factory.
Born in Switzerland, Mr. Baur developed his fascination in banking and financing as a teen. He graduated with a MBA from the University of Rochester, NY. Mr. Baur also enrolled in the University of Bern, Switzerland, where he earned his executive MBA. Throughout his career in the banking industry, he has worked his way to being an executive board member in a huge Swiss private bank.
At the age of 39, Mr. Baur quit his profession to invest in startup companies before establishing Swiss Startup Factory alongside his business partners Oliver Walzer and Max Meister. He has been a judge in the START Summiter, a pitching contest for startups in the University of St. Gallen. Upon the partnership between Swill Startup Factory and CTI in January 2016, Mr. Baur became the deputy managing director of CTI Invest. The investor has also foreseen the company’s 2016 accelerator program with Goldback Group as well as the February 2016 partnership with Fintech Fusion. The Wall Street Journal profiled Mr. Baur’s career from banking to startup investments and entrepreneurship in December 2016.
Mr. Baur helps new entrepreneurs by turning their ideas into world-class companies that send business models and conventional products into an upheaval. He also envisions having the best accelerator program as well as setting their global standards. For one to get into his program, it will require them to fill out an extensive application. This happens twice each year, in February and September. The entrepreneurs are not required to write a business plan, and their selection is based on the interviews, lean canvas, and their applications. Once selected, an entrepreneur will be required to meet three milestones before being supplied with the cash needed to get started.
Mike Baur has devoted his life to business and finance and is willing to pass his knowledge to young entrepreneurs. He is ready to make any financial investment and give you the required success tools. Additionally, he can employ his skills in supporting a complete stranger attain their investment goals.