Mike Baur is a co-founder and CEO of Swiss Start Up Factory. He quit his job to pursue a career in business and entrepreneurship. This was after twenty years of working in Swiss Private Banking. He worked with a slew of different companies, including UBS Wealth Management, Clariden Leu, Think Reloaded AG, and more after he received his MBA from the University of Rochester in New York. When he was 39 years old, he finally made the decision to stop working for others and start pursuing what he really wanted for himself, which was to found Swiss Start Up Factory.
One of the most respectable facts about Mike Baur is that he left behind what he previously knew about business to create his own. What he really wants is to inspire and impact people in Switzerland. In light of this, he spends a lot of time teaching Swiss youth about his experiences in the world of entrepreneurship. His main goal is to help people use their original ideas to start up a big business. Every large business starts with just a spark of an idea.
Mike Baur’s passion is finding real value in thoughts, and creating something bigger and better out of them. He is an active digital board member at several Swiss companies. In addition, he is a keynote speaker at universities and corporations. He uses this opportunity to share the experience he has in his field with others.
Even though Mike Baur has had tremendous of success in business, he is still capable of being down to earth and understanding the struggles and aspirations of everyone else. One of his favorite things to do in his spare time is watch sports. He still has a lot of love for a hockey club back in his hometown. Mike understands that everyone is just trying to make it in life, so he puts his knowledge to good use and helps others create big business out of small ideas.
Recently in 2016, Mike Baur pushed for Swiss Startup Factory to partner with Fintech Fusion. After his success, he was featured in the Wall Street Journal for his hard work and dedication to helping small businesses and start-ups succeed. He is truly an incredible human being.