Mike Baur has an experience of nearly 20 years in the field of Swiss Private Banking. He started his career at UBS as a commercial apprentice. He moved his way up and became an executive board member at a large Swiss Private Bank. He started his entrepreneurial journey in 2014 at the age of 39. He started by founding a company named Think Reloaded. This was a strategic advisory firm for the wealthy. Mike Baur is an important figure in Switzerland in the startup world.
This is why he has been featured in an article in the Wall Street Journal in 2016. This details his career journey. His passion for Swiss entrepreneurship is displayed through several Swiss digital start-ups in which he is an investor as well as a board member. It was in 2015 that Mike Baur along with two partners founded the Swiss Startup Factory that is located in Zurich, Switzerland.
Mike Baur has done his MBA from the University of Rochester New York. He holds a degree in Executive MBA from the University of Berne. He is happily married and the father of two kids.
He got the idea for Swiss Startup Factory from the experience that he gained as a startup investor. This was when he decided to create a platform for business execution platform for the various startup teams in Switzerland in order to boost their so that they can move on to their next level. He wanted to provide them with coaching modules besides providing them with a tough experience driven by execution.
At this time many people in the country dissuaded Mike Baur since Switzerland already offers several governmental support programs for all these startups. Still, Mike Baur was convinced and wanted to continue with his idea!
He believes in start-up acceleration. His schedule of the day is based on the needs of the startups with which he is working. He likes to get up early so that he is able to answer all his emails before the day starts. This allows him to focus on working with people the whole day as there is no need to sit behind a laptop to answer emails. He likes to interact with people in person. Since there is a lot of work while dealing with startups, he tries to focus on the important topics only in order to make it as productive as he possibly can.