For the longest time, Mike has been a force to reckon within the Swiss Private Banking industry. His journey has been that of courage as he built a career in two decades starting as an intern at UBS in his early twenties and growing all the way to an executive board member of the great private Swiss bank. However, at 39, the successful banker embarked on an entrepreneurial journey that changed his life and spared him the stress of a collapsing banking industry. Together with his two partners, Mike Baur founded the Swiss Startup Company. This is the leading privately owned and financed computer based startup accelerator in the whole of Switzerland.
Baur is passionate about mentoring the youth who are struggling with the initial steps in entrepreneurship. He also extends his support to a number of startup ventures either as a mentor or through direct financial aid. He is a co-founder and member of the Swiss Startup Association where he serves as a director. He is well trained with an MBA from Rochester New York and an Executive MBA from the Berne University.
Mike has been a significant player in several companies throughout his career. From his banking years, Mike has been an influential part of major investors. Many people sought his help regarding important financial decisions for expanding their companies or establishing their new businesses.
At the Swiss company, Mike is responsible for financing rounds as well as organizing fundraising activities. The company began as an ambition of creating firms that influence global changes and disrupt the normal occurrence of things, business models and products. The company organizes its goals in three-months long programs that are geared towards offering early startups the appropriate financing that they need, mentoring, services, coaching, and office space with the most important thing being access to the much-needed investors’ network.
The Swiss company offers exceptional opportunities to people who want to venture in entrepreneurship and have no idea of where to start from. Mike Baur is causing the change that many only dream of doing. He is using his skills, experience as well as resources to trigger an entrepreneurial move in Switzerland, a move that will change the business industry in the country. He believes in empowering and educating aspiring entrepreneurs to take risks and move forward in the appropriate manner.