Mike Baur is among the individuals who have gone outside his initial career option to become a renowned business personality and co-founder of a successful entity. Born and raised in Fribourg, Switzerland, Baur first fascination included banking and finance. Fortunately for him, his passion became a reality. As such, he is an experienced banking expert in Switzerland with a track record of about 20 years.
Before quitting the banking sector, Baur had a successful record of accomplishment. He worked at UBS as a commercial apprentice. Later, he was appointed as an executive board member of a top Swiss private bank. In 2014, Mike in collaboration with two other partners including Oliver Walzer and Max Meister co-founded what would later become a premier independently and privately financed ICT startup accelerator in Switzerland, the Swiss Start Up Factory.
Since co-founding the Swiss Start Up Factory, Mike Baur has spent considerable time in supporting and mentoring the youth in Switzerland. As a result, Most of his resources and time are invested in Swiss youth entrepreneurship and Swiss-based startups. Apart from being a renowned co-founder of SSUF, Baur is well-educated. He is a holder an MBA and an executive MBA from the University of Rochester and the University of Bern respectively.
Away from the Swiss Startup Factory, Mike Baur has played a significant role in other companies including ScanSource. He was part of the team that founded the company back in December 1992 with only five other employees. Since then, ScanSource Inc. has grown into a company with about 43 offices globally and around 2100 workers.
A Closer Look at Swiss Start Up Factory
Started back in 2014, the Swiss Start Up Factory has grown to one of the leading independently financed accelerators in Switzerland. Upon finding thriving tech entrepreneurs, SSUF provides them with unparalleled opportunities from the start. This is accomplished through the firm’s well-established network not only in Switzerland but also across the global divide.
SSUF operates an accelerator program that lasts for three long months. During this particular duration, startups are presented with distinctive avenues of coaching, mentorship, services and an office space situated right at the heart of Zurich. It also avails an entrepreneurial network that is aimed at helping startups attain all their ambitious goals. Additionally, SSUF boasts of partnerships with other entities including the Swiss Startup INVEST, which is one of the foremost financing platforms in Switzerland for startups and investors.