Who is Mike Baur? Mike Baur is the co-founder and managing partner of a Swiss accelerator company located in Zurich called the Swiss Start Up Factory. The main goal of this top independent and privately funded start-up accelerator company is to work with young, passion driven entrepreneurial start-up’s who have the idea and drive to take their vision to the next level. Baur and his teams goals are to accelerate the entrepreneurial process time of taking an initial idea and bringing it to the final marketing stage in as little as 3 months.
Baur, who holds an Executive MBA from the University of Bern and an MBA from the University of Rochester New York, has made his background in banking and finances and his passion for mentoring and assisting future start-up’s into his dream career. Having spent almost 20 years in the Swiss banking market, Bauer worked his way from commercial apprentice to becoming an executive board member of a private Swiss bank. At the age of 39, Baur co-founded the Swiss Start-up Factor, with Mike Meister and Oliver Walzer, making SSUF one of the top independent and privately funded ICT accelerator company’s in Switzerland. With the main goal of the Swiss Start Up Factory to support the younger generation of digital technology specialists, SSUF provides services such as coaching, mentoring and office space while introducing these young entrepreneurs to a strong network around the world.
The success of this company is due to the closeness that Mike and his partners work with each individual entrepreneur, having daily contact with each one. Mike and his partners are also available to every start-up for questions, assistance and mentoring, as well as having numerous input sessions to ensure the individual and the program are on the same page. A necessary outcome for each start-up is that they can appropriately run their company in a business environment, and this is one of the very important lessons taught during the program.
The passion that Mike Baur shows in his dedication to young entrepreneurs within his company extends outside of his office walls as well. Baur is very involved in a variety of start-up company’s and offers both financial and mentoring support.