Mike Baur was born and raised in Fribourg, Switzerland. He is actively connected to the country. He was fascinated with Banking & Finance as a teenager. For this reason, he was so happy to make it to this end as a financial executive. He spent over 20 years working in a private bank in Switzerland. His way to the top was realized at UBS. He became a board member of a large bank in Swiss. In 2014, the 39-year-old Mike Baur started his journey as an entrepreneur and founded the Swiss Startup Factory together with his partner. The company has grown to be the leading privately and independent financial ICT in Switzerland. Mike Baur supports various startups in Switzerland and supports the Swiss youth entrepreneurship both with finance and as a mentor. He is an MBA degree holder from Rochester University in New York. He also graduated from Bern University with an MBA.
The company also looks for thriving digital entrepreneurs to support them in their endeavor. The company also offers exciting opportunities through its network in the country and all-over-the-world.
Mike Baur is closely working with their startups. Therefore, contracting startups is done on a daily basis. The second main point for the Swiss Startup Factory is the professionals. During the whole acceleration prom, the company offers numerous input sessions to ensure that they have contributions matching their experiences.
The biggest problem arises when you want to turn these passion-riven entrepreneurs with a vision and dream capable of operating fast-growing corporations. During the early stages of the accelerator program, the entrepreneurs make decisions based on their passion. They seem to neglect the business element of the company. Therefore, the challenge of the group is to bring them back to reality and help them execute their plans in a challenging business environment.
Same challenge that startups face also motivates our company to work with them. The key to driving success in their way is their willingness to make products come into the market. When startups work in the house, their energy is stronger than ever. You need to ask yourself if you are doing the right thing as a startup entrepreneur. There is no success without believing. If your vision is not clear, you will fall when the moment of tribulations set in.