Who Is Mike Baur?
Mike Baur is a former Swiss banker who worked in the fields of banking and finance for over 20 years. He holds masters degrees from both the University of Rochester New York in the United States and the University of Bern in Switzerland. His MBA from the University of Bern was in executive leadership. Mike Baur is a native of the Fribourg region of Switzerland, where he continues to reside in. Mr. Baur was fascinated with banking, commerce and finances since he was a kid. He turned his passion of these subjects into a rewarding career in banking with Swiss banks like UBS.
The highlight of Mike Baur‘s career in banking was when he became an executive at a Swiss bank. Another highlight of his banking career was when he was appointed a board member of another Swiss bank. In 2014, Mr. Baur set his sights to business ventures and decided to exit the field of banking where he had been working for so long.
Mike Baur established The Swiss Startup Factory in 2014. He is currently the managing director there. Mr. Baur now enjoys helping young entrepreneurs and startups in Switzerland to kick start their business and thrive. Mike Baur now travels heavily throughout Switzerland where he lectures on entrepreneurship, starting a business and the challenges new startups face. He also enjoys coaching and mentoring young entrepreneurs and seeing them grow and become successful.
What Is The Swiss Start Up Factory?
The Swiss Startup Factory is a venture that is designed to encourage and help entrepreneurs launch new startups as well as improve existing ones. It offers many services and consultation to help newly launched companies to succeed. Financial services and accounting services offered by the Swiss Startup Factory includes invoice management, payroll management and bookkeeping. Cash flow assessments and financial health reviews are also offered to startups to see if their current business model is sustainable in both the short term and long term. Tax statements and financial statements can also be compiled by the Swiss Startup Factory for new ventures.
Mike Baur is one of the leaders and managers of the startup accelerator program at the Swiss Startup Factory. This is a three month program that provides new startups with financial support, access to a network of entrepreneurs and investors and consulting. Space is limited in this program, so new ventures are encouraged to apply early before deadlines.