Mike Baur is a successful entrepreneur and businessman. He is the co-founder and CEO of Swiss Startup Factory. He is also the founder of Think Reloaded, a venture capital company with a focus on entrepreneurial families and their businesses. Mike Baur also co-founded Swiss Startup Association where he serves as a Director. The non-profit advocates for policy reform to create a more startup-friendly environment in Switzerland.
In addition, he is also a Director at Swiss Startup Invest, a leading venture capital company. Mike Baur has been fascinated by the subject of business and finance since he was young. He quickly developed a keen eye and became passionate about making it his career. His professional career started with banking as an apprentice at UBS. He rose through the ranks to executive positions. He established Swiss Startup Factory in 2014.
The company is a startup accelerator based in Zurich. It has a focus on technology companies. Mike Baur enables Swiss startups to grow into profitable companies. He provides capital financing, business incubation services and mentoring to the new entrepreneurs. Mike Baur maintains an open door policy. He encourages his associates to exchange experiences in business consulting and finance. He prides himself on being a practitioner and encourages new investors to follow his lead.
According to Mike Baur, it is better to do it now and do it quickly. Do not postpone investment decisions. You may miss out on crucial timing information and get into unfavorable deals. He believes now is the right time to invest in technology. He is committed to mentoring entrepreneurs in the technology space. Mike frequently gives talks on the subject in universities and seminars. He was also a keynote speaker in the next generation category at the World Web Forum.
Mike Baur oversees fundraising at Swiss Startup Factory. The main component of the accelerator program is a three-month business incubation service. Startups enjoy access to capital financing, working spaces, business services and mentoring. They also get access to services such as accounting, financial advisory, and payroll management.
Entrepreneurs can focus on the business of creating disruptive companies that succeed in the global market. They also get access to an extensive real world network of entrepreneur and investors.
Mike Baur attended the University of Rochester and the University of Berne. He has previously worked for Sallfort Privatbank, Innovation Lab Fribourg, Clariden Leu and UBS Wealth Management among others. During his free time, Mike Baur enjoys playing sports such as hockey and tennis.