Mike Baur’s love for banking and finance started way back in his early days as a teenager in his home town of Fribourg, Switzerland. It wasn’t surprise that he later on pursued his passion and made a career out of it. Mike Baur attained a MBA and an executive MBA from the University of Rochester and the University of Bern respectively.
He spent 20 successful years in the Swiss banking industry rising through the ranks to become an executive board member at a large Swiss private bank. Some of the banks that he worked at include Clariden and Sallfort.
His entrepreneurial journey started in 2014 when he turned 39. Together with two other partners he started Swiss Startup Factory to mentor and support young digital innovators. Swiss Start up Factory is independently financed and privately owned. The first of its kind in Switzerland running regular three-month accelerator programs for techpreneurs.
Mike Baur has a great passion for the youth and thus he spends a lot of time supporting youth entrepreneurship by proving coaching and financial assistance to promising startups. Mike Baur is the co-founder and CEO. He is also in charge of financing and fundraising at Swiss Startup Factory.
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Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF)
The Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF) was started in 2014 in Zurich and it is main aim is to identify and support nascent and thriving digital entrepreneurs.SSUF run a 3-month long accelerator program for Startups in which coaching and mentoring is given in areas such as finance,entrepreneurial network, investor network and office space.
At SSUF young companies specializing in digital technologies are given a chance to go through a structured accelerator programs so as to create thriving innovative power that can compete on the global market place.
During the three month period of the accelerator program, the selected startups are taken through paces and tested to ensure that they can develop a selling idea and pitch it to potential investors.
Swiss Start up factory accelerator program is the fit for ambitious young people who want to set the world ablaze with their ideas and innovations. Within a three-month period individuals are pushed and helped to bring their ideas on the market using the lean canvas methodology. At Swiss Startup Factory, you get a chance to work with other innovators and experts in a collaborative environment.
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