Having grown up in Switzerland, Mike Baur has lived a life worth reading about for inspiration. The now renowned businessman studied at the University of Rochester and the Bern University where he graduated with degrees. At the age of 16, he started out his career in the banking industry. With a high anticipation of success, Mike put his best foot forward as he climbed through ranks in different companies.
Mike Baur Banking Career:
Mike Baur was employed by the Union Bank of Switzerland, UBS, in the 1990s. As a young motivated and hardworking man, still, in his twenties, he earned himself an advisory position that was very important at the Bank. His work was to advise high-end investors in Swiss. In 2008, Mike resigned from UBS and soon after got a job at Clariden Leu. He held a position there for almost 6 years. With his vast experience, he had an urge to help entrepreneurs in the technology industry. He decided to use the skills he had earned in this industry and expertise to pursue his passion.
The beginning and running of the Swiss Startup Factory:
In order to fulfill his passion of helping entrepreneurs in the technology business, Mike Baur began Swiss Startup Factory. It was in 2014 when he took up this journey. He partnered with Oliver Walzer and Max Meister to start an incubator program that offered training and mentorship for young entrepreneurs in Switzerland. If a startup looked feasible, they provided funding to boost the business.
Furthermore, some startups gain access to free offices for a period of three months as they attend the training offered by Swiss Startup Factory. They gain a platform for networking and marketing their products and services. The training also enhances their thinking capacities and enables them to identify potential investors for their businesses. The company encourages its trainees to join the pitching contests to win funding to boost their startups. Mike Baur was a juror for one of the main pitching contests.
Think Reloaded Formation and Expansion:
Think Reloaded is also a brainchild of Mike Baur. Its main focus is advising clients financially. Mike served as the deputy to the investing managing director. The company joined forces with SSUF to provide the best services for their clients. Mike’s main task is to organize fundraising and financing in this company. SSUF promotes the development of the technology industry as well as the economy of the country through their involvement in the startup businesses.
Mike Baur is a famous entrepreneur who uses his strong banking background to invest in startups and to help in growing them.