Passion can take you to the highest levels in life. For Mike Baur, it has made him the best in all his endeavors. Mike is a successful entrepreneur with an immense wealth of experience in financial sector. He is currently a co-founder and a chief executive of Swiss Startup, an ICT firm in Switzerland. Mike is also Co-Founder and Director of the Swiss Startup Association.
Mike started his career at Swiss Private Bank where he started working as a bank clerk but found his way up to the top management through his hard work and a will to learn new things in the financial sector. Mike Baur graduated with a bachelor degree from Rochester University, Newyork and proceeded for his MBA at the University of Bern. Mike worked with Swiss Private Bank for close to 20 years where he is remembered for many positive contributions towards the growth of the bank.
Before Joining Swiss Startup, Mike was among the founders of Scan Source Company an international firm that distributes specialty technology products for small and large business. Mike and five other entrepreneurs started this firm in the year 1995 with a mission to make it the best distributor company in the world. Following Mike’s outstanding skills, experience, and qualifications, he was elected by the other partners to serve as the company’s president, a role that he carried out for approximately 12 years. Though he left the firm to concentrate on other business, Mike Baur still sits in as a board member for Scan Source Company.
Mike Baur’s full concentration is now with Swiss Startup Company a firm that he and other two ambitious executives started in the year 2014, with an aim to promote and support startups in Switzerland. Swiss Startup is an independent ICT startup accelerator that specializes in financing them, mentoring them, helping them to access vast entrepreneurial and investor network, as well as coaching the startup owners. Mike has been the key contributor in this business where he has been working closely with the youths supporting them in various projects on matters of finances and mentoring them. Mike is the person in charge of fundraising and funding the potential startups ensuring that the future business has a unique and a different set up that will allow many businesses to survive the current market setbacks. His outstanding managerial skills have made Swiss Startup one of the best performing company in Switzerland.