With a strong educational background and passion in the financial sector, Mike Baur has earned titles in the global financial market, like being an Executive Chairman and managing partner of Swiss Startup Factory. He is also a speaker, an author, and a successful entrepreneur. The 43 years old holds a significant responsibility at the Swiss Startup Factory as a co-founder. This company offers a platform for young entrepreneurs to manage their ideas. He handles the firm with great competence that he acquired through his 20 years journey in the financial sector in Switzerland where he served some leading private banks.
The journey to Mike’s success did not come overnight, but through a progressive experience, and responsibilities. For instance, at the ScanSource Inc., he exercised his authority as the CEO. During his leadership period, the a company showed rapid growth, when it opening up 45 branches across America and Europe .Mike moved up the financial management ladder to the top executive in popular banks in Switzerland.
Companies like CTI Invest, where he was a deputy managing director, Clariden Leu, and UBS have a great contribution to his success at the Swiss Startup. Moreover, his educational background contributes enormously to his competence, having pursued an MBA and an Executive MBA, from University of Rochester, and University of Bern respectively.
Mike’s passion in the financial sector was proven in 2014, when together with three other partners, launched the Swiss Start-Up Factory. The Zurich-based accelerator provides upcoming entrepreneurs with networks across the globe. As a teenager, Mike hoped to venture into the finance market; his dream came to be, through dedication and experience. As a result, he finds it his responsibility to mentor other young people with a similar passion.
Through Swiss Start-Up Factory, Mike provides a unique platform of giving the youth mentorship, and coaching services. It’s hard for new entrepreneurs to swim through the market without encountering some setbacks. For this reason, Mike realizes that entrepreneurs need inspiration from the successful ones, for them to foresee incoming obstacles. This is a mission, he accomplishes through his company. Moreover, Mike invests and supports digital startups which he believes will stand out in the dynamic business environment.
The Swiss team under Mike’s leadership helps new business, in coming up with a marketing plan. This is to help them realize that a business plan alone is not enough, as in every business it’s crucial for one to know who and where the customers are.
As the managing partner of the Swiss Factory, Mike has a share of responsibilities such as fundraising and financing rounds. In addition, all the coaching and training conducted by the company are under his watch.
Most people are passionate about venturing into an idea, but they don’t have the know-how .Mike’s success story is an indication that partnering is convenient, and can help in exploring your passion and unveiling your dreams. However, a lot of dedication and teamwork is required for one to be a successful investor