Mike Baur is the co-founder and partner of Swiss Startup Factory. Baur has over twenty years of banking experience and has worked for USB and Clariden Leu. He started the Swiss Startup Factory in 2014 with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer. Baur was only 39 years old when he founded Swiss Startup Factory and has been working towards building the business even further. The Swiss Startup Factory is located in Zurich, Switzerland, where his partners and himself run today’s number one privately financed independent startup accelerator. Baur attended the University of Rochester New York where he earned his MBA. He also went on to obtain an Executive MBA from the University of Berne.
Baur and his associates created the idea to start the Swiss Startup Factory from their experiences as early investors. He has been involved in other startup companies that were not successful or just plain average, so he wanted to start up something that would surpass all of that. He compiled his ideas and began to implement his thoughts into a type of boot camp that offers a business platform with precise execution. He worked towards it becoming the number one startup team in Switzerland and worked to boost it to the next level. After pitching his idea, and hearing others who felt that there wasn’t a need for the company, it made him want to develop it even further. Now he is a successful entrepreneur with a very enduring startup business.
A typical day for Baur is not your ordinary day. Depending on the needs of the company at the time determine the pace of his overall daily duties. He typically starts his day around 5 am or 5:30 am to start reading his emails for the day. After he answers all of his emails, he gets to work on helping people with their personal startup endeavors. He enjoys the fact that he can interact physically with each individual and focus on the pertinent issues at hand to make the day as productive as possible.
Mike Baur spends his time focusing on the efforts of his business and his family. His drive for the industry and years of expertise have proven him to be a very successful businessman with a lot of potentials. He gets started early in the morning and thrives to succeed through the remainder of the day, which has helped him lead one of the best start up companies in Switzerland.