Mike Baur: From banking to startups mentor

Mike Baur is the executive chairman of one of the best startups company in Switzerland known as Swiss Startup Factory. He is also the co-founder of the firm which he formed alongside his two other friends; Oliver and Max. Swiss Startup Factory was started in 2014 after the Mike Baur left the banking sector after serving for more than two decades.

 

Mike Baur had joined the banking sector at a very young age of 16 years. His first job was as an apprentice at the Union Bank of Switzerland. To qualify as a banker, Mike Baur had a strong educational background, having studied business-oriented courses at the Bern University and the Rochester University. Mike Baur is a holder of masters in business administration and executive masters in business administration from the two universities respectively.

 

After completing his internship program at the UBS, he was offered a job by the bank manager after he proved to have remarkable skills in execution of banking duties. He proved to be very knowledgeable e in the field of finance. His prowess in financial management saw him earn a promotion to the role of financial advisor with the bank. As a financial and investment advisor with the bank, Mike Baur had the opportunity of advising the wealthiest individuals in the country at the time. Mike Baur worked for the UBS until 2008.

 

After leaving the Union Bank of Switzerland, Mike Baur joined a rival private bank known as Clariden Leu. At this bank, he was appointed a senior branch manager at the bank’s headquarters in Zurich. Mike Baur had gained a lot much experience from the banking sector having worked for close to two decades by then. At Clariden Leu, his term did not last long as six years later he quit the banking industry altogether.

 

In 2014, Mike Baur and others started the largest privately owned startup factory in the country. Swiss Startup was born so that it could help digital entrepreneurs to sustain their business ideas by mentoring them and making them run businesses on their own. The Swiss Startup Factory runs an accelerator program which is meant to mentor startup entrepreneurs on how to grow and manage a business within three months.

 

Through the startup program. Mike Baur, is able to mentor, coach and offer new entrepreneurs financial support to create their businesses. The accelerator program also offers them floor space to conduct their operations. In the course of the program, they also get a chance to interact with experts in the various field of business who offer them advice and insight on how they can turn their ideas into fully grown companies.

 

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