It takes a courageous man to shift from one career to another as many people usually fear failure and lack of experiences. Despite all that, meet Mike Baur who is a hero in the journey. Mike Baur is an entrepreneur, businessman and the co-founder of the Swiss Startup Factor, one of the private companies in Swiss. Mike moved from banking to start the Startup Company which its purpose is to change the norms of the traditional market and bring new products and business model which will interest the consumers.
Mike in conjunction with his two partners founded the company in 2014.The Company offers a three-month program that helps investors in services like financing, mentoring, coaching, access to entrepreneurial and investor networks and office space. According to Mike, the firm is called a factory because they aim at helping the youths to be hard working.
Mike is one of the co-founder and an executive in the Swiss Startup Factory. He graduated from the University of Rochester with a bachelor’s degree in MBA and also achieved an executive degree in MBA from the University of Berne. He began his career working with the Swiss banking for over 20 years where he was in the position of an executive member before quitting for investment business.
In 2014, Mike in cooperation of the two partners Max Meister and Oliver Walzer decided to start a Swiss Startup Factory. By January 2016, the Swiss Startup Company was in partnership with CTI and Mike was named the deputy managing director of the CTI invest. He has also played a great role in leading the company in its accelerator program with Goldback group. He is in charge of all the fundraising and financing of the Company since it is an independent Company.
Mike Baur is also a speaker on the investor panel at WORLDWEB FORUM and has been a good mentor to the youth entrepreneurs. He always supports Startup investments financially to ensure their success. The Wall Street Journal has also profiled Mike’s transition from the banking to entrepreneurs and later to investments business.
With all this achievements under his profile, Mike Baur is therefore an icon to many investors.