Mike Baur is one of the best startup mentors in the world today. He spends most of his time helping business become successful. His main focus has been in the digital businesses. He is the co-founder of the biggest independently owned startup firm known Swiss Startup Factory. Swiss Startup Factory was established in 2014 after Mike Baur left a well-paying job in the banking sector to start his own company. Mike Baur have had a long career in the banking sector that has seen him hold executive positions in various banks. His journey in the banking sector according to the Wall Street Journal started when he was only 16 years old.
Born in Freiburg, Switzerland, Mike Baur has a long tale of success all his life. For his education, he attended the University of Rochester and the Bern University. He studied business-related degrees. He is a holder of masters in business administration as well as executive masters in business administration. From his education, it is quite clear that Mike Baur is armed with the requisite knowledge needed for him to succeed in the business environment.
While he was 16, he joined one of the largest banks in the country known as Union Bank of Switzerland. His first position in the bank was that of an apprentice. With the education that he had, he needed to get his hands on real experience. After working in the bank for a short while, the managers realized that Mike Baur was not the ordinary employee of the bank. He possessed a lot of knowledge that would be very helpful to the bank. In order to have him for a long time, they offered him a life term plan that would see him work at UBS up to the point of retirement. The plan that he was given detailed all the steps of growth that he would be taken through in the bank hierarchy. Although this was the plan, Mike Baur would not see the end of his career in the bank. In 2008, he left the bank to join another bank in Zurich City. Mike had joined UBS in 1991.
After leaving the UBS he joined another private bank known as Clariden Leu. Due to his experience, he was given a senior executive position in the bank. After six years, not even his huge compensation in the bank would deter him from leaving the banking sector. In 2014, he left and started his own company known as Swiss Startup Factory together with his friend from Berne University, Max Meister.