If you were to say the name Mike Baur in Zurich, Switzerland, everyone would turn their heads. Everyone knows who he is in Switzerland, and his popularity is increasing among those who are studying business. Switzerland has long been recognized as the place to grow a business because they focus on being precise and ensuring that every detail is followed when it comes to building a business step-by-step. This is where Baur’s experience comes in handy.
Young startups covet getting time with the Swiss Startup Factory, and they are looking to Baur to guide them through from beginning to end in all areas of their business including initial funding, overall financial structure, legal, management, and marketing as well. When Baur initially got his start, he was a commercial apprentice for UBS, and he also spent time working with Sallfort. After spending nearly 20 years in the private Swiss banking industry, Baur realized that he had much more to contribute to those who wanted to work in business as well. A the Co-Founder and managing partner of the Swiss Startup Factory, Baur knows that he must still rely on those he has asked to work with him to build this amazing opportunity for those who are just getting started.
Baur is fascinated by all aspects of the startup, and this includes those that are in the later stages of their startups. Baur’s key role for the SSUF was to help it get the fundraising needed in order to continue to operate and give the young startups what they need to be successful. Financing is never an easy task, but with his experience in banking and finance Baur was well prepared to teach what he knows to other entrepreneurs that have the same passion that he did when he first got his start.
Mike Baur has grown his team of leaders for the SSUF and is now comprised of both men and women with strong backgrounds in all areas that a startup needs training and guidance. Baur’s primary experience although in banking, enabled him to build relationships with others in the industry that could make sound contributions to the SSUF and the future of those young startups that are a part of their program.