Mike Baur is the Executive Chairman and Co-founder of Swiss Startup Factory. Baur has been in Swiss Private Banking for almost 20 years. He worked at UBS as a commercial apprentice before finding his way up to an executive member of the board at a big Swiss Private Bank. Baur began his entrepreneurial journey in 2014 and together with his two partners, founded Swiss Startup Factory.
Mike Baur concentrates a lot on the Swiss youth entrepreneurship. He offers both mentorship and financial support to various Swiss Startups. He is also the Director and Co-founder of Swiss Startup Association
His career journey
He worked as CEO at ScanSource, Inc since 2000- a company he co-founded in 1992 together with six employees. Today, ScanSource has approximately 2100 staff and posts annual sales of about $3 billion. It has 43 locations across Europe, North America, and Latin America.
With over 30 years of working experience in the field of IT, Mike had been employed in various senior management and leadership capacities in the technology as well as distribution industries before he joined ScanSource, Inc.
This was a startup pitching contest held at the University of St Gallen. He became the deputy managing director of the CTI Invest in January 2016 when CTI entered into a partnership with the Swiss Startup Factory.
During this time, Baur headed the accelerator program at Swiss Startup Factory with Goldbach Group and in February 2016, he guided the partnership between Fintech Fusion and Swiss Startup Factory.
About Swiss Startup Factory
Driven by the ambition to create worldwide companies that challenge the existing norms, business models, and products, the Swiss Startup Factory was started in 2014. This Zurich-based accelerator looks for thriving digital entrepreneurs. Through their network in Switzerland and the world over, they provide exciting opportunities from the outset.
Their core business involves a three-month program offering new startups with coaching, mentoring, financing, office space, services as well as access to a huge investor and entrepreneurial network.
The Swiss Startup Factory is the leader in Financing Platforms for the Swiss High-Tech Start-ups. As the CEO at Swiss Startup Factory, businessman and entrepreneur Mike Baur is tasked with the responsibility of fundraising and financing services at the company.