Mike Baur is a famous entrepreneur, businessman, and co-founder of the Swiss Startup Factory. He grew up in Freiburg region, Switzerland. He also holds bachelor’s degrees from the University of Bern and the Rochester University. According to the Wall Street Journal, Mike Baur commenced his career in banking at 16 years of age. He worked for more than 20 years in the banking industry.
In 1991, Mike Baur became the apprentice of the Union Bank of Switzerland. He continued working for the Union Bank of Switzerland throughout the 1990s. During his time of service at the UBS, he was promoted to a top advisory position where he had a chance of providing advice to some of the richest investors in Switzerland.
End of the Banking Career and Founding of the Start-Up Company
In 2008, Baur decided to stop working for the UBS Company, regardless of his success at the company. However, he gained another employment at Zurich office of the Clariden Leu bank. At Zurich office, he held a top ranking position for about six years. Mike Baur was focused on following his passion of helping technology entrepreneurs. To achieve his goal, Baur co-founded the Swiss Start up Factory in the year 2014.
Mike Baur partnered with his Bern University fellow graduate, Max Meister while co-founding his Start up Company. The main aim of Mike’s incubator program was to provide the entrepreneurs in Switzerland with training and mentoring services. Additionally, the program was meant to supply funds to the promising startups. His incubator program gave three months assistance to the new enterprises.
About the Pitching Contest and Creation of Think Reloaded
Swiss Start up Factory encourages the qualifying technology startups to join the pitching contests. For instance, in the major 2014 contest, Baur was one of the jurors in service. Pitching contents organized by the Swiss Start up Factory under Mike Baur’s management occur at the Swiss University. At the contest, the founders of new 30 companies speak to the public about their products.
Mike’s incubator program limits the founders of the firms that are to speak during the pitching contest. It provides a limit of one million dollars funding for a firm to qualify to participate in the contest. Mike Baur’s involvement in the 2014 contest contributed immensely to the establishment of Swiss Start up Factory as a reliable and eminent business incubator.
In 2014, Mike Baur established another new firm known as Think Reloaded. The company’s major role was to provide financial advice to affluent customers. At the same time, he started serving as the deputy managing director of CTI. The two organizations formed by Baur work together to arrange the Swiss Startup Day event and provide training to technology entrepreneurs.