Mike Baur is an entrepreneur and the senior director of Swiss Startup Factory AG. He is multi-lingual and can speak English, French, and German. Mike has a master’s degree in business administration and executive business management from the University of Rochester and the University of Berne respectively. Mike is driven by the motto to impact and inspire people in Switzerland to start their businesses. He spends his leisure time watching sporting events. Mike is a huge fan of the Fribourg Gotteron hockey club. He is a staunch follower of the Swiss Tennis Pros.
Mike Baur’s career history and achievements
Mike is knowledgeable in asset management, private banking, portfolio management, and business development. He has worked for various financial institutions that pioneer in wealth management. His tenure in this firms has made him acquire extensive professional experience in the finance sector. These skills have made him establish his company, Think Reloaded, an independent trusted advisor that specialize in start-up coaching, strategic value networking, and business administration. Between the years of 2012 and 2014, Mike worked for Sallfort Privatbank AG as head of the private banking. It is while working in this bank that he acquired excellent investment skills.
Mike has held various administrative positions in most of the firms he used to work for in Switzerland. He is the VP of Innovation Lab Fribourg (ILF), a company that empowers students aspiring to be entrepreneurs in the field of business, natural science, and engineering, to develop new technologies. ILF connects them to trainers, mentors, and investors from abroad and locally. He also played a huge role in the development of Swiss Startup Association. This organization is involved in monitoring legal and taxation matters concerning new companies in Switzerland.
In 2016, he joined Swiss Startup Invest as the deputy managing director of the firm. Mike spends most of his time overseeing the activities of Swiss Startup Factory AG, a company founded in 2014 as a Zurich-based accelerator. This company operates a start-up accelerator program that offers services such as mentorship and coaching. Other companies that he has worked for includes USB Wealth Management and Clariden Leu. He is a member of the digital board of several Swiss companies. Mike is a keynote speaker at most start-up events, colleges, and small & mid-sized businesses. He gives these lectures so as to sensitize entrepreneurs about accelerating start-up ideas and giving them steps of developing new digital companies.