Businessman and entrepreneur Mike Baur has led an inspirational and remarkable life. Growing up in Freiburg, Switzerland, Baur earned his degrees in business at the University of Rochester and Bern University. Baur began a career in banking at 16. He was promoted to a Union Bank of Switzerland apprentice in 1991. Mike was given a guideline of how his career with UBS would proceed, but his life took a different path.
The Life Of A Banker
Baur worked for UBS throughout the 90s decade. Before reaching 30, Baur was promoted to an advisory position within the institution. In his position, Baur provided advise to wealthy Swiss investors. His clientele list included some of the wealthiest individuals in the nation. Baur chose to part ways with UBS in 2008. He began working at a different bank in Zurich, Clariden Len. While at this new assignment, Baur was given a high-ranking position, that he kept for six years. In 2014, Baur choose to leave the banking life behind and focus on his passion for helping others.
Mike Baur’s Legacy
Mike’s goal was to establish a company that would help technology startup companies and young entrepreneurs. Baur co-founded the Swiss Startup Factory after leaving the banking industry in 2014. Baur chose to partner with a friend and fellow Bern University graduate, Max Meister. The program helps Swiss entrepreneurs by providing them with training and mentoring services.
Entrepreneurs not only receive the proper training they need to make the plunge into business ownership, they may also be given monetary assistance also. The Swiss Startup Factory awards funds to promising startup companies. These companies are given access to rent-free office spaces. Each newly founded enterprise is given three months of financial assistance.
Companies that choose to work with the Swiss Startup Factory, will learn how to globally market their products and services. They are given opportunities to market with fellow technology entrepreneurs, and taught how to receive funds from other investors. The services offered by the company are intended to set up novice entrepreneurs for long-term success.
What Is Next For Mike Baur?
The Swiss Startup Factory along with providing funds to tech startup companies, teaches entrepreneurs how to take the ropes for themselves. The entrepreneurs are taught the ins and outs of the business, and how to expand their outreach. Along with the Swiss Startup Factory, Baur is also involved in another firm, Think Reloaded. Going back to his roots, the company offers financial advice to affluent individuals.