Mike Baur- head of the Swiss Startup Factory

Mike Baur is one of the influential business professionals in Switzerland who is doing great in helping the young entrepreneurs in the country to make a difference in the way they run their digital startups. Switzerland is leading globally in the line of technological innovations. Zurich is a global center for digital startups. Numerous startups have been started in the country to solve various consumer needs. Most of these startups deal with coming up with alternative and innovative means of solving consumers problems. Most of them are not after the tried and tested ideas. They are after coming up with brand new alternatives that will compete with solutions offered by the big corporations in the market.

 

Mike Baur who was born in Freiburg, Switzerland, has been in the banking sector for a very long time. For close to two and a half decades, he was working with various banks in the country. During these time he learned a lot about the environment. He was in a position to sit down with entrepreneurs and offer them investment advice. He was able to learn the things that make a business fail to grow. This is the recent he decided to start a firm that will deal with helping young entrepreneurs learn the basics of business growth.

 

Mike Baur started his career at the Union Bank of Switzerland. At UBS he served for almost two decades. He was able to serve in senior positions at the bank. Before he was 30 years old, he had been appointed bank advisor. His role involved advising some of the wealthiest people in the country. This was a great achievement since normally bank advisors are chosen from the employees who have long working experience in the sector. Although the management hoped that he would retire at the company, he decided to leave the bank in 2008 to join another private bank in Zurich called Clariden Leu.

 

At Clariden Leu, he was appointed a senior manager in charge of the Zurich offices. He served for about six years then decided to leave the banking sector altogether. In 2014, he started the Swiss Startup Factory in Zurich. This is a firm that deals with training, mentoring and funding of startups businesses in the country. The firm runs a three months program twice every year where they train young entrepreneurs how to grow their businesses. Mike Baur hopes to help as many young entrepreneurs as possible convert their ideas into business.

 

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