Mike Baur is the founding partner of the Swiss Startup Factory. He has had over 20 years of experience in the swiss banking industry. He is most recently responsible for the fundraising and financing rounds at the Swiss Startup Factory.
For over 20 years he worked for banks such as Clariden Leu and Salford. After which he quit and began investing in startup companies. Then, he co-founded the Swiss Startup Factory, in 2014, with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer. He participated in the contest to pitch Swiss Startup Factory called START Summiteer. When Swiss Startup Factory teamed with CTI, on January of 2016, he was named Deputy Managing Directer of CTI Invest. He led the company through its accelerator program with Goldbach Group in early 2016, and its partnership with Fintech Fusion in February 2016.
Baur got his Bachelor of Applied Science in banking and finance at the University of Applied Sciences Bern during 1997-2000. He earned his Executive Master of Business Administration at the University Bern during 2007-2008. He earned his Master of Business Administration at the University of Rochester during 2007-2008.
About The Swiss Startup Factory
This, Zurich-based, accelerator started up in 2014. Their intention is to become the gateway for the world to partner with their countries burgeoning startup scene.
The Swiss Startup Factory provides the same things most other accelerator programs do and aims to establish itself as a leader in building up the local ecosystem. To every startup that joins their program, Swiss Startup is offering up to 25.000 francs and won’t take equity as a requirement of participation.
Swiss Startup Factory isn’t a program started by investors but by a set of corporate that are motivated to interact with more startups. They want the chance to learn more about the most exciting way to collaborate with new ideas.
It is a company created by people who want to see others succeed in their own companies. If you are looking for the right accelerator for your startup, look no further! If you are interested in finding out more about Swiss Startup Factory, click here!