Mike Baur spent 20 years of his life working in Swiss Private Banking. He started as a commercial apprentice at USB and quickly worked his way up to becoming an executive board member for one of the largest Swiss Private Banks in the world.
When Baur was 39 he got the entrepreneurial bug and launched his first company, a strategic advisory boutique known as Think Reloaded. Over the years Baur became known as a mover and shaker in the world of business.
In December 2016 he was featured in the Wall Street Journal where they highlighted his career and many accomplishments.
The Story Behind Swiss Startup Factory
In early 2015 Mike Baur and his two business partners founded the Swiss Startup Factory in Zurich, Switzerland. As an early stage startup investor Baur understands all too well the challenges that come with trying to start a new company.
After receiving far too many sub par startup pitch decks and assisting with startup presentations that were average at best, Baur felt it was time to come up with a way for startups in Switzerland to get the help they needed in order to take their ideas to the next level.
And that is where the idea for Swiss Startup Factory was born. In the beginning stages Baur got a lot of kick back. No one believed in what he was doing nor did they believe it was necessary.
Most people automatically assumed since the Switzerland government already had several programs in place for start ups that there was no need for a program like the Swiss Startup Factory.
Baur however didn’t let that stop him. He knew that what he had in mind was unlike any other startup incubator in the country.
The boot camp like business execution platform offered by Swiss Startup Factory provides selected startup teams with an experience they can’t get anywhere else. Its tough and its all about execution.
It shows aspiring entrepreneurs how to go from idea to market in as little as three months. If selected you will get access to expert mentor sessions, one on one mentor sessions, a collaborative work environment, expert pitch training, and the best network of entrepreneurs & investors that Switzerland has to offer.
To learn more about Mike Baur and the Swiss Startup Factory accelerator program visit www.swissstartupfactory.com. You can apply for the program in February and September of each year.