About Mike Baur
Mike Baur is an accomplished entrepreneur with interest in startup acceleration programs. His life is an inspiration to many aspiring tech entrepreneurs. He is among the few individuals who have followed their passion and made a career out of it. While Mike Baur has encountered several challenges along the way, he has shown a sense of boldness in addressing business-related problems. He was born and grew up in Freiburg, Switzerland. Mike Baur has exceptional education credentials. He holds an MBA and Executive MBA from the University of Rochester and the University of Bern respectively. His passion for banking and finance began at the age of 16 years.
In 1991, Mr. Baur joined the Union Bank of Switzerland as a commercial apprentice. Shortly, he became a senior advisor at the bank. He would offer financial guidance to some of the renowned entrepreneurs in Switzerland. However, in 2008, Mike Baur left UBS for Clariden Leu. Here, he continued his streak of success for almost six years.
In 2014, Mike Baur decided to quit banking to follow his passion for startup companies. He was always passionate about mentoring aspiring tech start-ups in Switzerland. As a result, he joined forces with his two partners to form the Swiss Startup Factory, the Swiss leading ICT accelerator. Swiss Startup Factory is a platform company that helps Swiss tech entrepreneurs to access free mentorship and training. Besides, it offers financial support to help them implement their business ideas. Again, the Swiss Startup Factory provides them with an office space at Zurich to help them reach potential investors. Through training and mentorship, young tech entrepreneurs hone their managerial skills and extend their entrepreneurial horizon.
Participating in an entrepreneurial contest also helps aspiring entrepreneurs to share ideas and experiences. Mike Baur led Swiss Startup Factory through its partnership with CTI Invest to help advance the Swiss start-up space. Mike Baur once participated in an entrepreneurial contest organized by the St. Gallen University. As a result, Swiss Startup Factory grew to an award-winning organization. In an attempt to advance the Swiss startup space, Mike Baur further founded Think Reloaded. Think Reloaded offers advice regarding finances and investment to affluent clients. In 2016, Think Reloaded partnered with BV4, a specialist in estimating the monetary value of ideas, intellectual properties, and innovations. Mike Baur’s credibility and track record of leadership make him a reputable role model.