Mike Baur is an investment banker and the general manager of Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF). Mr. Baur has more than two decades of unmatched professional experience in the Swiss Private Banking Industry. He initiated his career in the banking industry as a commercial apprentice at USB and slowly climbed the corporate ladder to the post of an executive board member. He follows social media groups, such as Leadership & Management and Big Ideas & Innovation.
Mr. Baur’s career history
Before establishing his firm, SSUF, in 2014, Mr. Baur was the senior executive board member at one of the top Swiss Private Banks in Switzerland. He co-founded the SSUF together with his business partner. They then grew this venture into one of the leading privately-held early stage ICT Startup Accelerator Company. Mr. Baur has three degrees from the University of Berne and the University of Rochester. He has two master’s degree: one business management and the other in executive business administration. He is a specialist in banking and finance, and he has skills in startups development, asset, and private equity management. Mr. Baur is multilingual and speaks English, Deutsch, and French. He has worked for various companies, including Clariden Leu, think reloaded ag, Sallfiort Privatbank AG, and Innovation Lab Fribourg.
Mr. Baur’s achievements and community involvement
Mr. Baur has invested most of his time in Swiss youth entrepreneurship programs where he provides mentorship and funding. He is also the brains behind the formation of the Swiss Startup Association. At the Swiss Startup Association, Mr. Baur provides services, including startup acceleration, investment, scouting, and startup DNA. Mr. Baur also addresses issues surrounding tax environments, legal, and regulatory matters. He believes that his approaches in business are aimed at bridging the gap between the new and the old economy to solve the challenges of digital transition. Therefore, Mr. Baur serves a member of the digital board for various Swiss Companies in Switzerland.
Mr. Baur is a skilled speaker and lectures students as well as business people in universities and corporations respectively. His topics mostly revolve around management of digital companies and principles of accelerating startup ideas. Mr. Baur experience has helped him build a large Swiss Startup ecosystem comprised of a pool of banking professionals and investors. Baur is a sports enthusiast, and he spends most of his free time following the Swiss Tennis Pros. Mr. Baur is also a fan of the Fribourg Gotteron hockey club. He is open-minded, and he is always looking to interact with other professionals who share the same vision about Startups as him.