Mike Baur is a well-known Swiss entrepreneur and business executive. He is one of the founders of Swiss Startup Factory where he is also a managing partner. Baur has been in the banking business for over 2 decades. He also worked for UBS and Clariden Leu. After leaving UBS and Clariden Leu, he started investing in startup companies prior to becoming a Swiss Startup Factory co-founder in 2014 alongside Oliver Walzer and Max Meister. Mike Baur was a jury member for a start-up pitching contest at the University of Saint Gallen by the name of START Summiteer. In January of last year became the deputy managing director at CTI. At that time Swiss Startup Factory had a partnership program with CTI. This was during the period when Swiss Startup Factory underwent the accelerator program with Mike Baur. Baur managed Swiss Startup Factory in its partnership with Fintech Fusion in early 2016. In December of 2016, the Wall Street Journal featured a profile story on Mike Baur’s first jobs at the beginning of his career at Swiss banks to his present activities as an entrepreneur and in startup investments.
Currently, Mike Baur leads Swiss Startup Factory and is responsible for fundraising and financing rounds. He is a Co-Founder & Executive Chairman at Swiss Startup Factory. Max Meister works with Mike Baur as Co-Founder & CEO. Oliver Walzer is also another Co-Founder & CIO and completes the leadership team. The leadership team is supported be Jean-Pierre Vuilleumier as Head of Training and Head of Pitch Training and heads all training and coaching sessions. Chris Bargholz is the Business Analyst. Perhaps the most unique team member is Mexx, a dog who holds the title of Security and is Chief of Food and Good Feeling responsibilities. Mexx is currently on sabbatical per company team information. Perhaps this team is one of the most complete business teams due to their open-minded concepts.
At Swiss Startup Factory, companies that are starting up have access to facilities such as a fitness center and changing room, co-working desks, Nespresso bar, super powerful meeting rooms, kitchen and lunch space, welcome area, free Wi-Fi, and video studio. These facilities are key ingredients in offering a 360 degree service platform for startup companies.
Swiss Startup Factory offers individual services to help startup companies with ideas, input sessions, 1-on-1 mentoring sessions, accelerator program and a custom service package.