Mike Baur is a businessman and an entrepreneur from Swiss. He is among the founders and managing director of the Swiss Startup Company. Mike has been working in the banking sector for 20 years and more. He has worked for Clariden and UBS After that, Mike resigned to start making investments in startup factories. In the year 2014, Mike founded Swiss Startup Factory in agreement with Oliver Walzer and Mark Miester.


Mike Baur was among the members of the jury at the Start Summiteer in the University of St Gallen which is an upcoming pitching contest. In the year 2016 in January, Mike was made the deputy director of CTI Invest when the Swiss Startup Factory formed a partnership with CTI. Mike then saw through Swiss Startup Factory with the accelerator program with Gold back Group in 2016. He saw through the partnership of a Swiss Startup Factory with the Fintech Fusion in February 2016. In December 2016, Mike Baur was profiled by Wall Street Journal in his career moving from Swiss banking to begin investments and entrepreneurship.


Mike worked in Swiss Private Banking for about 20 years where he made his way up from UBS where he was a commercial apprentice to being an executive on the board of members of the Swiss Private Bank. In the year 2104, at the age of 39, Mike together with his two partners founded Swiss Startup Factory, which is the best private and independent in Switzerland financed early stage ICT Startup Accelerator. He puts a lot of effort on investing in the entrepreneurship of Swiss youth and gives support to Swiss Startups financially and mentors them.


Mike attained a Master’s Degree from Rochester, the University of Rochester found in New York and another Masters in the University of Berne. He has been the Chief Executive Officer at Scan Source Inc. whose headquarters are in Greenville. Mike is a board member of Upstate Forever and was a board member of The Peace Center for Performing Arts in Greenville, SC. Mike is an advocate of community wellness who is involved in Corporate Shield running events.


Mike Baur contribution in structuring the tech-startups in Switzerland have been phenomenal. He has accomplished so much success mentoring new entrepreneurs who have very good ideas that if well implemented have the capacity to grow into huge multinationals. The three-month accelerator program is no doubt a worthy investment for any startup business.


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