Mike Baur is the co-founder and CEO of Swiss Startup Factory. The company was formed in December 2014 and has since grown to a multimillion corporation. Mike was among the five members who created and started the initiative and have funded its activities and growth. The company has 43 offices which are located in North America, Europe, and South America. The goal of Swiss Startup Factory is to finance different businesses during their first three months and offer coaching, office space and mentoring to young entrepreneurs. The company has become useful in financing organizations and businesses in their early stages until they stabilize.
Education and work background
Mike is an MBA holder from University of Rochester New York and an Executive MBA from the University of Berne. After graduating, he spent 20 years working in Swiss private banking. During this period, he rose to different ranks and the epitome being an executive board member of the Swiss private banking. In 2014, he began a new entrepreneurial journey together with two members. The Swiss Startup Factory was born in this year. The company is currently the number one in providing ICT Startup Accelerator in Switzerland. Over the two years, the company has enjoyed rapid growth with profits increasing to millions of dollars.
The role of Mike Baur in company management
The position of a Chief Executive Officer in a company is quite involving, and Mike has managed to act in full capacity and steer the company to new heights. Being a co-founder in the business, he understands the best decisions that will influence actions of his staff and other board members. The oversight role on all projects undertaken by the firm is approved by his office. He has played a leadership role through being on the foreline in implementing new offices and setting new goals. Through his experience in banking, he encourages teamwork for achieving the company goals.
Mike Baur has been involved in many seminars and programs of assisting investors. Starting a business and running it to be successful needs more than the money invested in a project. The training and mentoring of entrepreneurs is the most useful stage. Incubation programs are organized where staff members of a business are trained by professionals from Swiss Startup Factory over a period of three months. In numerous occasions, he has attended forums where entrepreneurs are starting up and gives advice on effective management and accounting.