Mike Baur has a strong connection to where he grew up and still lives. The Fribourg in Switzerland is also where he developed his fascination for finances and banking when he was still a teenager. He has been fortunate enough to make his childhood passion his current profession. Mike was involved in Swiss Private Banking for close to twenty years. He started as a commercial apprentice working for UBS and worked his way up to the position of executive board member at a Private Swiss Bank.
When Mike turned 39 in 2014 he began his entrepreneurial career. He formed a partnership with two individuals and founded the Swiss Start Up Factory. The company has since become the number one privately financed and independent ICT Startup Accelerator anywhere in Switzerland.
Mike consistently invests a great deal of his time in youth entrepreneurship for the Swiss company. He also lends his support to numerous Swiss Startups as a mentor and on a financial level as well. Mike attended the University of Rochester in New York where he earned MBA. He continued his education at the University of Bern. where he also earned an Executive MBA.
The Swiss Strat Up Factory has a mission to provide talented young entrepreneurs with a professional execution platform. The platform is highly rated and guides the entrepreneurs through a process that is both business driven and dedicated. They learn the importance of achieving ambitious milestones from A to Z.
The company offers an accelerator program that lasts for three months. The program offers financial startups including mentoring, coaching, access to a network of investors as well as entrepreneurs and office space. The idea is to locate individuals who think alike so they can share and create connections. Extremely affordable pricing is offered for conference rooms, spaces for offices and desks. The Swiss Start Up Factory features a fitness room, lunch room, conference room, WiFi at no charge, a welcome area, a Nespresso bar, a film studio in house, plenty of space for storage and more.
The companies also offers financial advice and accounting services. This includes cash flow reports, bookkeeping, financial statements, invoice management, financial and progress reviews of health, payroll management, VAT reporting and tax. There are customized packages available individually designed to meet the needs of the clients. The launched startups of the company include Blinkers, Struckd, Beaconsmind and Carhelper.