Mike Baur is an ambitious, hardworking and, a successful entrepreneur who has contributed positively to every company that he has worked with either as an employee or at the management level. His vast experience in the business world has made him a well-known entrepreneur all over Switzerland. Currently, Mike is the co-founder and chief executive officer at Swiss Startup Factory in Switzerland. Mike is also Co-Founder and Director of the Swiss Startup Association.
Mike schooled at the University of Rochester in New York where he graduated with his master’s degree, and he also holds executive MBA from the University of Bern. Mike developed a passion for banking industry immediately he finished his College and joined Swiss private bank where he worked on different levels for almost 20 years. He found his way up as an Executive Board of Large Swiss Private Bank through his hard work, dedication, and passion for growth.
With the experience he had acquired from the banking industry, Mike developed strong entrepreneurial skills that drove him to expand his services to another dimension. In the year 2014, Mike Baur and other two ambitious entrepreneurs founded Swiss Startup Company one of the largest privately financed ICT Company in Switzerland. Swiss Startup is an independent ICT startup accelerator that provides the startups with financing, coaching, access to an extensive entrepreneurial and investor network and mentoring services. Mike Baur plays a vital role in the company of conducting the fundraising and managing the financing of the startup for their projects. Swiss Start-up is the leading independent company focusing on creating companies that will change the usual formalities of most businesses, the products they offer, and their business model. Mike is passionate about supporting the youths and most of his time he is either mentoring the youth or helping them by funding their startups
Apart from Swiss Start-up Mike Baur has co-founded another company called Scan Source Inc, an international distributor of specialty technology products for businesses. Mike and other five employees joined hands and started this company in the year 1995. Through Mike Baur’s outstanding managerial skills, his handful experience, and his dedication, Scan Source has become a big company with an average of 1200 employees and approximately 45 branches in South and North America, and Europe. Mike worked in this company as the president until the year 2007. He has also been a member of the board since 1995.