Energetic and dynamic, Mike Baur co-founder and board member of Swiss Start Up Factory is helping other young entrepreneurs to realize their dreams. While other business people may flounder while trying to find the right fit for them, Baur was able to take the passion he felt as a teenager and turn it into a lucrative and successful career. Interested in baking and finance since his teenage years, he has now worked in business and banking for over 20 years. In 2014, he founded Swiss Start Up Factory with both Oliver Walzer and Max Mister. He is now using that passion and that experience to encourage, motivate, and help a new generation of entrepreneurs to believe in their own start ups.
As part of World Wide Web Forum 2017, Baur was able to reach out to many aspiring entrepreneurs at one time and offer them his one-of-a-kind knowledge. Baur is a mentor and motivator and both his experience and his education make him a valuable member of the entrepreneur community. Baur is also able to bring real-world information to tomorrow’s business leaders. Given his track record of growing his own businesses, Baur has had an ability to see what is on the horizon always keeping him right on top of the changing business landscape. It is that vision that has enabled him to stay on top of changing business trends including digital technology. Baur has been able to incorporate modern advances in technology because he does not allow himself to get comfortable. Always thinking about the future of business and banking, Baur is likely to be a powerful force in the entrepreneurial field for the foreseeable future.
In addition to his 20 plus years of experience in the business and banking fields, Baur also holds an MBA from the University of Rochester in New York, and an Executive MBA from the University of Bern. He currently lives in Switzerland and is a pivotal part of the Swiss business community. He makes philanthropy a focus in his life as well because he believes that giving back is an important part of living a full life.