Mike Baur’s Effort to Improve Business Environments for Startups

Mike Baur is a renowned Switzerland-based entrepreneur who has a particular interest in technology startups. He has an excellent background in business administration and finance, and this has enabled to accomplish a lot in his career. Baur schooled at the globally recognized University of Applied Sciences Bern where he got his degree in finance and banking. He enrolled at the University of Rochester for his MBA and later got an executive MBA from the University of Bern.


Baur had a 20 years career as a banking expert. He started working in the sector in 1991 and served a couple of institutions. UBS Wealth Management appointed him to act as the head of UBS Fribourg division. After a few years, he was promoted to serve as a wealth manager at the firm and an administrator of the KeyClient Group Switzerland. Mike left UBS in 2011 and was made the manager of private banking Switzerland at Clariden Leu. He was later hired to be the head of private banking at Sallfort Private Bank AG. Baur worked at the company for a few years and founded Think Reload AG, which is an enterprise that dealt with start-up businesses.


In 2014, the Swiss entrepreneur collaborated with Meister and Oliver to establish the Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF). The company is recognized as a leading privately owned ICT start-up accelerator in Switzerland. SSUF has currently invested millions of dollars in digital start-ups in Zurich and is committed to enabling them to join the corporate world. The enterprise runs three months acceleration programs that provide the new business people with outstanding mentorship, training, and office space. Mike is a major player in the success of the company. He has been a deputy M.D of CTI since the firm partnered with the Swiss Startup Factory in 2016. The entrepreneur has also worked with the Goldback Group in running acceleration programs.


Mike Baur is a generous person and has been sharing his entrepreneurship skills with different individuals who want to succeed in business. He offers financial aid to youths to grow their startups. Baur has worked with Innovative Lab Fribourg, which is a company the mentors and trains entrepreneurs in engineering, business, and science so that they can be successful in the markets. He is passionate about offering environments that can facilitate the growth of new ventures. This commitment motivated him to be a co-founder of the Swiss Startup Association, which has been advocating for better conditions for start-ups including regulations, tax, and laws.