For twenty years, Mike Baur cut his teeth in the world of banking. His career boasts years of industry experience at companies like UBS Wealth Management, Clariden Leu and Innovation Lab Fribourg, in Switzerland, but Baur also had entrepreneurial vigor that translated into becoming a business savvy maverick.
Seeking Entrepreneurial Success
The veteran wealth manager and analyst up and left an impressive career to turn a page and start a journey in executive consultancy. Together with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer, Mike Baur established the Swiss Startup Factory. The company is a business incubator. A 90-day accelerator program, designed to support an entrepreneur in the startup phase to develop business skills that are conductive to helping the company thrive and survive. The Swiss Startup Factory helps young companies overcome typical obstacles that usually end up as major pitfalls. These three company heads also provide guidance with financing and networking options. More importantly, novice entrepreneurs get to learn from top leaders on what not to do, and how to do it best.
According to Baur, entrepreneurship is about passion and hard work. Statistics say, more often than not, a new startup will fail; nearly 90 percent. Mike Baur and his cohorts are trying to teach young company heads to solve the issues before they arise. You’ve got this great idea, but where do you go from here? It requires planning, funding, and then how do you profit from it. Swiss Startup Factory provides a sharp eye which gives novice entrepreneurs a tremendous competitive advantage.
Before the age of 30, Mike Baur was nothing less than impressive, helping investors build wealth. Characterized as unstoppable, with a successful track record, Baur both connects and inspires. After working nearly a decade with Union Bank Switzerland, and five years with Clariden Leu, Baur continued his career at Sallfort Private Bank before starting up a venture capital organization, Think Reloaded in 2014. Author, speaker, mentor and coach, Mike Baur is on a mission to build productive business leaders.