Mike Baur is an entrepreneur, businessman, managing partner and co-founder of the Swiss Startup Factory. Mike boasts of a banking experience of more than two decades and even worked with Clariden Leu and UBS. He left these two firms and started investing in startup companies. He would later start his company in 2014, the Swiss Startup Factory.


In 2016, January, Baur was recognized as the managing deputy director of CTI Invest after his company’s partnership with CTI. Baur has developed his company’s the Swiss Startup Factory through several accelerator programs in conjunction with different firms like the Goldback Group.


Baur was also elected as the START Summiteers jury member, a responsibility that has helped him develop start-up professionals in the St Gallen University. In February 2016, Baur also partnered with Fintech Fusion, and throughout his career, he has been listed on Wall Street Journal due to his great startup investments and Swiss banking entrepreneurship career.


Mike Baur’s aim is to IMPACT and INSPIRE Switzerland people to begin their Startup dreams with the goal of creating smart Swiss companies since its only now that large corporations model can shift using the current transformational digital.

Mike’s passion is his work, and he thinks that he has the Startup DNA to scout Startups, invest into Startups and bring them to the high network level and the best Swiss Startup companies they deserve.


His work is also to create the bridge between the new economy and old economy such that startup companies can solve digital transformation challenges and give Swiss companies name in the global rankings.Mike is also a speaker and has delivered speeches at different universities, corporate, and he does so by presenting knowledgeable ideas about startup acceleration and generation of new digital companies.


Initially, Mike began as the UBS commercial apprentice and would work his way up to the pinnacle of management of one of the largest Private Banks in Switzerland. Currently, he has the experience to connect the best of both worlds, and he thinks that world banking platforms increase value to his works in the ecosystem of Swiss Startups.


Besides his job, Mike is also a big sports fan and often attends his Fribourg Gotteron hometown hockey club. He is also a close follower of the ATP tour and Swiss Tennis Pros. He is amazed by his ability to assume top sports professionalism as well as Startup team expert.He is also intrigued by Startup, investors and other field specialists engage in meaningful business talks, and everyone is free to contact him for Startup advice.