Mike Baur is the Co-founder and Executive Chairman of a privately financed accelerator program, Swiss Startup Factory, in Zurich, Switzerland. He received his Executive MBA from University of Berne, and his MBA from the University of Rochester New York. With the help of two partners, Baur has assisted with them being the No.1 independent startup accelerator, in Switzerland.
The whole point of the Swiss Startup Factory, is to have a platform that has a boot camp type of atmosphere, having to work as teams, and having the determination to strategize on the business execution for your startup, resulting in an overall expansion, while at a rapid rate. Mike Baur mentions that, there are too many presentations out there that are just giving out sound good information, but are not sharing on how to apply the real ingredients for success, which only comes with personal experience.
His goal in helping investors, extends a lot further than just giving out attractive coaching modules, which is typical for various programs in Switzerland. Mike Baur is undoubtedly an important person in Switzerland to mention in the arena of startups, being featured in the December 2016 article about his lucrative career in the Wall Street Journal. As a member, and also as an investor, he supports a wide-range of Swiss digital startups, and in Swiss entrepreneurship, focusing on the most important topics, dealing with the people on a professional and personal level.
Mike Baur educates only from his own personal experiences that he has already tested himself early in the investment market, to gauge if whether a certain investment is worth it in the long run, regardless of how it may sound at first. Receiving market feedback, and to be able to compare the results, is what Mike Baur speaks of being so key to learning every aspect of investing, regardless of your expertise, or just starting out as a beginner.
He expresses, the main reason anything becomes a success is from having the passion, to be consistent and determined for the task at hand, expanding your goals to experience new horizons, just by staying true to yourself, being authentic and unique.