Mike Baur, a man of dreams and success in the business world, is originally from Switzerland. Mr. Baur, still has many ties to the Fribourg area, which he still calls home. As a teenager, Mike Baur always knew that he wanted to be involved in the business world. At a young age, he was already interested in finances and banking. Mike has twenty years dedicated to Swiss Private banking. Over the years, his hard work and dedication paid off. He was soon named executive board member of a large Swiss Private Bank. Mike also has a college education with a MBA from the University of New York.
In 2014, Mike Baur decided to venture into the business world. With the help of his banking experience, he created and founded, the Swiss Startup Factory. His entrepreneurship skills began to grown with the Swiss Startup Factory, marking it as the number one independent and privately financed ICT in Switzerland. The purpose of SSUF is to support young entrepreneurs specializing in digital technologies. The SSUF has just issued a start up accelerator program, which runs for three months. The purpose of the start up accelerator program is to provide services, coaching, and office space, as well as an network to achieve goals through the business.
The SSUF program and business has been growing and Mike has been helping through each step of the process. In January of 2016, Mr. Baur will be extending his business to CTI Invest. CTI Invest and the Swiss Startup Factory will work together in order to further develop the Swiss Startup Ecosystem. The two organizations will be cooperating in different fields, but yet will be collaborating together. The CTI Invest and the SSUF have already launched a website with Podcasts and Videos of Swiss Startups.
Among working with new companies, Mike also has added a trusted source to his business. Michael Hartweg, is an established investor in technology, finances and in sports. Michael Hartweg is also the co-founder of the company called Fintech Leonteg, which has now been entered into the SSUF. Michael has been an asset and dedicated businessman to the company. His main goal is to support the SSUF in the evaluation of startup, especially from his own personal area of Fintech. According to Mike Baur, he has stated, “Through our partnership with Michael Hartweg we want to strengthen the innovative power and expertise of Switzerland in the field Fintech further. Switzerland is to the leading center for digitization in the financial sector.”