Mike Baur is a renowned Swiss entrepreneur and businessman. As a creating father of the Swiss Startup Factory, he is one of the active and managing partners. Baur has been working with banks and their business over a period of more than 20 years. Baur worked at Clariden Leu and UBS. Subsequently, to working at UBS and Clariden Leu, Baur began investing in startup companies. Afterward, he became one of the founders of Swiss Startup Factory in 2014 with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer. Mike Bauer performed as a jury member at a startup pitching contest hosted by the University of Saint Gallen, which was called START Summiteer. In January of 2016, Baur took on the position of deputy managing director of CTI. At that point in time, Swiss Startup Factory maintained a partnership program alongside CTI. This was when Swiss Startup Factory went through the accelerator program. Baur took care of Swiss Startup Factory in the partnership it had with Fintech Fusion in the first quarter of 2016. During the last quarter of 2016, the Wall Street Journal wrote about Mike Baur and career at Swiss banks leading up to the point when he became an entrepreneur and became involved in start-up investments.
At present, Mike Baur commands the Swiss Startup Factory and takes care of financing rounds and raising funds. Mike Baur holds the position of Executive Chairman and is an active Co-Founder at the Swiss Startup Factory. Max Meister is a CEO as well as a Co-Founder. Oliver Walzer holds the position of CIO and is a Co-Founder and has leadership responsibilities as well. Jean-Pierre Vuilleumier supports the leadership team as the Head of Training and Head of Pitch Training and leads 100% of coaching and training sessions. Chris Bargholz is a Business Analyst. Certainly is Mexx is their most unique team member, a dog that is the Head of Security and is also the Chief of Food and Good Feeling responsibilities. Mexx is on sabbatical at the moment. This team is a complete business team and proudly supports their open-minded concepts.
Swiss Startup Factory offers companies that are starting up excellent access to facilities such as a fitness center and a changing room, coworking desks, meeting rooms, a kitchen with a lunch space, the welcome area, free Wi-Fi, a video studio, and even a Nespresso bar. All these facilities imperative to offering a complete service platform companies that are starting up.
Swiss Startup Factory proudly provides individual services in helping startup companies with 1-on-1 mentoring sessions, ideas, input sessions, the accelerator program and even a custom service package.