Meet Swiss Startup Factory CEO, Mike Baur

In this world, there are those who watch others with envious eyes, thrive and succeed in their careers and those who have worked their way through the ranks to reach the top. There is also a third type of individual, one who is successful but also shares this knowledge with those who have a passion for entrepreneurship. That is the rarest kind of person, someone who is dedicated to their career but also generous with their time. These kind of qualities in their people, are what makes Switzerland one of the most enviable places to live on earth. It is the exact description of one of Switzerland’s most fascinating people, Mike Baur.

Well Educated and Financially Savvy

Most people recognize the country of Switzerland for its numerous banks and reputation for handling money better than anywhere else in the world. Billions of dollars are invested in banks throughout the country. In the city of Zurich, Mike Baur runs his company, the Swiss Startup Factory where he runs a three month accelerated program for potential business entrepreneurs. He uses his own 20 years of experience in the banking industry, to mentor and coach others into reaching their career aspirations. He gives his proteges all the tools they need right in the heart of this bustling city.

His Company and Life

The Swiss Startup Factory is fairly new, only started back in 2014 with Baur and two other partners. He was just shy of 40 when he had the idea for the business.They had a vision to run a program that would be unlike any other in the world, giving a potentially successful person what they need to run their own company. Baur enjoyed his time in the private banking sector but wanted to make more of a difference in the world. With two Master’s degrees and his experience, he was the perfect person to do it. On top of being the CEO of Swiss Startup Factory, he still manages to find time to do numerous fundraising activities. He also volunteers his time by spending time with youth who can use the guidance of such a successful businessman. It’s people like this in the world who everyone can use as an example of effective time management and generosity