Very few people in life have had to recount their remarkable stories in the life of how they had always yearned to become someone successful when still young and going on to achieve it. To this Mike Baur can a test to a dream that finally came to be after years of hard work and dedication. Becoming a banker was all Mike Baur ever wanted to be since he was a young boy and realizing this dream to the point of earning recognition in the world of finance has been an added blessing. The dream did not come easy as it made him to slowly work his way up since he first took up his first job as an apprentice at UBS to his current position as an Executive Board Member of Swiss Bank. Swiss Bank is one of the largest privately owned banks in the world.
His solid educational background played an essential part in actually enabling him to attain his childhood dream of becoming a banker. Mike Baur has an MBA from Rochester New York University as well as Executive MBA from the University of Bern. His experience as a manager is now well over to decades since and to the testimony of his passion in banking he is still going strong with much optimism for the future.
Apart from being known as a sensational banker Mike Baur has another side to him which has equally earned praise to him. He is also widely known for his entrepreneurial skills which saw him establish an ICT Start up Factory in Switzerland. This was an idea that he hatched while still working in the private sector and it became the onset of his entrepreneurial journey just at the age of 39. The ICT Start up is independent and privately financed by Mike Baur.
In Switzerland, the Startup Factory became the No1 independent ICT start up accelerator that is privately funded. The accelerator program of the Startup Factory takes only three months to complete and mainly focuses on providing financial support, mentorship, coaching, provision of office space, and also access to an extensive entrepreneurial investor network.
In 2016 Swiss Startup Factory brokered a deal with CTI and Mike Baur became its deputy managing director. Again that year he was able to successfully lead the Startup Factory through another program they had with Goldback Group. In February 2016 he had seen the Startup Factory through another joint venture with Fintech Fusion. It was this leadership role that saw Wall Street Journal profile his career begging from the time he worked at the SwissBank to his days as an entrepreneur and investor.