Mr. Mike Baur is an entrepreneur and one of the creators of Swiss Startup Factory. Mr. Baur is a professional with close to two decades of work experience in the banking industry. Some the companies he has worked for include Clariden Leu and USB. This Swiss businessman is passionate about startup development and technology. He has been running the Swiss Startup Factory since 2014. He runs this business in collaboration with professionals like Oliver Walzer and Max Meister.
Mr.Baur’s role in the accelerator program
Mr. Baur has worked as a member of the jury for the START Summiteer during the pitching contest held at the University of St. Gallen. He has been serving as the deputy director of CTI Invest since the Swiss Startup Factory merged with CTI in 2016. Mr. Baur has been operating the accelerator program, an endeavor aimed at mentoring and providing educational services to students and professionals. The accelerator program is a three-month training activity held in Zurich, with the aimed of helping entrepreneurs achieve their business objectives. The Swiss Start-up Group is the company in charge of running the accelerator program. This firm serves as the parent company, which acts to consolidate the day to day activities of the Swiss Start-up Factory.
Mr. Baur’s board membership
One of the principals of Swiss Start-up Group is Michael Widmer, who serves as the company’s lead legal counsel and is a member of the Board of Governors. Mr. Baur is the chairman of the Board of Directors while Max Meister is a delegate of the board. Under Mr. Baur’s management, the Swiss Startup Group has become one of the top startup firms in Switzerland. This company has received a round of financing issued to them by high-profile investors in the business. This funding was an intense venture that lasted two months. According to Mr. Baur, this round of financing would help put the Swiss Startup Group on the forefront as one of the top privately-owned businesses in Switzerland. Mr. Baur has made it big in the corporate world. In 2016, he was profiled in the Wall Street Journal for his excellent performance in startup investments and the Swiss banking industry. Mr. Baur is responsible for the recruitment of new members of the advisory board. Among the officials he recently appointed includes Prof. Rico Baldegger, Dr. Robert Bider, Andreas Gall, Peter Friedli, Michael Hartweg, and Urs Wietlisbach. Mr. Baur prides himself as an individual responsible for the success of many entrepreneurs.
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