Mike Baur- Co-founder of the Swiss Startup Factory
Mike Baur is a tech entrepreneur and co-founder of a company called Swiss Startup factory. Baur has a keen interest in disruptive technologies in the financial sector. He has a long history working with financial institutions during his career life. Mike Baur is a supporter of startups in Switzerland, and he is one of the people who has mentored a high number of entrepreneurs in the country. Some of the ideas which have been brought to his company remain some of the best in the country. There are companies such as Bcamp AG’s which are today performing very well following his mentorship.
Mike Baur has spent over 20 years in the banking sector. He has offered advice to wealthy clients of the banks he has worked for at a very tender age. At the age of 26, some of the clients he was advising are the wealthiest people in the country. Mike Baur brilliance was one of its kind. He had a grasp of financial matters that not many people working in the banking sector had. He had started his career in the banking sector at the UBS. He was to spend his entire career life in the company, but this did not happen. In 2008, he left this bank and moved to Zurich where he managed another bank called Clariden Leu. Mike Baur has a degree in finance from the University of Bern.
Mike Baur is using his knowledge of the financial management of businesses in helping startups develop into full businesses which are offering products to the people. Mike Baur is passionate about supporting startup businesses because he saw a good opportunity in them while he was working in the banking sector. Some of the best performing businesses today started as startup with alternative ideas to what was commonly accepted. These businesses with time convinced the people that their ideas are better than those that the big corporations were offering. This is a story that all startups share.
A startup business must provide something new to the consumer. There should be a reason why the consumer should drop products from the known business organizations and take up the services or products offered by the startup. Mike Baur believes that startups offer a chance for disruptive ideas to be introduced in the market. These ideas will give a chance to the young entrepreneurs to have a voice in services offered to the people.