Mike Baur has been passionate about what goes around in the banking industry since he was a teen. While he was being brought up in Fribourg, Switzerland he made his mission to achieve his dream of starting a professional in the banking industry,
Beur began the Swiss Startup Factory in 2014 that is based in Zurich this is an accelerator that takes 3 months and provides services that range from mentoring, coaching as well as networking for the entrepreneurs assisting the companies to achieve their targets. The firm has established network not only in Switzerland but also other parts of the world. Swiss Startup Factory has been recognized as the leading financial advisor in Switzerland’s.
Mike Beur has over 20 years of experience in the banking sector in Switzerland, he is one of the founding partners of the Swiss Startup Factory. He serves as the fundraiser as well as financial rounding at the firm however, Baur has built his career from the bottom, and he has worked his way up starting as a commercial apprentice at UBS to the position of an executive for the leading private Swiss Private Bank. At the age of 39, he began his entrepreneur journey and he supports a number of other startups in Switzerland. Apart from serving as financial advisor, he is also a mentor to other startups.
Beur attended the University of Rochester in New York from here he earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He also has obtained an Executive MBA from Bern. He has also formally worked for both Clariden as well as Sallfort banking industries prior to starting his own startup. The motivation of Bear in the SSUF is to assist other startups, align them with the right investors while coaching as well as evaluating them in all their development levels.
Recently, Baur’s company SSUF revealed that they have a plan to start an accelerator program that will assist in assisting the Geneva-based fintech companies. The company is working together with the Fusion, a fintech accelerator.
According to reports has revealed that once both Zurich-based Accelerator Swiss Startup Factory and Geneva-based Fintech Accelerator Fusion partnered up it will improve both financial companies outcomes. These companies are aiming to collaborate on various things such as pre-selection process for startup, cooperation with universities, acceleration of startups, mentor network exchange program, shared offices spaces as well as joint ventures. This collaboration will assist both firms to increase efficiency as well as the effectiveness of their work.