Mike Baur

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Mike Baur
OrganizationSwiss Startup Factory

Mike Baur is a Swiss businessman and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and managing partner of Swiss Startup Factory.[1] Baur worked in banking for over 20 years,[2] including for UBS and Clariden Leu.[3][4] He quit to begin investing in startup companies before co-founding Swiss Startup Factory in 2014 with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer.[2][5][6] Baur participated as a jury member at the START Summiteer, a start-up pitching contest of the University of St Gallen.[7][8] In January 2016, Baur was named deputy managing director of CTI Invest when Swiss Startup Factory partnered with CTI.[9] Baur led the Swiss Startup Factory through its accelerator program with Goldback Group in early 2016,[10] as well as its partnership with Fintech Fusion in February 2016.[11][12][13] In December 2016, the Wall Street Journal profiled Baur's early career from Swiss banking to entrepreneurship and startup investments.[14]


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  2. ^ a b Chris Burger (February 16, 2016). "Ten Ultimate Tips for Startups". Mindcast. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  3. ^ "And a "dropout" is FIntech investor". Finews. May 26, 2016. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  4. ^ "Mike Baur". Fintech Fusion. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  5. ^ "Swiss Startup Factory Startup Accelerator". Founder Stories. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  6. ^ "Successful launch of the Swiss Start Up Factory". Swiss Start Up Factory. Retrieved June 17, 2016.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Start Summiteer". Start Summit. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  8. ^ Samantha Pointer (August 12, 2016). "Mike Baur's Commitment to Improving Swiss Digital Startups". In Progress Magazine. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  9. ^ "CTI Invest: New people, new partner, new offering". Startup Ticker. December 18, 2015. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  10. ^ "First Goldbach Digital Media Accelerator Program Concludes Successfully". Goldback Group. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  11. ^ "Better together: accelerators from Zurich and Geneva join forces". Startup Ticker. February 29, 2016. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  12. ^ "Another dropout joins Fintech Rush". Finews. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  13. ^ "Leonteq cofounder Michael Hartweg acquires stake in the Swiss Start Up Factory". Startup Ticker. May 24, 2016. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  14. ^ "It's Just No Fun Being a Swiss Banker Anymore".