Mike Baur, a businessman and entrepreneur from Switzerland, has over twenty years’ experience with the banking institutions. Mr. Baur has worked for notable corporations including UBS which he joined as an apprentice and worked his way to an executive board member of a big Swiss Private Bank. Mike began his entrepreneurial career in 2014 when he co-founded the Swiss Startup Factory together with Oliver Walze and Max Meister. Additionally, Mike is the cofounder and Director at Swiss Start-up Association. Mike has an MBA from University of Rochester New York and an Executive MBA from the University of Berne.
Mike Baur has worked as a CEO at ScanSource, Inc. He co-founded ScanSource, Inc. with six other employees in 1992. The company has since expanded with over 43 offices in different locations across North America, Latin America, and Europe. It also brings in sales of approximately $ 3 billion annually and has nearly 2100 employees. Mike Baur has over thirty years’ experience in the Information Technology market and has worked for some senior management and leadership in technology and distribution services before joining ScanSource, Inc.
Other relevant posts of Mike Baur include participating as the jury member in the START Summiteer. This was a startup pitching competition at the University of St. Gallen for entrepreneurs. Additionally, in Jan 2016, he was appointed the assistant managing director of CTI Invest just a while past the partnership between Swiss Startup Factory and the CTI. Mike Baur has steered his company through the accelerator program supervised by the Goldback Group in 2016 and the collaboration with Fintech Fusion as well in the same year. The Wall Street featured Mike’s career from when he worked in the private Swiss Bank to creating his company on the December 2016 issue.
Mike Baur spends most of his time in the Swiss youth entrepreneurship and supports several Swiss Start-ups either financially or by being a mentor. Swiss Start-up Factory searches for thriving digital entrepreneurs and offers them exciting opportunities. Their primary business involves a three-month program that provides new start-ups with financing, mentoring, office space and training services. After the completion of the three months, the start-ups are offered access to entrepreneurial network and investors. The Swiss Start-up Factory is currently the top independent and privately financed company that offers financial platforms for Swiss Start-ups in Switzerland. As the CEO of the Swiss Start-up Factory, mike’s main responsibilities include fundraising and financing rounds.