How Mike Baur Ditched his Banking Career to Help Tech Startups

Mike Baur, who is known as a businessman and an entrepreneur has led an inspiring and an impressive life. Mike grew up in Freiburg a region in Switzerland, and he attended the Bern University and Rochester University where he earned his business degrees. His banking career started at the age of 16 as stated by the Wall Street Journal, giving a clear impression that he was into finance from when he was young. Mike got to know about his strength in the finance field when he was younger and decided to concentrate on it to make the best out of it. In the year 1991, Baur, became an apprentice in the Union Bank of Switzerland and so far he has worked with various companies.

Mike continued working until when he made a decision to quit his career for the purpose of helping young tech startups. Mike had this goal in mind, and he knew that at some point in his life he ought to accomplish it. He co-founded a company known as the Swiss Startup Factory in the year 2014 partnering with Max Meister, who was his fellow graduate from the Bern University. Mike helps tech start-ups through his Swiss Startup Factory through offering programs of training and mentoring. It is through these programs that he has managed to help other young people who are investing and creating start-up companies, making it easy and beneficial for them in concentrating on their careers.

His company Swiss Startup Factory not only provides mentoring and training programs, but also offers funding to startups that are promising. Mike looks at people who are serious with their startups and have challenges when it comes to finances. Just as Mike is serious when it comes to business, he is serious in offering help to individuals who are ready and willing but have financial issues. The startup businesses he supports benefit from access to offices that are rent-free in Switzerland where he is located. This fact shows that Mike does not want success for himself but is ready to help other business people achieve their goals too.

 

A Brief Insight into Groups Advocating for Civil, Human and Migrant Rights

Advocating for human and civil rights is widely considered to be a noble profession. Not only do you help victims in need, but also strive to promote massive empowerment and drastic improvements in the living standards of citizens. Several groups dedicated to fighting for migrant and human rights have been mushrooming over the years. Found countrywide and even beyond, such groups are a testament to the positive transformation realized from civil activists’ intervention.

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

The California-based institution has become synonymous with fighting for destitute individuals and immigrant families. The foundation primarily strives towards the realization of free mobility human rights and equal participation in democratic processes.

According to in-house officials, the Coalition’s primary agenda aims at promoting inclusive participation for all immigrants. Such a noble cause is achieved by reforming public opinion and strengthening cohesive actions while implementing human, immigrant and civil rights across various platforms.

The ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project

The project performs its formidable tasks with the commitment and dedication to protecting human and civil rights. This primarily includes performing outreach, litigation and advocacy exercises crucial to the attainment of set goals and objectives.

The ACLU’s relentless pursuit of reforms has promoted the institution’s projects as “one of the best litigation programs” in the country. Its frequent presence along corridors of the Supreme and district courts is living proof of their unique expertise.

Under the insightful leadership of Jim and Mike, the ACLU has become adept at transforming the fundamental rights of thousands of immigrants. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Larcey | Twitter

Based on reliable information, the Founders have ensured equal justice for all immigrants irrespective of their status while also adopting constitutional policies for effective implementation.

The Advocates for Human Rights

Widely known as trendsetters in the fight for civil and human rights worldwide, the institution has cemented its status as profound agents for radical change at the local and global level.

To ensure successful attain of set objectives, the entity encourages widespread support from staff, partners and volunteers to enforce the rule of law while also implementing internationally recognized human rights standards.

The Amazon Watch

The San Francisco-based enterprise acutely works with indigenous groups and environmental organizations towards sustainable development and the promotion of indigenous peoples’ rights. Such activities have been necessitated by the rapid development of oil and gas exploration.

The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are credited with forming the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund with the sole intention of promoting migrant, civil and human rights in the U.S and beyond.

Apart from serving as the co-founders of the Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times, the duo played an integral role in diverting $3.75 million settlement to finance migrant rights institutions in Arizona.

The lucrative settlement comes in the wake of an unprecedented arrest of two journalists for revealing the existence of trial proceedings Maricopa County police officers.

Apprehended in the middle of the night, the journalists were subpoenaed to reveal the identities of persons who read the New Times online article. The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund has pledged to support groups focused on advocating for migrant, human and civil rights across the U.S.

Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/