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.

 

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