Mike Baur, who is 42 years old was born in Born in Fribourg, Switzerland, and as a teen was fascinated by Financing and Banking. He is an entrepreneur and businessman from Swiss. He is best known for his steel public sculptures and architectural scale concrete, but is also prolific in works of smaller scale, exploiting any and all materials which are available to work with his hands.
In 1973, he graduated with a BFA from Arkansas State University. He attended the Illinois Graduate University School in Sculpture.
Baur Lost several large pieces in a tornado while he was in the first year, so he switched from fiberglass to concrete. In 1974 Barcelona, Spain, he won an international competition to build a 200-ton concrete sculpture.
Baur has 20 years’ experience in the Swiss banking industry; he is the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of the organization Swiss Startup Factory together with Oliver Walzer and Max Meister. Baur is responsible for financing rounds and fundraising at Swiss Startup Factory.
The Swiss Startup FacRory (SSUF) launched in 2014 is the Number one privately financed and independent early stage ICT Startup Accelerator in Zurich, Switzerland. It is driven by the ambitions to create global companies that disrupt the prevailing norms, business models and products. In January 2016 CTI partnered with Swiss Startup Factory, and Baur was named CTI Invest deputy managing director.
In early 2016 Baur led the organization through its startup program accelerator with Goldback Group; February 2016 he led the Swiss Startup Factory in partnering with Fintech Fusion.
An English-language, New York City-based international daily newspaper “The Wall Street Journal” profiled the early career of Mike Baur from Swiss banking to startup investments and entrepreneurship in December 2016.
Baur said that there are many platforms like theirs; public authorities supports most of them. They wanted to develop an accelerator managed and funded in a private, independent and mostly entrepreneurial way.
Early stage projects which are active in the digital world are quickly jostling at the gate. Thirty percent of them are in financial technology. Strategic partners such as Red Bull Media House, Helvetia and AMAG supports the accelerator.
Mike Baur, is a perfect example, he devoted most of his life in business. He is willing to invest financially, give you all the necessary tools to make you successful, and share his knowledge to help a stranger succeed in the business world.