Being born and raised in Switzerland, Mike Baur was always fascinated with banking and financing ever since he was young. He decided that he would direct his career path toward banking and financing and this led to him joining the University of Rochester where he earned his MBA. He later joined the University of Bern where he earned an executive MBA. He understood the important of having a strong educational background, and this is why he never hesitated in furthering his studies. After gaining the required amount of education, Mike joined the banking industry where he worked for more than twenty years. His dream of joining the banking sector had finally come true. At the banking sector, he worked his way to the top to become a recognized personality in the industry. By the time Mike had reached the age of thirty-nine, he had already begun his very own company which he named SSUF (Swiss Startup Factory) with the help of two partners.
Baur’s mission has always been to offer assistance to new entrepreneurs while turning their ideas realistic. He aimed at turning these ideas into companies that will be recognized globally. Mike believes that through this, conventional products and business models will be sent into upheaval. Baur believes that he can help entrepreneurs achieve a point where they can go and offer the same services they received from Swiss Startup Factory. For you to be qualified to participate in Mike Baur’s program, you first have to apply, but there is no need to write a business plan. From these applications, entrepreneurs are selected who undergo various processes such as interviews and demonstrations. From these processes, Mike gets a chance to meet every entrepreneur and get to hear their idea and if impressed the entrepreneur undergoes various phases that help in bringing his idea to life.
The entrepreneurs will be supplied with cash to help him/her get started. Here entrepreneurs are given an opportunity to try and implement their idea as they see fit. They also undergo training and coaching to help shape the entrepreneur to become a better person. All Baur looks for is an individual who is passionate and ready to bring his/her idea to life after receiving the support he/.she needed. Baur understands that sometimes an individual might be having an idea but cannot pursue it due to financial problems, and this is why he aims at helping such people. He believes with his assistance; many entrepreneurs will get an opportunity if becoming successful and making it in life.