Mike Baur, the co-founder and managing parter at Zurich, is going to be one of the upcoming speakers at the World Wide Web Forum Next Generation. He was born in the Fribourg area of Switzerland and has strong connections to his roots. He has always had a a strong interest in the banking and finance industries so he is pleased to have been able to build his career on the basis of that passion.
He worked in Swiss Private Banking for nearly twenty years before making his way through the ranks and becoming an apprentice for UBS. This was a very promising choice of career as he was working directly with an executive board member at a Private Swiss bank. After this, Mr. Baur began on the road of entrepreneurship by founding the Swiss Start up Factory. This organization is now the top performing, independently based and privately funded ICT Startup Accelerator.
Mr. Baur spends his free time working with the young people in Switzerland who have an interest in becoming entrepreneurs. That is the main reason he is so valuable as a speaker for the World Wife Web Forum Next Generation. The progression of the newest generation is dear to his heart and it is Mr. Baur’s mission to impart his knowledge in business, finance, and entrepreneurship to these young people that will soon be the future of the world. He financially and emotionally supports several different startups in Switzerland and he serves as their guidance and mentor. Mr. Baur attended the University of Rochester at New York as earned his MBA there. He also holds an MBA from the University of Bern.
Mr. Baur previously worked with Clariden Leu, an impressive company in the banking world. Alongside UBS, this served as the foundation to his success as an entrepreneur. It allowed him to go on to create the Swiss Startup Factory alongside Oliver Walzer and Max Meister in 2014. Mr. Baur has also worked as a member of the jury on the startup contest, START Summiteer. This contest is hosted at the University of St. Gallen. After that, the Swiss Startup Factory joined with CTI and Mr. Baur was given the title of deputy managing director at CTI Invest. Mr. Baur has been at the head of the pack and provided the leadership his team needed as they engaged in their accelerator program with the Goldback Group. In that same year, the Swiss Startup Factory joined forces with the Finch Fusion company. Mr. Baur was becoming more and more well known during this time and in 2016 the Wall Stree Journal published an article about him. The article detailed Mr. Baur’s young life, beginning career in finance, his startup investments, and his dedication to the youth of Switzerland.