Mike Baur, based in Fribourg, Switzerland region, always had a fascination with banking and finance even as a youth and much to his delight made such a passion his lifelong profession. Mr. Baur earned a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Rochester New York and an Executive MBA from the University of Bern.
Mr. Mike Baur was employed in the Swiss Private Banking industry and began his financial career as a commercial apprentice at UBS and worked his way up to executive board member of several large Swiss Private Banks, including Clariden and Sallfort. Along the way, he accrued a great deal of experience and sound expertise in the banking industry and utilized that knowledge to formulate financial solutions for clients.
In 2014, Mr. Baur decided to walk the entrepreneurial path and founded the SSUF (Swiss Start Up Factory) with two partners. The philosophy behind the SSUF is to support young entrepreneurs that choose to specialize in digital technologies. SSUF has become the number one independent and privately financed ICT Startup Accelerator program in Switzerland. Mr. Baur invests a great deal of time in the Swiss youth who wish to travel the entrepreneurship path and supports a variety of Swiss Startups in terms of finance and as a mentor. He is responsible for directing the fundraising rounds and fundraising for the organization.
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The team at SSUF coach startup founders and their companies and offer advice to those hoping to establish themselves in the fintech business. The goal of the team is to identify startups within the industry and provide those businesses that display positive potential and evaluate and coach those entities during the development stage.
SSUF provides candidates with a unique platform of services, mentoring, office space and coaching in the heart of Zurich, Switzerland. They offer a three month long accelerator program in which the participants learn the necessary ropes of success. The company also provides an entrepreneurial network to help businesses to achieve their goals. The secondary goal of SSUF is to invest in the future and offer a helping hand to those individuals and companies with the potential of success. Mike Baur and his team have helped many startups through their effort and helped these companies to set a positive course to success. The team is more than willing to share their knowledge and experience with those willing to learn and help them succeed.
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