Mike Baur is an entrepreneur who is renowned for his creative art work that entails steel public sculptures and concrete sculptures. Through exploiting of available resources, he has been a prolific entrepreneur in smaller scale works. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1973 and later joined the University of Illinois. His interest in sculpture work started while in University where won an international competition. He built a two hundred tonne sculpture in Barcelona that granted him this win.
Mike Baur spent at least twenty years working in Swiss Private Banking. He commenced his entrepreneurial journey in 2014 at the age of 39. He established two Swiss Startup companies at this age marking his commencement of entrepreneurial journey.Mike plays the role of supporting various Swiss Startups by giving financial help and mentorship. Through funding, start-ups can easily access starting capital necessary for establishing businesses. Moreover, the mentorship program led by Mike enables young entrepreneurs to be equipped with knowledge and skills required for successful establishment of start-ups. As such, it is evident that Mike plays a significant role in the shaping of many start-up companies.
Mike holds an MBA from Rochester University and University of Berne. His education background has equipped Mike with the necessary skills and knowledge of giving the support he gives to several Startup companies. Through this type of effort and input from Mike, the establishment of start-up companies is expected to be an easier prospect in future. Moreover, through emulation of Mike’s reputation, other successful entrepreneurs can give back to the society through helping startup companies.
Mike Baur commenced his career in banking at the age of only sixteen years. In 1991, he managed to become an apprentice in the Union Bank of Switzerland. Few people realize their career at such a young age. This distinguishes Mike from other leaders hence depicting that he had set priority in venturing in the banking industry. Before retirement of Baur, he was expected to achieve several promotions based on his efforts and experience in the banking sector.
Contrary to the expectations of many people, Baur’s life did not follow the long term plan expected. Rather than achieving all the promotions projected, he ventured to work with other companies and even establishing his firm. Based on a recent interview with Mike Baur, it was reported that Swiss Startup Factory differs from other alike companies since it is independent. As such, the company led by Baur functions independently without alterations from other businesses or political organizations. Therefore, SSUF can make its decisions independently without conflicts of interest.