Mike Baur spent more than two decades in the banking industry before he decided to venture into the world of business. Working for all those years gave him an invaluable experience in customer relations and leadership.
Mike started his career at the UBS wealth management where he worked for 17 years. He was promoted through the different ranks. For nine years he worked at the UBS Fribourg. He was later out in charge of wealth management in the bank and later the key client group. He left the bank in 2008 and joined the Clariden Leu in December 2008 as the Head of the Private Banking.
After two years in the position, Mike was promoted to head the private banking section. He left the bank in September 2012 and joined the Sallfort private bank the following year. He was in charge of the head of the private banking, and he stayed with the company for one year six months before moving on to the next venture.
He soon joined the entrepreneurial sector when he launched the Baur IS in 2014. He has been serving as the CEO of the company since then. During the same period, he also launched ‘Think Reloaded AG’ which he serves as the founder and CEO till today.
It is. However, his work at the Swiss Start up a factory that has ranked him as a business man. He is the co-founder of the company which was launched in January 2015. He has been serving as the executive chairman since then. The Swiss Startup Factory is an accelerator for the digital entrepreneurs. They provide opportunities for all the interested parties from the first day. In October that year, the Swiss Startup Association was launched, and he is the director.
In 2016 still another Swiss Startup affiliate was launched- the Swiss Startup Invest. Mike Baur serves as the deputy managing director for the company. Swiss Startup Invest is a financing platform for the High-Tech startups in Switzerland.
Since 2015, Mike has been serving as the Vice President of the Innovation Lab Fribourg
Mike attended the University of Applied Science Bern where he received his Bachelor of Applied Science in Banking and Finance. He later decided to further his studies by enrolling in the University at Bern for his Executive Master of Business Administration. During the same period, he received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Rochester.