The career path of Entrepreneur Mike Baur is absolutely fascinating, a true story of a man following his heart’s desire to find his passion in life. The Swiss business man, who was born and raised in Switzerland, began his educational career by earning advanced business degrees from Bern University in Switzerland and the University of Rochester in New York State.
After his stint in higher education, Mike proceeded to an extremely lucrative career in banking in Switzerland at the young age of 16. While still in his 20’s, he was promoted to a high level advisor position with his employer. In this advisor position, Mike was working with and providing financial advice to some of Switzerland’s richest individuals. This was quite an extraordinary feat for a businessman still in the youth of his career. In 2008, Mike left his current bank to join another to continue his career path to the top of the banking industry.
At some point in any person’s life, they may come to the realization that the career path that they had chosen up to that point in their life may not be a true passion. The problem is that 99% of people don’t act on that realization and continue slaving away in a career where they don’t feel that burn or passion. But for Mike Baur, the story is much different.
In 2014, Mike walked away from a very prominent and lucrative career in the banking industry to pursue his dreams in starting the Swiss Startup Factory with fellow Bern University graduate Max Meister. Mike’s interest in new startup companies and helping fellow young entrepreneurs was a dream and at this point, he turned that dream into a reality. Swiss Startup Factory was created to help provide funding, training and mentoring for people looking at startup companies.
As the company sits today, Swiss Startup Factory sits uniquely in the fact that it is privately funded, solely owned and technologically innovative compare to their competition. Its state of the art three month accelerator program for startup businesses paired with providing 360 degree service services to their clients has set Swiss Startup Factory apart even more greatly from their completion.
Mike Baur’s transition from successful, but unhappy banking mogul to talented, innovative entrepreneur is a magnificent story of success that any person could be inspired by…a true life changing story.