Mike Baur is the chief executive and creator of the Swiss Startup Factory. He is also a capitalist and businessman from Switzerland.


Mike Baur and his partners Oliver Walzer and Max Meister started the Swiss Startup Factory in 2014. The Factory is an incubator entity that funds and mentors young and ambitious entrepreneurs from Switzerland. The incubator facility accepts applications twice a year in February and September. The acceleration program takes only three months.


The investment firm accepts the most gifted start-ups. Once the startup completes the acceleration program, it gets one month abroad in one of the best ecosystems. In addition to this, they get a half post-accelerator support. The start-up beneficiaries get exposure to a huge network of the industry of renowned industry players within their industry. The attendees of the startup also get free office facilities in the largest city in Switzerland.


Swiss Startup Factory also encourages them to interact with their peers in entrepreneurship. Some of the added benefits of landing the accelerator program of the Swiss Startup Factory include learning how to get funding from various investors, opportunities of how you can gain an eternity of success, gaining an advantage in applying for pitching contests. The fact that the Swiss Startup Factory is independent means that its decisions are not influenced by any political or economic affiliation.


The Swiss Startup Group is a holding company. The company’s Advisory Board members include influential members of society they include Stan Wawrinka who is a Grand Slam Champion, Claudia Sauter, and Claudia Coninx-Kaczynski among others.




Mike Baur is the creator of Think Reloaded which is a sophisticated company that provides financial guidance for its well to do clients. He is also on the board of BV4 which is a corporation that protects intellectual property.


While growing up in Switzerland, Mike Baur dreamt of a career in banking. After attending Bern University and the University of Rochester, Baur attained his business degrees and began his career in banking. He launched his career as a finance expert at The Union Bank of Switzerland where he started working as a mere apprentice. While working here, Mike got the opportunity of advising renowned Swiss Investors.


In 2008, he left UBS and began working for Clariden Leu where he worked as a wealth management expert. After a short stint here in an important position, he became an investor and assisted in co-founding The Swiss Startup Factory.