Mike Baur left his career after being in the banking industry for over 20 years. Mike had a desire for something more and decided to start the Swiss Start-up Factory AG. Mike started learning from scratch and made his way through his career and decided to do something different and “crazy”. Mike believes that banking is somewhat traditional but believes that he is less traditional and more of a creative mind. Mike has a goal to achieve great success and start up businesses and great companies. Mike is seeking to motivate young minds that can “pull up their sleeves” and work hard to produce businesses that are all encompassing and important. Mike feels that he is someone who can have a hand in all the businesses he starts, without involving corporate politics. Mike Baur comes from a Swiss background that powers his innovation and he possesses the ability to drive business. Mike believes that he can bring together the best Swiss minds to create success together. Mike believes that when he wakes up in the morning, he is aware that he needs to work hard and be passionate. Mike brings this passion to the Swiss Start-up Factory. Mike is located at the heart of Zurich where Mike believes he can make the largest impact. Mike is looking for the next great entrepreneur to work with, and to teach the same principals that Mike follows each day to that that hungry motivated person or persons. Mike believes also to never give up, when working toward a goal and will instill that into each of his businesses. Because he knows what it’s like to be successful Mike believes in giving back to the community by educating the surrounding areas on how to produce business on their own. In this way Mike believes he is giving back and creating an impact. Mike also believes in coaching and speaking on professional topics that influence the community and that provides them with a sense of enrichment and encouragement. Mike understands that in certain areas of Swiss life their needs to be improvements to businesses and companies, and he believes that the Swiss Start-up Factory will help to improve all aspects of Swiss businesses.