Mike Baur Quit His Lucrative Career at Clariden to Stroll On a Path Taken By A Few People
Mike Baur has always had the zeal to succeed in everything he lays his hands on since he was young. The young entrepreneur has had an impressive career journey, and he has been an inspiration to a lot of aspiring entrepreneurs in Switzerland. Mike Baur’s career journey is enough proof that with patience, and determination, you can succeed in almost everything.
Mike grew up in Freiburg region in Switzerland. He attended Bern University and the University of Rochester where he earned his business degrees. Mike started his career in banking at a tender age. He was only 16 years old when he began his apprenticeship according to Wall Street Journal. Only a few people are lucky to launch their careers at such an early age.
Mike Baur worked for the UBS throughout the 1990s. Mike had a lot of accomplishments that saw him rise through the ranks at UBS. At one point in his career, Mike was promoted to an advisory position before he clocked 30 years of age.
The multi-talented banker offered valuable advice to investors at UBS some of whom are Switzerland’s wealthiest individuals. He managed to create a good rapport with the investors, something that has benefited Mike immensely in his current ventures. He also established good relationships with future entrepreneurs by helping them secure capital to finance their business ventures.
Despite his massive success at UBS, Mike Baur decided to call it quit at UBS in 2008. Mike joined Clariden, a bank in Zurich, which offered him a high-ranking position. Mike worked in the institution for close to six years until 2014. Although he enjoyed a generous compensation in Clariden, Mike decided to take a different path in 2014 to launch his venture.
In 2014, Mike Baur joined hands with Max Meister, whom they attended Bern University with to establish Swiss Startup Factory. The incubator startup aids future entrepreneurs in Switzerland by offering valuable mentorship programs, training, and funding for the future businesses. The participants of the accelerator program can also access rent-free office spaces in Switzerland’s Capital city from where they can carry out their operations. Also, the successful participants also access a three-month accelerator program where they are guided by experienced individuals in the respective fields.
The participants also learn on how to market their products and services in the competitive market and also get the chance to network with other like-minded entrepreneurs. The training helps them to grasp important concepts in business such as looking for capital from investors. Therefore, it increases their likelihood to succeed other than when they work on their own.