Most of us have things that we want in life, and in most cases, these are things that we are passionate about. A lot of people often dream of starting their enterprises and leaving their unhappy work lives. It is unfortunate that only a few of us have the guts to follow their dreams. To succeed in the entrepreneurial world, you will need to learn how to actualize your dreams. However, this is something that most of the aspiring entrepreneurs never do because of fear and doubt.
Mike Baur is an excellent example of an entrepreneur who was able to gather the courage he needed to leave a lucrative banking career to pursue his dreams. Mike is now considered as one of the most accomplished entrepreneurs in Switzerland. His story paints a picture of a determined entrepreneur who does not only want to change his life, but that of other people.
Mike Baur was born in Freiburg, Switzerland where he spent his childhood years. He attended Bern and Rochester University where he earned his undergraduate and master’s degree in business. Mike was fortunate to launch his banking career while he was still young. A report on Wall Street Journal indicates that Mike Baur began working in a bank hall at the age of sixteen. While working at the bank, Mike realized that he was good in numbers and he used this discovery to his advantage.
In 1991, Mike Baur became an apprentice in the Union Bank of Switzerland. Mike concentrated on growing his career, and he has so far worked as a financial consultant for various individuals and business owners. Mike Baur mainly served as a consultant especially for individuals launching startup ventures. He organized financing for these startups and also offered valuable advice on how to run a successful business enterprise.
During his duty as a consultant, Mike realized that startup ventures in Switzerland were facing a lot of challenges. Among the principal problems include lack of enough capital and mentorship for turning ideas into great businesses.
It is at this time that Mike Baur conceived an idea of establishing a business venture that would help young tech startups. Mike had to take a very bold step of leaving his lucrative banking career to start a venture that would change the lives of a lot of people in Switzerland. In 2014, Mike Baur co-founded Swiss Startup Factory with the aim of helping young individuals with great ideas that they would like to transform into huge businesses.