A lot of countries are beginning to recover from economic hard times. European countries, in particular, have suffered the most loss in recent years. But because of entrepreneurs like Mike Baur, Europe, as a whole, is beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Mike Baur started out working in the banking industry of Switzerland. He always had a love for finance and parleyed that into a 20-year career in high-profile banking. He worked from the two biggest banks in Switzerland, UBS and Clariden Leu. The only reason he stopped is because he wanted to start investing in startup companies.
He had gained quite a bit of entrepreneurial experience before joining Max Meister and Oliver Walzer. Together, the three co-founded Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF). Swiss Startup Factory is the biggest startup sponsoring company in Switzerland. Their main focus is counseling and financially supporting young tech entrepreneurs.
Baur is the most avid supporter of young entrepreneurs out of the three founders. He’s participated in the START Summiteer contest, where he served as a jury member. He’s also the go-to guy when it comes to many of SSUF’s partnerships. He even oversees much of SSUF’s Accelerator Program.
Baur’s passion for inspiring the next generation has taken him to many festivals, conferences, and forums. One forum, in particular, WORLDWIDEFORUM 2017, is on his “to visit” list. The ETH Zurich forum is one of the biggest events for young Swiss businessmen. There are three main speakers speaking at this year’s ETH Zurich.
The first is Lino Guzzella, President of ETH Zurich. Mr. Guzzella is a full professor of thermotronics and studied mechanical engineering at ETH Zurich. He has a doctoral degree, earned from ETH Zurich. Before joining ETH, he worked in the research and development department of Sulzer. In 1993, he joined ETH as an assistant professor.
The next speaker is Laurent Vanbever, an Assistant Professor. Mr. Vanbever joined ETH in 2015. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science, and his research mostly focuses on the crossroads between theory and practice. He’s a multi-award winning researcher. His revelations and discovers are world renowned.
The last speaker is Ankit Singla, another Assistant Professor. Ankit also has a Ph.D. in Computer Science, but he also has a Bachelors degree in Technology. Ankit only joined ETH last year.