A Look At Mike Baur’s Transition From Banking To Startup Accelerator

Mike Baur grew up with a strong interest in the field of banking. After graduating from college he stepped into banking with a career at UBS Wealth Management in 2000 as a Wealth Manager. Later in his career, he also worked at the Swiss banking giants Clariden Leu and Sallfort Privatbank AG. Partly due to the banking crisis of 2007-2008 Baur grew disillusioned with banking and decided to exit the industry in order to pursue his new passion of helping entrepreneurs launch market-disrupting new products and services.

The first company that Mike Baur founded was Bainso which he headquartered in Pfäffikon, Switzerland. As he was a financial specialist he used his knowledge and network to help entrepreneurs looking to start their company and in need of venture capital funds to do so. He also helped these companies establish business and market strategies that were sustainable and profitable. He also used his knowledge to help the companies move onto the next step after he got their businesses going so that it wasn’t like a jump into cold water by the entrepreneur once they were on their own.

In January 2015, Mike Baur co-founded another startup accelerator, Swiss Startup Factory AG. This company, based in Zurich, has a three-month startup accelerator program that provides entrepreneurs with everything they need to get their business up and running. The program includes a collaborative office space and business services such as payroll, accounting, and human services. The entrepreneur also receives coaching, mentoring, and access to not only longtime entrepreneurs that are in a network that Mike Baur has built up but also his network of venture capitalists.

Another idea that Mike Baur, who serves as Executive Chairman, applied at Swiss Startup Factory is a page on their website called Founder Stories. The page includes interviews with successful entrepreneurs where they share their experiences, knowledge, and inspirations in an interview type format. In Baur’s interview, he discusses the mindset that one needs to have in order to be a successful entrepreneur. He says that one of the main keys is a willingness to work really hard because otherwise the business and idea are never going to succeed. He says that you can’t afford to not roll your sleeves up and be willing to get your hands dirty if the idea you’re trying to develop will ever see application in the real world.

 

Growth COntinues For Goettl Air Conditioning

Historic brands in all industrial sectors are always looking for impressive ways of providing the best information about where they come from and the direction the brand is heading in. The Goettl Air Conditioning brand has always been known for the high quality of its work installing, servicing, and repairing air conditioning equipment developed by the brand and by the top producers around the world; in the middle of the 20th century Goettl was one of the best known international HVAC producers with the innovative work of Adam and Gust Goettl leading the company to a success that continues to this day.

 

Under the recent leadership of current owner Ken Goodrich the Goettl brand has quite rightly returned to its position as a major force in the residential and commercial air conditioning industry in Arizona and Nevada; Goodrich has made the return to the Las Vegas market a major part of his plans for the future of Goettl to be completed via a series of mergers with existing smaller companies. Goettl now provides its annual contract services, dedicated repair options, and installation services to the people of Arizona and Nevada with a return to the quality and service the brand has always been known for high on the list of reasons for success the Goettl brand has a history of providing for its customers.

 

Special offers and philanthropic programs form a major part of the Online presence of Goettl in the 21st century as the social media accounts of the company show the impressive work undertaken by the company across a range of subjects. The Goettl brand not only seeks out continued success for itself, but uses Instagram to provide information on its charitable programs to provide food for those in need across the communities Goettl has a physical presence within.