The early life of Mike Baur, founder Swiss Start Up Factory


Posted by LLJ43 | Posted in Business Leader, Business News, Businessman | Posted on 01-09-2017

Starting a company and seeing it grow into a big company is the dream of every entrepreneur. However, this is not always the case. Growing a company is actually hard than what many non-starters think. There are crucial aspects of a start-up business that needs to be taken care of effectively for it get to the next level. There are matters of finances and administration that are required. Unfortunately, many startups lack the knowledge and experience to make concrete and innovative decisions that will see their business grow. It is an unfortunate fact that the biggest percentage of startups will fall with a year or two after their establishment. It therefore required of the owners to spend most of their time working on their startups.



Mike Baur is the greatest example of people who know how to make start-ups grow. Mike Baur is the founder of Swiss Startup Factory. SSUF is a company that guides beginner entrepreneurs with advice on how to make startups grow. He has had deep experience in the field of entrepreneurship having worked for over 20 years in the banking sector. Mike Baur was born in Freiburg, Switzerland and since his childhood, he had a great passion for entrepreneurship. He spent most of his early life in school getting knowledge related to the financial sector and entrepreneurship in general. It is this effort that saw him earn an executive MBA from the University of Rochester and an MBA from the University of Berne. `



As a banker, Mike Baur worked for the biggest private banks in Switzerland, that is, the UBS and the Clariden Leu. He joined the sector at a very young age and was able to become the youngest banker to advise some of the wealthiest people and companies in Switzerland. His achievements at that age were one of their kind, he conducted roles that previously were left to those who had served in the sector for a long time and had amassed a lot of experience. He went on to receive some honors that no one else had achieved then at his age before. He had actually outdone any other banker to have worked in the Swiss banking industry. His achievements were simply by sheer hard work. He started working as an intern in the banking sector before going up the ladder and saw him become a bank manager. His intention to join the banking sector was not with no plan. He wanted to gather knowledge that he would later use in his future enterprises.


Eric Pulier’s Career Highlights


Posted by LLJ43 | Posted in Business News | Posted on 26-04-2017

Eric Pulier has made significant milestones in different fronts. He is an energetic and enthusiastic professional who has had a distinguished career in entrepreneurship, technology, public speaking, philanthropy and authorship. His unique entrepreneurial skills have seen him found, co-found or fund over 50 companies, including seed level startups in technology and media. Today, these companies are operating as going concerns. Some of these firms include US Interactive, Akana, Media Platform, Digital Evolution, Service Mesh and Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council. He has also invested in renowned venture capital funds. Including eCompanies, Monitor Ventures, and Trident Capital. Eric is a member of the board of the Painted Turtle, an organization that deals with children diagnosed with chronic illness. He is also an active member on the innovation board of the XPRIZE Foundation.

In 1984, he graduated from Teaneck High School. Later, he joined the prestigious Harvard University where he graduated with a BA in 1988. While in college, he authored PulierLeg, a popular column on the widely read Harvard Crimson Weekly. Owing to his engaging topics and excellent writing mechanics, Pulier was appointed to serve as the journal’s editor. His long and successful career is characterized by major milestones such as managing the “Bridge to the 21st Century,” to mark the 2nd inauguration of Bill Clinton and Al Gore. In addition, he facilitated a live feed by astronauts from the space shuttle. Over the years, Eric has developed world-class platforms that have been used in healthcare, education, community and government.

Eric Pulier has supported different initiatives that incorporate technology to change the lives of the economically disadvantaged communities as well as the needy and ill children beyond the US. He is affiliated with different companies, including Multiple Sclerosis Society, US Doctors for Africa, the Clinton Global Foundation, the ACE Foundation, and Campaign for Free College Tuition. Eric has played an integral role in the success of XPRIZE, a non-profit foundation that organizes public technological competitions seeking to enhance people’s lives. He created Starbright World to support Starlight Foundation’s objective of helping children with chronic illness. Eric has published the Understanding Enterprise SOA and the Enterprise Industrial Complex. Eric owns different patents, some of which have been granted by the US Patent and Trade Mark Office, while others are still pending.