A Startup Game Changer: Mike Baur

Mike Baur with more than two decades of experience in banking is now using his extensive knowledge in banking and entrepreneurship to help entrepreneurs in Switzerland. In 2014 Mike Baur co-founded the Swiss Startup Factory which will be a game changer to Switzerland’s economy but more importantly the engine behind all booming economies; entrepreneurs.

 

Be Like Mike!

When asked what motivates Mike in an interview he had no long speech to offer other than two words: work hard. Mike obtained his bachelors degree in banking and finance in the year 2000, a few years after he received his masters of business administration from the University of Rochester. That experience as well as his presence for over 20 years in the private banking sector, holding some of the most sought after positions in Swiss banking, makes him a wealth of knowledge. Even with the huge financial compensations in these positions Mike still had the entrepreneur spirit alive and at the age of 39 decided to take a shot on himself.

 

Swiss Startup Factory the answer to every entrepreneur!

Throughout his career Mike Baur met many great entrepreneurs with amazing startup companies or ideas and noticed some of the things that were lacking to make them as successful as the giants we all know about today. Bridging the gap between innovation and executing is one of the main benefits of being associated with this company. Also, learning how to attract some of the best investors with the right professional strategies. As well as a number of other components of having a successful company that can’t be taught in school but have to be experienced, as Mike has.

 

 

Swiss Startup Factory is a privately owned company, that fact should help put entrepreneurs at ease. With no boards to implement corporate like rules or changes it is truly a free spirited company. I can foresee this company boosting the Swiss economy by creating more companies locally that will expand globally because of Mike’s international network and worldwide relationships. This is exactly what we need more of at this time of our existence, experienced professionals helping the youngest entrepreneurs. Mike Baur is helping the young generation of entreprenuers get and stay on track by providing a platform that teaches hard work, dedication, passion, professionalism and a step by step phenomenal launching program.

 

 

Vijay Eswaran: Innovator in E-Commerce and Philanthropy

Born in Penang, Malaysia, Vijay Eswaran was raised with a passion for business and charity. He has pioneered countless developments in the field of e-commerce and marketing, most notably through the QI Group.

As a co-founder and its Executive Chairman, Eswaran continues advancing the fields of luxury goods, health and wellness technology, media and telecommunications, and travel. Eswaran, inspired by his father, uses many of his gains to assist in community outreach and motivational speaking.

Currently, the QI Group has permanent locations in Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia, with affiliate branches in 30 different countries. In addition to directing its marketing developments, Eswaran also leads QI in numerous philanthropic goals. The RYTHM Foundation, a branch of the QI Group, was founded in order to give back to the community. Its main missions involve mentoring and outreach programs, focusing on special education, the advancement of women, and mentoring youth.

Vijay Eswaran is well recognized in his circles as an accomplished businessman. He received the New Global Indian award for philanthropy and business excellence in 2012, and ranked as one of Malaysia’s 50 richest individuals in 2013 by Forbes Asia. Eswaran also received the World Chinese Economic Forum’s award for lifetime achievement for the RYTHM Foundation’s contributions to the community.

In addition to being his entrepreneurship and philanthropy Eswaran is also an accomplished author and photographer. He has released five books to date, including Sphere of Silence, detailing his methods for achieving success, and On the Wings of Thought, a compilation of his photography.