Mike Baur and the Rise of the European Marketplace

Mike Baur had been highly involved in the Swiss banking industry for the past 20 years. Many of these years have been spent with UBS and Clariden Leu. He was good at this career and enjoyed it, but it was during these years he developed a conviction that most start-ups in Europe needed to be nurtured and helped if the Swiss marketplace was to flourish. This was during a time when the European business world as a whole had taken a downturn. To that end he quit the banking game to dedicate himself to this fulltime.


In 2014 he joined with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer to become founding partners of the Swiss Start-up Factory AG, a Zurich-based accelerator that focuses on helping digital start-ups. It helps that SSUF has an incredibly strong network both in the city and throughout the entire world. SSUF has done very well for itself, become completely independent and privately financed shortly after it commenced business. In 2016 alone it had more than 1,500 start-up applications, 50 mentors, and helped establish ten new successful Swiss companies.


He currently serves as the executive chairman of SSUF, and because of his vast experience and knowledge of the Swiss banking industry, he is also in charge of fundraising and everything that has to do with finances at Swiss Start-up Factory. In January of 2016, after SSUF partnered with CTI Invest, he was appointed the deputy managing director of CTI. In December that year his career was so widely admired that his career biography was profiled in the Wall Street Journal. They host a three month program in which they coach, mentor, provide networking helps, and even provide an office space for their fledgling clients.


Today the Swiss Startup Factory is the largest and most reputable startup company in Switzerland. SSUF has one of the most high-profile Advisory Board’s in Europe, perhaps even the world. All involved in SSUF or who know very much about its workings, are confident that it will continue its rise in the start-up training industry. All three of its founders also remain involved in the workings of the company, Mike Bauer the most so. He oversees most of those partnership transactions and the entire Accelerator Program.


How Wild Ark is Contributing to Eco-Tourism With Preserving Natural Environments

Environmental awareness has become a global priority following recent news announcements concerning political events. Many individuals and businesses are looking for ways to contribute to ensuring that wildlife and natural conservation remain part of our planet for generations not yet born.Learn more : http://www.wildlife-arc.org.au/


According to a recent survey, nature-themed tourism accounted for 20 percent of international travel in 2016. The United Nations Environment Programmed, Conservation International and Rain forest Alliance released their findings from a study in 2015 that bird watching, nature walks, wildlife viewing, hiking and camping in the tropical rain-forest remains a highly popular option among vacationers, suggesting that there is quite a bit of consumer demand for tourist appreciation of natural conservation.


Eco-tourism has become a popular way for travelers and tourists to promote the natural habitats necessary for sustaining our planet, by providing direct financial benefits to their support. These preserved natural environments are also frequently regional culture spots, providing additional tourism benefits to eco-conscious travelers.Learn more : http://wildark.com/travel/


Eco-friendly vacationing is becoming an increasingly more popular offering from some of the most extravagant hotels and resort locations, as well. Resorts in Africa, South America, the Philippines and even the United States are providing vacationers with thrilling tours that include up-close experiences with wild life in their natural environments, breath-taking views of nature and an un-quantifiable sense of the satisfaction that comes from participating in an activity that will provide for future generations of humans, animals and vegetation.Learn more : http://wildark.com/our-story/


When it comes to eco-tourism, one new provider of nature-based experiences, Wild Ark, is combining lifetime eco-friendly vacationing with rebuilding and sustaining these natural conservations. Wild Ark offers approximately 17 types of travel and tour experiences in Kenya, Botswana, South Africa, East Africa, Zambia, Nambia and even Alaska. Safaris, wilderness experiences, Alaskan fly-fishing, eco-tracking of wildlife, bird watching and a 55 day adventure trek living in the African bush comprise their contribution to eco-friendly tourism.Learn more : http://wildark.com/study-the-wild/


Founded in 2015 by Mark Hutchinson, Wild Ark has fulfilled his vision of filling people with the desire to re-connect with nature. Wild Ark summarizes their mission as protecting the rich biodiversity of green belts around the world and promoting inspiration and harmony with nature.